Crock Pot Ground Beef Enchiladas – How to Make Enchiladas in the Crockpot

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Crock Pot Ground Beef Enchiladas are a great recipe for your casserole crock pot. With only six ingredients, ground beef enchiladas without enchilada sauce are quick to put together in a casserole slow cooker and can satisfy the family’s need for Mexican food. Follow these simple directions on how to make enchiladas in the crockpot.

Our go-to kid friendly protein is ground beef. In our family, you can’t go wrong with almost any ground beef recipe. And, Barbara is always looking for crock pot ground beef recipes. Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup is her go-to ground beef crock pot recipe.

Crock Pot Ground Beef Enchiladas

Barbara stumbled upon this recipe in her trusty Pot O’Gold Cookbook and decided to convert to a crock pot recipe. She used her casserole crock pot but you use a 6-quart slow cooker as well.

I love this particular slow cooker enchilada recipe because it’s not an enchilada casserole. These are true enchiladas that you can scoop out and serve just like you get at your favorite Mexican restaurant.

Recipe List for Crock Pot Enchiladas with Ground Beef

Large Flour Tortillas

Ground Beef

Green Peppers, diced

Tomato Sauce

Velveeta Cheese (Cheese Melt)

Canned Beans, kidney or pinto beans

Rotel (diced tomatoes with chili peppers)

Ground Beef Enchiladas Without Enchilada Sauce

These ground beef enchiladas do not need enchilada sauce. Let me repeat, these are ground beef enchiladas without enchilada sauce.

Instead, the simple sauce is made with cheesy Velveeta and tomato sauce (small can). On top, an undrained can of Rotel (diced tomatoes and chili peppers) are poured right over top the rolled up enchiladas.

It’s truly easy as can be.

How to Make Slow Cooker Enchiladas:

For the full recipe steps and ingredient amounts for how to make enchiladas in the crockpot, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

  1. Brown ground beef and peppers; add tomato sauce, and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add beans and Velveeta; stirring until the cheese melts.
  3. Spray the crock pot insert with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Fill each tortilla with meat mixture, arrange in the crock pot insert seam side down.
  5. If there’s remaining meat, arrange over top. Sprinkle with remaining cubes of Velveeta cheese. Pour canned tomatoes over top.
  6. Cover and cook for for 3-4 hours on low.

These Crock Pot Ground Beef Acapulco Enchiladas are quick to put together in a casserole crock pot and satisfy the family's need for Mexican food.

Notes About Crock Pot Beef Enchiladas:

  • Use any color bell peppers for the green, if desired.
  • Spread leftover ground beef enchilada filling over top the rolled enchiladas before adding the Rotel.
  • If your family doesn’t like any spice, you can substitute a can of regular diced tomatoes for the tomatoes with chilies.
  • If you want to make it in the traditional oven, place in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish, cover and cook at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Uncover and cook for additional 5-8 minutes.
  • Barbara likes fixing these in her casserole crock pot on the weekend when she’s prepping several meals for the week and can have these cooking while she’s fixing another meal in the oven and another on the stove-top. (She’s kind of an overachiever when it comes to meal prepping.)
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My kids absolutely go wild for Mexican Lasagna. A mixture of ground beef, corn and salsa is layered between corn tortillas and cottage cheese making for an easy casserole that feeds a crowd. 

Deep Dish Taco Pie

Deep Dish Taco Pie is stuffed full of ground beef, refried beans, cheese and crushed tortilla chips, all nestled in a pie crust.  Serve this easy taco pie at your next Taco Tuesday dinner.

Taco Dip with Meat and Beans 

There are only 5 simple ingredients between you and this warm, cheesy Taco Dip with Meat and Beans.  Ground beef, re-fried beans, Ortego Taco Sauce, sour cream and shredded cheese are all you need for taco dip with refried beans.

Crock Pot Ground Beef Enchiladas are a great recipe for your casserole crock pot.  With only six ingredients, ground beef enchiladas without enchilada sauce are quick to put together in a casserole slow cooker and can satisfy the family's need for Mexican food.
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Crock Pot Ground Beef Enchiladas - How to Make Enchiladas in the Crockpot

These Crock Pot Ground Beef Acapulco Enchiladas are quick to put together in a casserole slow cooker and can satisfy the family's need for Mexican food.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot beef enchiladas, crock pot ground beef enchiladas, ground beef crock pot recipe, how to make enchiladas in the crockp0t, slow cooker ground beef enchiladas, tasty crock pot enchiladas
Servings: 6 people
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 3/4 cup green peppers chopped
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 15.5 ounces canned kidney or pinto beans, drained
  • 1/2 lb. Velvetta cheese cubed
  • 6 - 8 6-inch flour tortillas
  • 10 ounces canned tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel)

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, brown ground beef and green peppers; add tomato sauce and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add beans and 1/2 of the Velveeta cheese; continue to cook until cheese melts.
    Crock Pot Ground Beef Enchiladas are a great recipe for your casserole crock pot.  With only six ingredients, ground beef enchiladas without enchilada sauce are quick to put together in a casserole slow cooker and can satisfy the family's need for Mexican food.
  • Fill each tortilla with 1/4 cup meat mixture; arrange in the insert of a casserole crockpot insert that has been sprayed with nonstick spray with the seam side down.
    Crock Pot Ground Beef Enchiladas are a great recipe for your casserole crock pot.  With only six ingredients, ground beef enchiladas without enchilada sauce are quick to put together in a casserole slow cooker and can satisfy the family's need for Mexican food.
  • Top with remaining meat mixture. Top with other half of cubed Velveeta cheese. Pour can of tomatoes (undrained) over the top.
    Crock Pot Ground Beef Enchiladas are a great recipe for your casserole crock pot.  With only six ingredients, ground beef enchiladas without enchilada sauce are quick to put together in a casserole slow cooker and can satisfy the family's need for Mexican food.
  • Cover and cook over low heat for 3 to 4 hours.
    Crock Pot Ground Beef Enchiladas are a great recipe for your casserole crock pot.  With only six ingredients, ground beef enchiladas without enchilada sauce are quick to put together in a casserole slow cooker and can satisfy the family's need for Mexican food.

Notes

  • Use any color bell peppers for the green, if desired. 
  • If you've got leftover ground beef enchilada filling, spread it over top the rolled enchiladas before adding the Rotel. 
  • If your family doesn't like any spice, you can substitute a can of regular diced tomatoes for the tomatoes with chilies.
  • If you want to make it in the traditional oven, place in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish, cover and cook at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Uncover and cook for additional 5-8 minutes.
  • Barbara likes fixing these in her casserole crock pot on the weekend when she's prepping several meals for the week and can have these cooking while she's fixing another meal in the oven and another on the stove-top.
  • Easy Taco Soup is another easy ground beef crock pot recipe. 

Some of our other favorite recipes from the Pot O’Gold cookbook (originally owned by our grandma and given to her by her sister) are:

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4 Comments

  1. I would have to add some seasonings to it and maybe a can of green chilies. seems like it would be bland with just items listed. Plus I think I would bake it.

    1. Great thing about this dish is that you can easily customize it to your taste and green chiles are a great way to do that. And baking is definitely an option (we tell you the timing in the post)!

  2. I have never had this so I was excited to try! I did mine in the oven because my crockpot is small. It was still easy and really good! A must try!

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