This Slow Cooker Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole is a take on our family favorite enchiladas that my mom has made for years. Absolutely delicious!
I am so late in getting this post up. I’m going to blame it on the fact that I fixed dinner for 16 teenagers over the weekend and I’m tired. My son Taylor and his friends had Junior Prom on Saturday and ate dinner at our house. I loved every minute of it and I’m pretty sure the kids did too.
Look at what an adorable group of kids they are. I loved all the girls dresses, they were absolutely beautiful (and modest). Everyone of them thanked me over and over again for dinner. Everything went off without a hitch. Well, except for the dead bug a girl found in her salad (stupid mixed greens from Costco . . ugh!). She was so great about it! She just picked it out and kept eating her salad.
So now onto this Slow Cooker Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole. I debated posting this today because I really wanted to get better pictures , but I decided that these pictures were just going to have to do. Taking pictures of things like enchiladas and casseroles are not my favorite thing. Truth is they just don’t photograph well, so please just trust me when I say this stuff is amazing.
It may just look like a big old blob of something, but it’s not. I have 5 boys that will vouch for me on this one. They inhaled this in about 57.8 seconds. They 110% declared it blog worthy and are already begging me to make it again even though I’ve made it twice in the last two weeks.
My mom’s ground beef enchiladas have been a family favorite for years. I took that recipe and turned turn them into a slow cooker meal. I changed up the sauce a bit, and added some sour cream in between layers and it turned about amazing. I can’t wait to make it again.
IMPORTANT TIPS FOR MAKING THIS CASSEROLE: (TIPS ADDED 04/8/20):
- Corn tortillas absorb the liquid way more than flour tortillas do. So when you pour the sauce on it may seem like it’s too much, but as this cooks, the corn tortillas absorb the sauce and this turns out perfectly.
- Flour tortillas do not absorb the sauce like the corn tortillas do. So please note that if you choose to use flour tortillas, you will not need all of the sauce! You will only want to use about 1/3 of the amount of sauce made. Just pour enough over the top to cover the final layer of tortillas. I know you’re then stuck with extra sauce which is kind of a nuisance. You can refrigerate it and use it for other Mexican recipes (it’s a great sauce for chicken enchiladas) or you can choose to make half a batch of the sauce, but then you’re stuck with half cans of enchilada sauce and tomato sauce. You decide what works best for you.
- Honestly, I love this the most with corn tortillas, and my boys who prefer flour tortillas for tacos and enchiladas, actually love this more with corn tortillas. I highly recommend using corn tortillas.
Recipe Source: 5 Boys Baker
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