Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs
From about.com: southern food. Easy and fun!
- 2 (1 1/2 ounce) packages dry enchilada mix
- 3 cups water
- 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion (to taste)
- 1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped, any color
- 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded, minced or 2 mild green chilies
- 5 -6 large flour tortillas (8 inch)
- 4 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
- 1 (12 ounce) can refried beans
- First, make foil "handles." Fold a 30-inch long piece of foil in half lengthwise. Place in bottom of a slow cooker with both ends hanging over top edge of cooker.The foil strip will make it much easier to remove the burrito stack when done.
- Lightly grease crockpot. In saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; simmer for 20 minutes over low heat. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef with onion, bell pepper, and minced jalapeno or mild peppers. Drain off fat. Stir about 1/3 of sauce mix into the browned beef mixture.
- Spoon a small amount of sauce into bottom of the slow cooker.
- Spread a small amount of refried beans over one of the flour tortillas. Place the tortilla on top of sauce in Crock Pot, tearing to fit if necessary. Spoon meat mixture over tortilla and then top with a small amount of the shredded cheese. Continue layering until tortillas are used or within an inch of top of crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours. Lift burritos out by the foil handles and place on serving plate. Cut in wedges; garnish with chopped tomato, shredded lettuce, sour cream, sliced ripe olives, or your own favorite combination. Serves 4 to 6.
This is a great slow cooker meal because it tastes like you really had to work on it awhile, but it's actually VERY EASY!! I especially liked the texture of the meat in this. It also tasted more like an original mexican recipe to me than most that are out there. And I LOVE IT when I can cook a crockpot meal that my family really approves of and enjoys. Thanks, NE Lady!! ( my forever "gnomey one" )