Enchilada Casserole in the Crockpot

Enchilada Casserole in the Crockpot

Ready in 6 hours

Layer enchilada ingredients in the slow cooker, turn it on and forget about it. With a bit of spice, these hearty enchiladas are great any time of year!

"After reading the reviews, I doubled the water and did not drain the tomatoes, but after 5 hrs it was still dry. It definitely needs to be done at 3 hrs. If you use ground chicken and fat free cheese, 8 servings is 255 calories."

- lsdaisy

Top-ranked recipe named "Enchilada Casserole in the Crockpot"

4.1 avg, 14 review(s) 93% would make again


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1 pound ground beef
1 can kidney beans; (15 oz) rinsed and drained
1 can pinto beans; (15 oz) rinsed and drained
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 can tomatoes with peppers; (Rotel if available)
1/4-1/2 cup salsa; if desired
1/2 cup water; (up to 3/4c if needed)
1 teaspoon chili power
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 flour tortillas
sour cream; if desired

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Brown ground beef and onion and green pepper.

Mix beef, onion, pepper, beans, tomatoes, salsa (if desired), and spices.

Place 3/4 cup meat and bean mixture in crockpot.

Layer with tortilla then 1/2 cup cheese.

Continue to layer by meat/tortilla/cheese until full.

Heat on LOW 3 to 5 hours until thoroughly heated and cheese is fully melted.

Top each portion with a dollop of sour cream, if desired.


Originally the recipe called for 1/3 cup water and 5-7 hours in the crockpot, but mine is an OLD model and I believe heats lower. More modern crocks heal faster & higher so I adjusted it!


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Featuring olives as an option! photo by Firebyrd Firebyrd

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Wonderful recipe! Has to say it was filling and mega-delicious. No leftovers at all, plates were scraped clean! Perfectly seasoned and very moist, would make again.
Tatertotter 2 months ago
So good, but way too much for two people. We were eating it for 4 days...but with pleasure.
HazelYeo 2 months ago
This is a favorite among friends--it's always so popular I even get asked to bring it to functions! I never mind, on account it's so easy to make! I'm thrilled so many of you enjoyed this recipe so much as well!
Firebyrd 4 months ago
Very good but not really spicy enough for Texans I think. Would be good with more chili powder, beef, salt and maybe some salsa. More rotel also. Add a dallop of sour cream on top.
tlkhorses 5 months ago
After reading the reviews, I doubled the water and did not drain the tomatoes, but after 5 hrs it was still dry. It definitely needs to be done at 3 hrs. If you use ground chicken and fat free cheese, 8 servings is 255 calories.
lsdaisy 1 year ago
We loved this! I used corn tortillas, double the water, & only cooked for 3 hours. Perfect! Served with shredded lettuce, diced tomato. Corn bread goes good also:)
marcieschlecht 1 year ago
Really yummy! I only left mine in the crock pot for about 3 hours since everything in the crock pot was already cooked. It was not too dry!
sfnester 1 year ago
Made this a few months ago with chicken instead of the hamburger and it was delicious!!! Will definitely make this again!!
brklyn06 1 year ago
Cooked well, but was missing something. Make sure you do add more water. Recommend using taco seasoning in burger and/or topping with taco sauce and sour cream. Would be good with black olives.
paulavaskeroeterdink 1 year ago
This didn't taste anything like enchiladas; this is Mexican-spiced chili.
karissathompson 1 year ago
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