Slow Cooker Beef Enchiladas

SLow Cooker Beef Enchiladas

Craving comfort food?

I feel the same way when the weather gets slightly cooler this time of year. I like an easy weeknight meal like these beef enchiladas that I can tuck into on the couch with my Netflix queue or another episode of Portlandia.

Paul and I both work all day and we work from home and dinner usually crosses our mind at around 5pm when we start scrambling to figure out what we’re going to eat. If you’re looking for something easy and low-maintenance, bust out the slow cooker and try this Beef Enchiladas recipe from Canadian Living’s New Slow Cooker Favourites.

Serve up your beef enchiladas with a crisp side salad, pack up the extra for lunch the next day or freeze the leftovers:

 

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 2 lbs stewing beef, cubed
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups sodium-reduced beef broth
  • 1/2 cup bottled strained tomatoes (passata)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 10 small flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

 

PREPARATION

 

  1. Combine beef, onion, garlic, jalapeño, broth, strained tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper in your slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low until beef is tender for 7-8 hours.
  3. Transfer beef to a bowl and use a potato masher to break up the beef until coarsley shredded.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, water and lime juice. Add to liquid left in your slow cooker; cover and cook on high for 15 minutes until slightly thickened.
  5. Stir 2/3 cup of the sauce into the shredded beef bowl.
  6. Spread 2/3 cup of the sauce into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  7. Spoon 1/3 cup of beef into centre of each tortilla and roll up. Arrange seam side down in a single layer of your baking dish. Pour remaining sauce on top.
  8. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions.
  9. Broil in your oven until cheese is melted, about 3 minutes and garnish with cilantro.

 

Enjoy!

 

Canadian Living’s New Slow Cooker Favourites is available in book stores now.