Sensational! Fixed this up the other night and my hubby finished it off by the next day!

On those days when my schedule is as packed as a taco on a busy Tuesday, my go-to is the reliable slow cooker. It’s a lifesaver for whipping up comforting meals with minimal effort. Today, I’m excited to share with you a recipe that’s dear to my heart – The Mexican Taco Casserole. This dish is a delightful fusion of a homely casserole’s comfort with the vibrant zest of Mexican tacos. A product of culinary cross-culture, it’s ideal for those times when you crave something filling and full of flavor but can’t afford to spend hours in the kitchen. It’s a crowd-pleaser at potlucks or just a perfect dinner for a laid-back Tuesday night – embodying my own blend of Mexican roots and Midwestern casserole charm.
To really bring this dish to life, serve it with fresh toppings like a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of fresh cilantro, and some diced avocado. Pair it with a simple green salad, cilantro-lime rice, or even a side of refried beans for an added protein boost.
Slow Cooker Mexican Taco Casserole
Servings: 6-8
Ingredients:1 pound lean ground beef or turkey

1 chopped onion

2 minced garlic cloves

1 can (15-ounce) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can (15-ounce) corn, drained

1 can (15-ounce) diced tomatoes, with juice

1 can (4-ounce) diced green chiles

1 can (10-ounce) red enchilada sauce

2 tablespoons taco seasoning

3 cups crushed tortilla chips

2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Optional toppings: sour cream, diced avocado


Brown the ground meat with onion and garlic in a skillet. Drain any excess grease.

In the slow cooker, mix the meat, black beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles, enchilada sauce, and taco seasoning.

Start with a layer of crushed tortilla chips, followed by the meat mixture, and finally, top with cheese and more chips.

Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours.

Garnish with cilantro and add any extra toppings before serving.

Variations & Tips:

For a vegetarian version, use lentils or a meat substitute. Adjust seasoning as needed.

Add jalapeños or more green chiles for extra heat.

Experiment with different cheeses or flavored tortilla chips.

Short on time? Use pre-cooked meat or pre-minced garlic.

This slow cooker Mexican Taco Casserole adapts to your pace of life, ensuring delicious, fuss-free dinners. It’s about embracing convenience without compromising on taste. Enjoy!

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