Whenever I know I am going to be cooking I usually do 1 of 2 things: 1-peruse the cabinets to see what we have on hand and figure out what I can without having to go to the store, or 2-peruse my Pinterest pins to see what I really want to make. Last night, I decided see what we had on hand and decide on my recipe that way. The main things I saw were ground beef and corn tortillas, and I figured that surely I could come up with a casserole-type dish. The problem is, our oven is not acting right, and I didn't want to mess with it, so I searched for crockpot recipes that included my ingredients of choice. I came up with this recipe for crockpot enchiladas. Normally, I am not interested in crockpot recipes that require to cook first, and then add cooked food to the crockpot-to me, that almost negates the reason for using the crockpot. However, with knowing the circumstances of not wanting to use the oven, I was willing to try this recipe. I cooked up the taco meat last night.
When I got home tonight, I heated it back up in the microwave, and proceeded with the recipe. I struck again-thinking I had all the ingredients on hand, but realistically that was not the case. When I checked the fridge yesterday, I saw 3 open jars of salsa. Today, it turned out that 1 jar had an inch left in the bottom, one jar had mold, and tho other I had assumed to be salsa was actually queso-apparently I should have pulled it up to the front of the fridge instead of just seeing the lid in the very back and making an assumption. So I used the i inch of salsa called for in the recipe, and used a (drained) can of diced tomato to keep me from having to run back to the store. The recipe came together fairly quickly, so all I had to do was wait an hour. If you plan to make this, plan to wait the whole hour for all the cheese to melt.
It turned out pretty good-I think if I had used all salsa it would have been better. This is definitely a recipe to keep!
Here is the recipe from the All Recipes website: