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Monday, March 11, 2013

Recipe for Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole

Recipe for Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole #easydinner #casserole #easydinner #recipe

Makes 4-6 servings
Ideal slow cooker size:  3-5 quart

1 lb ground beef, browned and drained (I like to cook ground beef in bulk and then store in freezer zipper bags in 1 lb increments.  It saves time when you're putting something like this together.)
2 cups salsa or picante sauce (I used mild)
1 tsp onion powder
1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed)
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup frozen corn (you could use canned corn, too if you want)
3 whole wheat tortillas, cut into one inch squares (I used a pizza cutter to help make this super fast)
2 cups shredded sharp or medium cheddar cheese
Sour cream, extra salsa, cilantro, for serving

1.  Stir the beef, salsa, onion powder, chili powder, cumin and garlic together in bottom of slow cooker.  Spread evenly across bottom of slow cooker.
2.  Sprinkle the beans on top of beef mixture.
3.  Sprinkle the corn on top of beans.
4.  Spread the tortilla squares on top of the corn into a even layer.
5.  Finally top with cheddar cheese in a even layer across the top.
6.  Cover and cook on HIGH for about 2 hours or on LOW for about 4 hours.
7.  Spoon the casserole onto serving plates.  Dig down deep to get all the layers.  Top with sour cream, cilantro and extra salsa, if desired.

Recipe for Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole

Review:
This is an easy recipe with simple ingredients.  It's great for serving a large family and I promise, most everyone will eat it (most everyone).  Substitute in your favorite toppings or ingredients...it's easy to swap in and swap out.  4 stars.



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11 comments:

  1. Anonymous4/5/13 15:50

    I was just wandering if that is garlic powder or garlic salt?

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  2. oops it's supposed to say garlic powder! I'll correct it :)

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  3. So I can use rice instead of beans?

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  4. Anita Lickteig1/12/13 23:09

    Great for Vegetarians too. Instead of meat there is Meatless "Burger" crumbles that are precooked. I'm not a vegetarian, but love this product. Think you will too.

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  5. Anonymous5/1/14 17:07

    This recipe is fantastic. It definitely deserves 5 stars as I would make it once a week if I could! However, I did add an onion, a red pepper, and a green pepper. I also replaced the black beans with kidney as they are a favorite around here.

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    1. Mmmmm. That sounds great! I love peppers.

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  6. Could lentils be substituted for ground beef? How long do lentils take in a crock pot?

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    1. I bet you could. I would have them cooked before you add them in though. They usually take about 4 hours on low to cook. Good luck!

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  7. Anonymous20/2/14 17:21

    This is a favorite in our house. I have made it three times in 6 weeks! Today I added too much salsa and found it very wet. We simply used a slotted spoon to serve and it tasted fine. The extra liquid however, made me wonder if you could increase the salsa and add rice. Has anyone tried adding rice?

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    1. I haven't but that sounds awesome!

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