Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Enchiladas

These satisfying beef enchiladas are made easy with 2-ingredient slow cooker shredded beef!

These delicious enchiladas are made easy with 2-ingredient slow cooker shredded beef!
These delicious enchiladas are made easy with 2-ingredient slow cooker shredded beef!
These delicious enchiladas are made easy with 2-ingredient slow cooker shredded beef!
These delicious enchiladas are made easy with 2-ingredient slow cooker shredded beef!

Dinner is my absolute favorite part of every day, and it has been for years. I get to sit down with (hopefully) delicious food, have a drink, see my husband, and relax. I look forward to dinner every day, but I get especially excited when we’re going to have enchiladas. Even though it takes a bit of time to roll and bake them, it’s so worth it. These particular enchiladas are about as easy as they come because of the two-ingredient slow cooker shredded beef. Here are the instructions: Put beef and salsa in the slow cooker. Turn it on. Done! Not only is it easy, it’s really good! If you don’t have the time to make enchiladas, this shredded beef would be just as happy in tacos, burritos, salad, or over Mexican rice. I bought refried beans for this recipe, but when it came time to make the enchiladas, I had trouble deciding what to do with them. I was torn between serving them on the side, putting them inside the enchiladas with the beef, or spreading them on the bottom of the pan. I went with the bottom of the pan, and it turned out to be a really handy way to keep the enchiladas together! You know how when you roll an enchilada and put it in the pan, it can unroll and fall apart? Well, with this bean trick you press the rolled enchilada into the beans a little, and they stay put! If you want, you could turn this into a casserole. I don’t have exact instructions, but just do something like layer sauce, tortillas, beans, cheese, beef, more tortillas, more sauce, more cheese. It honestly doesn’t take that long to roll the enchiladas, but if a casserole seems more appealing to you, then go for it!

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These delicious enchiladas are made easy with 2-ingredient slow cooker shredded beef!

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Enchiladas

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These delicious enchiladas are made easy with 2-ingredient slow cooker shredded beef!

  • Total Time: 9 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

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Instructions

  1. Place roast in slow cooker, and pour salsa over the meat. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 6 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F about 45 minutes before you are ready to eat.
  3. Remove beef to a cutting board, and shred with two forks, removing and discarding large pieces of fat.
  4. Spray a 9 x 13″ pan with cooking spray. Pour about 1/3 can of enchilada sauce in the pan, and swirl to cover the bottom. Spread the beans over the sauce. Some of the sauce will get mixed into the beans, and that is a good thing.
  5. Place about 1/3 cup of meat (varies based on tortilla size) down the center of each tortilla, fold the sides to the center, and place each enchilada seam-side down into the pan with sides touching. Press each enchilada down into the beans slightly when you put it in the pan to hold it in place.
  6. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the rolled enchiladas, spreading it with the back of the spoon to cover all the tortillas. Cover with foil, and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  7. Remove foil, spread cheese over the top, and bake an additional 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve topped with sour cream and/or shredded cabbage if desired.
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 540
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

29 comments

Nicky
8 years ago

Looks sweet as! Any recipe for an enchilada sauce by any chance? All Irish stores have the same brand, and it’s pretty dull.. D’ya know what I mean?

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Hi, Nicky! I don’t actually have an enchilada sauce recipe, but here’s one article from my friend. Thank you!

Cate @ Chez CateyLou
10 years ago

These enchiladas look like the absolute perfect winter comfort food dinner! I realllly need to get a crock pot – that beef looks like the perfect filling!

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks, Cate! I bet you would love a slow cooker if you got one!

Tonia from TheGunnySack
10 years ago

I wish dinner was my favorite part of the day. I think that I have a hard time relaxing after the stress of trying to get dinner on the table. Using a slow cooker definitely helps!

Andi
10 years ago

Our schedule is weird, so we eat late after the kids are in bed. The only time I’m stressed is if I get a late start or dinner takes a while to make and then I need to take pictures before eating. My husband is very patient though, so I don’t have to stress too much. My kids’ dinnertime is definitely not a relaxing time!!

Connie | URBAN BAKES
10 years ago

Andi this is seriously amazing! I wish I could enjoy dinners as much as you do. I’m too lazy to cook, unfortunately.

Andi
10 years ago

Ha! I’m too lazy to make elaborate desserts like you! My dinners are pretty quick and easy, so even you could probably find the energy to make them :)

Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner
10 years ago

These look great Andi! I like how you “glued” them together. Can always use more slow cooker recipes!

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks so much, Deb!

Annie @Maebells
10 years ago

Going to sleep is my favorite part of everyday! hahaha! :) Though dinner is a close second! I love the looks of these yummy enchiladas. I will gladly make any recipe that can be thrown into my crock pot!

Andi
10 years ago

Haha yes going to sleep is a close second! Thanks, Annie :)

Kelley
10 years ago

Dinner is my favorite meal of the day too! I might even spend most of the day thinking about it.. haha! These look great! I love a good enchilada recipe!

Andi
10 years ago

Me too! I usually tell my husband what we’ll have for dinner when I kiss him goodbye in the mornings ;) I’m always thinking about the next meal!

Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)
10 years ago

I am loving this recipe! I’ve been dying to make something like this at home lately.

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks, Kim! I think you will like this one :)

Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
10 years ago

This looks amazing,. Andi! My husband is a HUGE enchiladas fan and I love that I can make it in the slow cooker now! Can’t wait to try this!

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks, Kelly! Hope you like it!

Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
10 years ago

YUM Andi! I am all over this recipe because enchiladas are my favorite food, and if I’m having them for dinner it’s my favorite time of the day, too! I LOVE your refried bean trick! I can’t wait to try that out. It drives me bananas when my enchiladas start to unroll!

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks, Ashlyn! I would love to come to your house for dinner when you make enchiladas. Yours look so good!

Laura O| Petite Allergy Treats
10 years ago

Thank you! This is probably the EASIEST recipe ever! I can’t wait to try this with the family. Pinned.

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks so much, Laura!

Jamie | Jamie's Recipes
10 years ago

I love the tip about the beans in the bottom of the pan!

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks, Jamie! I was excited about that too!

Serene @ House of Yumm
10 years ago

Loving how easy this is. And what a great idea to put the beans on the bottom of the dish! Genius!

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, Serene! xo

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet
10 years ago

I am loving anything that involves my slow cooker! These looks delicious Andi!

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks, Nancy! Have a good weekend!

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