Monday, July 25, 2011

Farmchick's Layered Enchilada Casserole {for the slow-cooker}

Things here on our farm are busy as always. Summertime is a busy time of year for farmers. We love it though and feel blessed to be so busy!

This layered southwestern dish is perfect for this summers hot weather as it is made in a slow-cooker!

Farmchick's Layered Enchilada Dish

4 pounds lean ground beef {I use extra-lean}
1 small onion, chopped
1 can (15 ounces) refried beans {fat free}
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
1 cup salsa {your favorite}
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
flour tortillas (6 inches)

In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, tomatoes,salsa, green pepper, chili powder, salt, cumin and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the cheeses; set aside.

Cut three 25-in. x 3-in. strips of heavy-duty foil; crisscross so they resemble spokes of a wheel. Place strips on the bottom and up the sides of a 5-qt. slow cooker. Coat strips with cooking spray. Place two tortillas in slow cooker, overlapping if necessary. Layer with beef mixture and cheese. Repeat layers. You can layer however you want. That is the fun thing about cooking you personalize your meals. You can use only three tortillas and make big beefy layers or you can use more tortillas and have thinner layers of beef. I used 5 tortillas because our family likes the tortillas. Oh, you can also use corn tortillas - we like both flour and corn. This makes a big hearty can half this recipe and it will still work out just great.

Cover and cook on low for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until heated through. Using foil strips as handles, remove enchilada dinner to a platter.

Cut, garnish with favortie toppings.....EAT!!! :)

Hoping your summer days are busy and fun-filled. :) Please join in on my linky party called Homemade by YOU ~ Monday. It's so fun to see everyone's great ideas and make new friends too :)

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Blogger Kim said...

This looks yummy. I've printed it off and it's going in my "try soon" pile. Thanks for sharing!

July 26, 2011 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

It is a blessing to be busy on the farm. Thanks for the great recipe. It is nice to have good dinners that can be ready after a long day in the fields.

July 27, 2011 at 9:41 PM  

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