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Easy Slow Cooker Enchiladas Recipe
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Easy Slow Cooker Enchiladas

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"An easy and delicious slow cooker recipe for busy school days. Once the prep work is done, you can set it and forget it for the next 5 to 7 hours! Great to make ahead and freeze. Can substitute ground beef for ground turkey and flour tortillas for the corn."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 hrs 15 mins

    5 hrs 30 mins


  1. Crumble turkey into a large skillet over medium heat. Stir onion, bell pepper, and garlic into the turkey. Cook and stir until turkey is completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the kidney beans, black beans, diced tomatoes, water, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on the skillet, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix Cheddar cheese and Monterey jack cheese together in a bowl.
  3. Layer about 3/4 cup of the turkey mixture, 1 tortilla, and 1/2 cup the cheese mixture in the bottom of a 5-quart slow cooker; repeat layers until ingredients are fully used, ending with a cheese layer.
  4. Cook on Low until heated through, 5 to 7 hours.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 25, 2014

I tried this recipe the other day and it was REALLY good. The photo I added is before I had put it in the crock pot. I suggest adding a little more water while it is cooking because it was pretty dry when it was done.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 07, 2013

I made sure to spray the bottom of my crockpot before I layered in the enchilada ingredients. Instead of water, I used enchilada sauce and I layered a little on the bottom of the crockpot before starting with the tortilla layer (I wanted to start with the tortilla on the bottom as to have a sturdy bottom when I went to remove it from the crockpot) and a little over the top when I ended with the tortilla/cheese. I served this with mexican rice and refried beans. Not a bad dinner but I think this would have turned out better had I just baked it in the oven. It was a lot of work trying to layer it in the crockpot for a "quick" dinner for me.

Feb 09, 2014

It's easy to make and absolutely delish! Mine turned out a little runny but still good.

Apr 12, 2013

I also greased my crock pot. I followed the recipe as written and my entire family loved it. I heated up a spicy chipotle sauce and a roasted Pasilla chile sauce and served them in little bowls on the side letting everyone choice there own heat level. Mom liked it as is and so did I but I also enjoyed it with mild and smoky flavor of the chile sauce. Bill went for the spice. I served this with greens and bacon. As I said everyone enjoyed this dish very much.

May 02, 2015

This was a big hit in my house! I have been making a similar version for a while the only difference is I add both pickled and fresh jalapenos for more spice. I also add a can of corn to the mix and completely leave out the water, you don't need it. Serve this with a dollops of sour cream and a couple dashes of hot sauce and it will be a crowd pleaser.

Mar 25, 2015

Great meal to come home to after a busy day. Very easy to make. I doubled the salt and pepper and served with olives and sour cream as someone else suggested. My family loved it!

Dec 28, 2014

I have been making this for many years after finding it in the TOH magazine. It is such a simple recipe that can easily be altered to fit your taste (although I never have). We do use flour tortillas, but have no doubt that corn tortillas would be just as good {or better}...I may just try them next time! Note: The photo added was taken before I actually turned the slow cooker on. After 3 - 4 hrs on low, it turns into cheesy goodness! Great topped with lettuce, black olives, and sour cream too.

Jul 02, 2015

Picky toddlers loved this!


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  • Calories
  • 614 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 31.1 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 12.7 g
  • 51%
  • Protein
  • 44.3 g
  • 89%
  • Sodium
  • 1216 mg
  • 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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