Have enchiladas waiting on you when you get home from work…
I love a good enchilada casserole baked in the oven, but lately we have been so busy after school, I don’t really have time to make one. I also love the thought of having my slow-cooker cooking away while we are out going from one activity to the next. I love the smell of cooked food waiting on me when I get home. What mom doesn’t??
I found this recipe in Cooking with Paula Deen magazine (January/February 2009), and I knew I had to give them a try. They came out great garnished with sour cream and fresh green onions.
So on your busy weeknights, go ahead and give this one a try.
(adapted from Cooking with Paula Deen)
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
2-3 tbsp chopped jalapenos
salt and pepper or seasoned salt
12 flour tortillas (torn into pieces)
1 28 oz. red enchilada sauce
2 1/2 cups shredded cheese
*Slow cooker liner
Brown ground beef, onion, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper or seasoned salt. Stir in jalapenos. Drain fat. Line slow cooker with a slow cooker liner. Layer one-third of tortillas in bottom of slow cooker. Top with 1/2 beef mixture, half enchilada sauce, and 1 cup of cheese. Repeat layers of tortillas, beef, and cheese. Finish off with last third of tortillas and remaining cheese. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or until hot and bubbly. Garnish with sour cream and green onions.
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These sound wonderful – I’ve never made enchiladas in the crockpot before! That sounds so good though!! Thanks for the tip! 🙂
Maureen sala says
Sounds yummy. I need to try it. Ola!
What about if you don’t have slow cooker liners? Can this be made without them?
Oh yes you can definitely do this without a liner. Those just make for super duper easy clean up! Thanks for visiting Danie!!
Shared with my readers and pointed them here for directions. Thanks for the recipe!
5 to 6 hours on low seems like a really long time! Wouldn’t the edges be burned?
Hi Laura! I always use a slow cooker liner to help with this. You can always check them around 4 hours if you are worried your slow cooker will do this. The edges will cook more than the rest, but I don’t usually have a problem with burning. Thanks for visiting!
Can corn tortillas be use?
Hi! I have not tried them in this recipe, but I’m sure you can use corn tortillas if that is what you prefer. Thanks for visiting!
Judith Davis says
About how many will this recipe serve?
Hi Judith! It serves about 4 to 5. Thanks for visiting!
Judith Davis says
First, I want to thank you for answering my question; so many times I ask a question on other sites I do not get a reply back.
When I find a recipe that I like; I copy and paste it to word program and save it in the recipe folder on that program. I always like to note the Servings, Prep. Time and Cook Time. Plus, Nutrition Information if I can. Plus, if I give it to someone that way hopefully, they will have most of the information they might need. I also, have a folder for recipe sites and yes your site is now on it.
Have a good week-end and a safe 4th of July.
That’s awesome to hear Judith! Thanks so much for letting me know!
Kristi Merten says
Delicious easy meal ! Didn’t add the sour cream to reduce calorie count and it was still good.
Hi Kristi! So glad you liked it! Thanks for visiting!