Enchilada Stack-Up in Crock Pot

Total Time
6hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 hrs

Entered for safe-keeping. From Nancy Swanson, Denver, Colorado, as submitted to BH&G.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In skillet, cook ground beef and onion until meat is browned and onion is tender; drain off excess fat.
  2. Add tomato sauce, chilies, chili powder, salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce. (Note: wear gloves to protect skin when handling fresh green chilies and do not touch hands to eye area or other sensitive areas, then discard gloves and wash hands before proceeding.).
  3. Stir in drained beans and olives.
  4. Trim tortillas slightly smaller than diameter of crockery cooker; add trimmings to meat mixture.
  5. Place 1/4 of the meat mixture in bottom of cooker; top with one tortilla and sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese. Repeat layers with meat, tortillas, and cheese.
  6. Pour tomato juice around edge of stack-up.
  7. Cover; cook on LOW heat for 5-6 hours, or cook on HIGH heat setting for 2 1/2 hours.
  8. Cut into wedges. Carefully lift out of crockery cooker.
Most Helpful

So easy to make and definitely tasty. Love the spiciness. I used black beans instead of red kidney beans. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because this looks nothing like enchiladas. Thanks for posting! Made for the December Photo Tag game.

Color Guard Mom December 29, 2013

I love enchilada casseroles, and it was such a bonus to be able to do this one in the crock pot! We had a busy (and warm!) day today and it was nice to not spend a lot of time in the kitchen with a hot oven. I used pinto beans because they were on hand, and green olives. I have a large crock pot so I used a total of 6 small corn tortillas (1 1/2 per layer) to cover the bottom. I think next time I will use salsa instead of tomato sauce and tomato juice, just for added flavor. We all liked this, and my kids were thrilled to find the olives in there! I cooked this for 4 hours on low and it came out perfectly.

smellyvegetarian August 12, 2012

Love it that it can be made in the crockpot. I had to cook this for about 5 1/2 hours due to work and I felt it got a little over done in that time period, my tortillas became completely mushy, but the flavor was still great. Made for ZWT5

morgainegeiser May 18, 2009