Tuesday, November 15, 2011

crock pot porn.

i have been having a major love affair with my crock pot lately - the possibilities are endless, enchiladas from the crock pot? who knew! my first 'normally baked in a pyrex dish done in the crockpot instead' dish was lasagna and it turned out great, next time i will add a lot more sauce because it was a tiny dry but overall everyone loved it. these enchiladas were our newest attempt and it was so easy - yum!
Slow Cooker Enchiladas
Serves 4-6
1/2 yellow onion, diced small
1/2 bell pepper, diced small (any color)
1 16-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen corn
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups cheese, shredded and divided
2 16-ounce jars of your favorite salsa
12 6”-8” tortillas, flour or corn
Optional: 1 cup leftover meat - chicken, pork, hamburger, or shredded beef

In a medium bowl, mix together the onion, pepper, black beans, corn, spices, meat (if using), and just 1/2 cup of the cheese. Pour about a cup of salsa (half a jar) into the bottom of the slow cooker and spread it around evenly.
Scoop about 1/3 cup into one of the tortillas, roll it up, and nestle it into the bottom of the crock pot. Repeat with the half of the remaining filling, rolling tortillas until the entire bottom of of the crock pot is filled. Spread another cup of salsa over this layer and sprinkle it with another 1/2 cup of cheese.
Continue with the remaining filling and tortillas to create a second layer. Top with another cup of salsa, but reserve the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese for later. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2-4 hours. In the last 15 minutes of cooking, sprinkle the leftover cheese over the top and let it melt.
Serve the enchiladas with the remaining salsa. Leftovers will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator.

i didn't have chili powder so i threw in oregano, a little taco seasoning, and some hot sauce instead. i added cheese to the inside of each enchilada as well and on top and i also choose to skip any meat this time - all of the veggies looked so good on their own!

original recipe found here.

3 comments:

melissa rohr said...

omg lol i had to read the title 3 times. hahhaa

i LOVE my crockpot. LOVE

melissa rohr said...

Dude.

melissa rohr said...

they were so good i could hardly stand it! we didn't even add meat...yum!