Slow-Cooked Enchilada Dinner

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 2 hours


6 servings

Updated: Jan. 18, 2023
This layered southwestern meal just can't be beat. It gets its spicy flavor from green chiles, chili powder and cumin. Using a slow cooker liner inside of the cooker makes it easier to lift and remove the meal so it can be cut into individual wedges. —Judy Ragsdale, Queen City, Texas
Slow-Cooked Enchilada Dinner Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, undrained
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 flour tortillas (6 inches)


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, green pepper, chili powder, salt, cumin and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the cheeses; set aside.
  2. Cut three 25x3-in. strips of heavy-duty foil; crisscross so they resemble spokes of a wheel. Place strips on the bottom and up the sides of a 3-qt. slow cooker. Coat strips with cooking spray. Place two tortillas in slow cooker, overlapping if necessary. Layer with a third of the beef mixture and cheese. Repeat layers twice.
  3. Cover and cook on low until heated through, 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Using foil strips as handles, remove enchilada dinner to a platter.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 468 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 1118mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 30g protein.