It’s rare you meet someone who doesn’t like good enchiladas, so we were excited to try them in the slow cooker. Guess what? It worked! Just roll them up, top them with spicy salsa and melt cheese over the top when they are done. The end result is tender enchiladas with a little kick of spice – a perfect dinner everyone will love.
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas
YIELDS: 10 servings
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 1/2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
1 can (15.5 oz.) cannellini beans, drained
1 can (4.5 oz.) chopped green chilies
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
10 (6-inch) flour tortillas
1 package (2 cups) shredded Colby and Jack cheese, divided
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 cup salsa
Heat oil in stovetop-safe slow cooker cookware over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, cook 2 minutes.
Add chicken, beans, chiles, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Stir until well blended. Place in a large bowl; set aside.
Add 1/3 cup chicken mixture and 1 Tablespoon cheese to 1 tortilla. Roll up tightly and place in cookware. Repeat with remaining chicken mixture, cheese and tortillas. (Tortillas will be tightly packed in cookware.)
Stir tomatoes with chilies and salsa. Pour over enchiladas.
Cover and cook for 2 hours on HIGH or 4 hours on LOW. After cooking is complete and slow cooker is on WARM, sprinkle remaining cheese over enchiladas. Cover until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream and chopped cilantro.
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