As you can likely tell from the massive number of recipes on my blog revolving around Mexican flavors, it's one of my favorite way to cook and eat. But let's be honest. Many of the dishes can be pretty heavy with cheese and tortillas. Not to mention adding adding on lots of topping like sour cream and guac. Well, this will give you all the flavors of eating enchiladas in a lightened up version that won't send you into a post dinner couch potato food coma!
These kinds of meals are incredibly tricky at my house. If you've read any of my posts then chances are you've heard me mention my daughter's aversion to eating anything red. I have no idea. She did give this a valiant effort. The rest of us took up the slack!
I basically took one of the weirdo concoctions that I would normally slather between two thick layers of flour tortillas and top with piles of cheese and instead added them to the crock with some beef broth.
Then I made up a few super crispy, garlicky corn tortilla strips to use as garnish. We added the barest sprinkle of some shredded cheese to our bowls and we were in enchilada heaven.
If you keep some ground beef cooked up and in your freezer ready to go you can have this simmering away in your crock in no time for any busy morning. Vary it up with any veggies and/or topping you like and you have a meal customized to your family!
Slow Cooker Beef Enchilada Soup
- 1 pound ground beef
- 12 oz enchilada sauce
- 2 cups beef broth
- 14 oz can diced tomatoes drained
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- For tortilla strips:
- 4-6 corn tortillas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder I used roasted garlic powder
- Brown ground beef and drain any excess fat
- Add to crock
- Add remaining soup ingredients to crock
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4
- For tortilla strips:
- Heat oven to 450 degrees
- Cut tortillas into small strips and then cut the strips in half
- Toss with olive oil and garlic powder
- Place on baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes until crispy and starting to brown
- Serve soup with a few tortilla strips and cheese or sour cream as desired
LETHA BOUST says
easy and delicious. I added a 4 oz can of diced green chiles and a can of black beans and 1 t of cumin to give it even more flavor and nutrition.
Oh my yum...added a can of black beans, a small can of hot green chili's, a tsp of cumin. I didn't even add the broth. a bunch of fried corn tortillas with sour cream and cheese.
Nice!! Sounds great with the bit of extra spice, I like it! 🙂
This was very good, I made it on the stove top and simmered it for about an hour. I added a can of black beans drained, topped it with avocado, a dollop of Greek yogurt, a sprinkle of Mexican cheese blend and fresh lime juice! Excellent!
Hi there, about how many does this serve?
For us it served 4 adults with one small bowl left over for lunch the next day.