With colder weather here, my crockpot is getting a nice workout. Or I should say, my crockpots! I find it necessary to have five crockpots, of different sizes and shapes: a six-quart oval, two four-quart rounds, a 1-quart, and a 1-pint slow cooker. That will handle every crockpot recipe I can think of. Add some spicy ingredients for some fabulous crockpot Tex-Mex recipes.
Tex-Mex, or Southwest, recipes can really warm you up on a cold night.
The combination of flavors, textures, and spices is so wonderful. And when you are the chef, you can control the heat and spice level. When you're trying a new recipe, use the lower end of the spice measurements; you can always add more, but you it's very difficult to make the recipe more mellow.
Enjoy these great recipes this week!
Crockpot Tex-Mex Recipes
- Crockpot Beef Tamale Pie
What would we do without corn muffin mix? It makes a delicious 'crust' in this easy slow cooker recipe.
- Crockpot Pozole
This easy recipe from my second cookbook has a really great depth of flavor.
- Creamy Mexican Crockpot Chicken
I used to be a real snob about using condensed soups in recipes; then I realized that they are fabulous and quick and easy! This comforting recipe will become a favorite at your house.
- Southwest Crockpot Breakfast
Hey, eating breakfast for dinner is a fabulous way to expand your repertoire. This spicy recipe will wake everybody up.
- Southwest Steak and Beans
Flank steak cooks with salsa, black beans, and spices in this wonderfully homey recipe. Serve it with polenta or hot cooked rice.
- Mexican Minestrone
Serve this hearty and super easy soup with lots of toppings, including sour cream, salsa, sliced avocados, and blue corn tortilla chips.
- Crockpot Mexican Turkey Wraps
Yes, you can make sandwiches in your crockpot! Turkey tenderloins are cooked until tender, then shredded and cooked with Mexican seasonings. Cole slaw mix and flour tortillas make them into wrap sandwiches.
- Crockpot Mexican Pork Loin Roast
Hormel makes a wonderful pre-seasoned boneless pork loin roast that I use in this recipe. Actually, I buy two and cook it in my nice big oval 6-quart slow cooker. Leftovers are fabulous!
- Slow Cooker Fajita Stew
I like using my Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix in this fabulous and healthy stew; that way I can control the sodium!
- Crockpot Taco Dip
One of my favorite things to do in the fall and winter is to make a couple of appetizers and serve them as dinner. It's fun and easy on you!
- Crockpot Enchilada Dip
Just four ingredients make this rich and creamy hot appetizer dip so easy.
- Crockpot Chili con Queso
Another three ingredient recipe! The secret to this creamy dip is Mexican flavored process cheese. If you can't find it in your grocery store - ask! Your grocer will order some for you.
- Meatless Tex Mex Enchiladas
Making enchiladas in your slow cooker is such fun! I love the flavors and textures in this fabulous recipe.
- Crockpot Meatball Taco Soup
Frozen precooked meatballs, my favorite convenience food product, combines with salsa, lots of vegetables, and pasta in this hearty soup. I'd throw in a can or two of black beans too!
- Salsa Crockpot Chicken
And last, but not least, this two ingredient recipe is moist, tender, and full of flavor. Use it to fill flour or corn tortillas. I recently had a brainstorm, and served it over Chile Rice Casserole. It was fabulous!