Slow Cooker Layered Enchilada Dinner

By RAYT721

Using a slow-cooker makes this cheesy, Mexican-inspired dish a fuss-free meal.

Slow Cooker Layered Enchilada Dinner
photographer: Nikki Sheriff
  • 1 pound 85% lean ground beef

  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/3 cup)

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounce) low-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 can (4.5 ounce) chopped green chiles

  • 1 can (10 ounce) enchilada sauce

  • 6 corn tortillas (6-inch) (low-carb available)

  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (12 ounces)

  • Paprika

  • Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

  1. In a 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef, onion, and garlic clove over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in soup and chiles.

  2. Spray 3-1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place 3 corn tortillas over sauce, overlapping and breaking in half as necessary to make an even layer. Top with 1/3 of the beef mixture, spreading evenly. Drizzle with about 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese.

  3. Repeat layering twice, using 3 corn tortillas and half of remaining beef mixture, enchilada sauce, and cheese in each layer. Sprinkle paprika over top.

  4. Cover; cook on low heat setting 4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours 30 minutes.

  5. Let stand about 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle individual servings with cilantro, if desired.

  6. Prep Time: 30 minutes - Total Time: 5:00 hours - Makes 6 servings

  7. Source:

Nutritional Facts

Calories - 418
Total Fat - 27g
Saturated Fat - 13g
Sodium - 645mg
Carbohydrates - 18g
Dietary Fiber - 3g
Protein - 25g

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33 replies

nixon9 2016-05-23 16:55:33 -0500 Report

this is a wonderful recipe. i do the same but i pressure cooker in 6 min. i also add 1 small can sliced olives. i don't use soup or jack cheese.i use 3 blend mexican cheese. top with cilantro and 1 teaspoon light sour cream. thank you for sharing your recipe. try mine and see how you like it. thanks and " God Bless"

RAYT721 2012-01-13 20:02:38 -0600 Report

Please note that there have been notes from others with typos that were originally made to this recipe. Please read the comments below before making this AWESOME recipe.

RAYT721 2011-05-19 13:07:42 -0500 Report

Wswaby: step 1 reads In a 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef, onion and garlic clove over medium-high heat

wswaby 2011-04-22 07:00:05 -0500 Report

It takes about 5 hours to make a good meal in a slow cooker on high. Why does your recipe take the same time if the ground beef is already cook before it is place in the slow cooker? All needed to be done is the cheese to melt, and the a corn tortillas to get saggy. This should take a max of 2 hours.

John Millard
John Millard 2011-04-20 21:51:41 -0500 Report

how can I seperate a recipie out of the entire newsletter so I can save it in my Yahoo recipies folder? I use safari on a Mac.
Anybody else developed a way to do this? Please e-mail me at small if you have the answer.

jayabee52 2011-04-18 14:39:16 -0500 Report

Howdy Dahl
The nutritional facts you seek is in the box (of the same name) at the top right of the recipe.

Dahl 2011-04-18 14:33:14 -0500 Report

Looks good and we will try, but caliories, carbs and serving size info would be helpfull.

RAYT721 2011-04-16 11:25:51 -0500 Report

I am so embarrassed. Thank you to all for catching my typos. I just wish I could "edit" or "delete" to re-enter. I guess I'm just a crackpot with a crockpot! Sorry, everyone!!! This is a very good recipe.

BeBopBaby 2011-04-16 11:08:39 -0500 Report

Sounds Good and thanks, Pearland, for 'doin' the math' and fixin' the recipe!! I'm going to fix that next week when we go to the lake. It can be cooking while we're out fishing :)

Pearland, TX
Pearland, TX 2011-04-16 10:05:49 -0500 Report

This recipe confused me in the second paragraph after spraying the slow cooker so I looked it up in It appears a sentence was left out: "Spread about 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce in bottom of slow cooker." Then you can place the 4 corn tortillas on that 1/4 cup of sauce. I didn't know where to place them ~ in the slow cooker or back in the skillet. I HOPE THIS CLEARS IT UP FOR SOME OTHERS WHO WOULD LIKE TO USE THE RECIPE. IT SOUNDS GREAT!!

RAYT721 2011-04-01 22:27:27 -0500 Report

NOTE: I wish I could edit once posted … because my wife caught inconsistency is my original recipe and added the following:

I make this really lower in carbs and calories in my version. That's the only version we have for dinner but Ray took this one off the recipes we had not the low carb one. Like most recipes you can change up things like the tortillas and get them alot lower in carbs from 25-30 each to 4 grams each which is what I do. You gotta be creative in your cooking but this is a great recipe to make and enjoy. Also the tortillas are 6 total making it 2 per layer not 3 as noted above.