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Slow Cooker Enchiladas

We all know that using your Slow Cooker can be a great time saver but what about a budget saver. Often times we think of our Slow Cooker as an appliance that helps us get dinner on the table without a lot of effort or time, and it definitely does that. But did you know that it can also help you stretch your grocery dollars.

These Slow Cooker Enchiladas are the perfect example of that. By adding simple, less expensive ingredients like beans to the Slow Cooker, the flavors blend well during the longer cooking process.

Slow Cooker Enchiladas :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

All this week, we have teamed up with ALDI to share some of our favorite budget friendly recipes with you. On Monday we shared Barbecue Chicken and Rice, a One Dish meal that goes together really quickly with little clean up involved. Then on Tuesday, we served up Apple Crumble Cupcakes over at Hoosier Homemade.

Slow Cooker Enchiladas :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

These Slow Cooker Enchiladas were a nice change of pace from the other recipes that we make in the Slow Cooker. And they were super easy too. We found everything we needed at ALDI and the ingredients were all top quality.

Slow Cooker Enchiladas :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

The other nice thing about these Slow Cooker Enchiladas is that you can add or subtract the ingredients you like. Maybe your family doesn’t like green pepper but they like black olives – toss them in! We like the combination of Black and Pinto Beans, but you could certainly change that as well.

Slow Cooker Enchiladas :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

After you brown the ground beef, onions and green pepper, add the beans, tomatoes and seasonings. Lightly coat your Slow Cooker with non-stick cooking spray, then begin with a cup of the ground beef mixture.

Slow Cooker Enchiladas :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Then layer the tortilla and sprinkle with a blend of the cheeses.

Slow Cooker Enchiladas :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Repeat the layers until the ground beef and cheese is gone. Serve with your favorite toppings for a delicious meal your family is sure to love!

Slow Cooker Enchiladas :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

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Slow Cooker Enchiladas

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Yield: 4-6 servings

Slow Cooker Enchiladas

Easy Slow Cooker recipe that your family will love. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Cattlemen’s Ranch All Natural 80% Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can Dakota’s Pride Black Beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1/2 can Dakota’s Pride Canned Pinto Beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 can Casa Mamita Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, undrained
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Happy Farms Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Happy Farms Shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 6 Benita Flour Tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a skillet, brown the ground beef, onions and green pepper until beef is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain
  2. Add the beans, tomatoes, water and seasonings, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 min.
  3. Combine the cheeses.
  4. Coat the inside of the Slow Cooker with non-stick cooking spray, layer 1 cup of beef mixture on the bottom.
  5. Cover with tortilla, sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers until ingredients are gone.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through.
  7. Serve with shredded lettuce, salsa and sour cream, if desired.
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Comments

  1. I love Aldi for budget friendly staples. They have great quality foods at great prices! Thanks for the enchilada recipe!

  2. Looks like a great idea. If you don’t have a stove (as I don’t currently since kitchen is gutted), you can cook your beef, onions and green peppers in the microwave in a pyrex measuring cup.

  3. Plan ahead! Freeze pre=portioned slow cooker meals.

  4. MMMM these sound good. On my list of things to cook this weekend.

  5. Stephanie says:

    Love Aldi, produce cheapest out there!

  6. Hi Liz! First of all, thank you for sharing this delicious recipe! I can hardly wait to go to Aldi’s to purchase these items! If you do your shopping at Aldi’s, you will save money, and time! I love to shop there, especially their sales. Thanks for the giveaway! Blessings from Bama!

  7. Geena O Joseph says:

    Thank you for this recipe!

    Money saving tip..? Shop at Aldis, thats the best tip I ‘ve got. :-D

  8. This isn’t an entry because I’m not acquainted with Aldi’s….probably not here. Here’s the burning question, though. Can you really get that enchilada out of the crockpot in one piece? I’d love to know if it required some rebuilding> Thanks. Looks so good.

    • Hi Susan, yes, we sprayed the slow cooker and we were actually surprised it came out just like the picture. No rebuilding. We used 2 spatulas and lifted it out.

  9. Going to try these this weekend!! Headed to Aldi’s after work!

  10. I love Aldi and Mexican food. I don’t have an oven hood, so I prefer to use my crock pot as much as possible in the summer. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am making it today!!

  11. liviler says:

    can you use corn tortillas?

    • Hi there, we did not try the enchiladas that way, but I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t. You may need to cook a bit longer though.
      Happy Cooking!
      ~Liz

  12. -Made these for dinner tonight and were a big hit with young and old alike. Came out of the pot with no problems.
    My tip I bought 3 lbs. of ground beef and cooked it with the onions and peppers and put two pkgs. in the freezer for even quicker prep the next time. I shop at Aldi’s at least once a week. This one is a keeper.

  13. There is not an ALDI’s here but I will definitely try this recipe.

  14. Have you tried this with chicken or shredded pork? My little people don’t like hamburger

  15. as a long time enchilada maker and eater….using corn tortillas is how we make and eat them….but baked in the oven, in the crock pot they might fall apart….it will still be tasty…but not layered like flour tortillas will be….I like you crock pot way…..

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