Cooking Time:4-5 hours
Ingredients4 lb. boneless chuck roast
2 T. Canola or Coconut oil
3 Large onions, sliced
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. cumin, ground
2 - 4 1/2 oz. cans peeled, diced green chilies
14 1/2 oz. can peeled, diced tomatoes
8 Large tortillas (10-12 inch size)
16 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
Large can of red enchilada sauce
Slow Cooked Beef Enchiladas are delicious! Don’t be fooled though – this recipe makes the most delicious beef that you can use in any dish – salads, tacos, or even eat it plain – “low-carb style” like my bother-in-law. However you serve this Enchilada Beef, enjoy. It’s family favorite in my house and the leftovers are just as great!
- Heat oil in a large pan.
- Salt & Pepper roast and brown in heated oil.
- Place roast in slow cooker and top with onions. cumin, green chills, and diced tomatoes.
- Cover and Cook on High for 4-5 hours.
- Remove roast to a large cutting board and shred meat using two forks.
- Return to slow cooker and stir to incorporate liquid throughout the beef mixture.
- Serve beef as enchiladas (see below) make a taco bar (let your guests build their own) or on top of your favorite salad!
Place desired amount of beef in a tortilla and fold over. Top with enchilada sauce and shredded cheese. Warm in microwave just long enough to melt cheese on top and heat sauce. You can also prepare several of the tortillas with the beef/sauce/cheese and place in a casserole dish then broil in the oven just until cheese is melted.
Optional: Serve with sour cream, guacamole and a side of salsa with Mexican rice and/or refried beans and chips for a full meal.
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My whole family loved this, even my picky eater. The only thing I did differently was I used ground cumin (didn’t have the seeds) and I added 2 large smashed garlic cloves. I also browned the meat with some fajita seasoning and used less salt. One of the best recipes I’ve made from a crock pot!
4 cups of onions….must be a mistake? We made with just over 1 cup of onions and this was delish!
Andrea I actually use 4 cups of onions when I make it, but if you are happy with 1 cup that is GREAT! Love it when I hear people make it their own. Happy Crocking!
Sounds delish! What type of onion do you use in your recipe?
Hi Cindy, I actually use a yellow onion when I make this recipe. But please use the onion of your choice, I am sure it will be just as good with any onion. Enjoy and Happy Crocking!
I make something similar without the green chilies. When the roast is done, I cook for around 6hrs on high, I remove it from the pot and add refried beans. I put some of the red sauce on in side of shell. Only enough to cover the shell. Then I put meat in with cheese, roll up the ends and then roll it. Top it with more sauce and bake in oven for about 30 min just to heat through. I have skipped the 30 min bake and it does ok that way too.
Can you cut this recipe in half? I cook just for me & my fiance & this seems like a lot. 14 1/2 oz cans if tomatoes & 4lbs of meat seems like a lot. Thanks! !!!!
Hi Whitney you can cut this recipe in half, and the key is to make sure your slow cooker is 1/2 to 2/3 full to crock properly. The tomatoes is one can at 14.5 ounces, so if you cut this in half you would only need 2 lbs. of meat, and this recipe freezes well Hope this helps, and Happy Crocking!
Would this also work on low for 8 hours instead of high for 4 hours?
I’m sure Britt it will work fine on Low for 7-8 hours. Let us know how it worked for you. Happy Crocking!
Do you think you can use a pork roast with this recipe?
Absolutely Christina Mullins! I’ve done it a few times and it is really good!
Thank you so much!!
This looks great! I’ll be making it with moose meat…the “beef” of Alaska. 🙂
Could you use rump roast instead of the chuck? Never been a fan of chuck roast.
Absolutely Sarah, make this recipe your own! Happy Crocking!