Slow-cooker meals are the best for many reasons. They’re full of flavor, and simple; just toss in the ingredients, and let the slow-cooker do all the work.
Pot roast, chili, and stew are some of the go-to recipes when using a slow-cooker. But if you’re looking for some new recipes to spice up your slow-cooker dinners, these Mexican dishes will do just the trick. The bold, comforting flavors of Mexican cuisine slowly simmered over a low heat unlocks the best blend of taste and texture. These recipes are delicious and easy, and a dinner you can prepare that the whole family will enjoy.
This classic pork dish is a Mexican favorite. It is typically cooked on the stove, but when made in a slow cooker, it becomes a mostly hands-off and easy meal. Pork carnitas made in a slow-cooker are tender and full of flavor, and are perfect for taco, burrito, enchilada, and chilaquile filling. Slowly simmered with onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and orange, this recipe delivers tons of authentic flavors, and can be used in a number of different Mexican dishes!
Chicken Enchilada Soup
Slow-cooker soups are a no-brainer, and this one is no exception! It is almost completely prep-free, just toss in the ingredients and let the slow-cooker do the work for you. Fresh chicken, vegetables, and beans are the staples in this soup, but a zesty enchilada sauce gives it a savory and intense flavor. Try it with a homemade enchilada sauce and top with your favorites; tortilla chips, shredded cheese, or sour cream, for even more flavor. Try the amazing recipe here!
Stuffed Bell Peppers
Making stuffed peppers in a slow-cooker might by surprising to most, but once you try this simple recipe, you may never want to cook them in the oven again! The mix of ground beef, rice, onions, enchilada sauce and Colby-Jack cheese makes for an irresistible filling to use inside the bell peppers. Customize the recipe by using chicken instead of beef, or exclude the meat and add more veggies and rice for a vegetarian version. Anyway you try it, this recipe is delicious!
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas
Another delicious slow-cooker twist on a traditional Mexican dish. The prep is so simple you’ll have this meal cooking in no time! Black beans, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, corn, and a blend of Mexican spices and seasonings are layered between corn tortillas, and then topped with enchilada sauce and cheese. Place in the slow-cooker and just let it sit while the aroma of the cheesy hot goodness fills the air. So simple, and so delicious, try the recipe here!
Creamy Chipotle Chicken Taquitos
This recipe combines tender chicken, spicy chipotle sauce, shredded cheese, and cream cheese, all rolled up into crispy taquitos, making for a unique and delectable finger food that everyone will enjoy. The cream cheese keeps the chicken moist while in the slow-cooker and gives a great balance to the kick of the spicy chipotle. Served warm with your favorite dipping sauce, like ranch or cilantro, and topped with jalapenos for an extra kick, you’re sure to please everyone’s taste buds with this recipe.
These slow-cooker recipes are a great way to enjoy an easy Mexican meal any night of the week! They are a great alternative to the typical chili and pulled pork slow-cooker meals and the whole family will love trying these new dishes. Or, if you’re looking to take a night off from cooking, and want to enjoy an authentic Mexican meal, bring the family down to Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant in Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, or North Billerica, MA. We would love to have you!