Slow Cooker Mexican Chili and Dip Recipes
One of the best ways to enjoy a home cooked meal is if you do not have to stand over the stove preparing it. Using a slow cooker to simmer and savor the flavors of your favorite dish makes mealtime less stressful. A slow cooker meal cuts meal preparation in half. A little preparation the night before can result is a hearty, healthy delicious meal for your family.
Quick Mexican style Chili con Carne is one of the best tasting recipes for a slow cooker meal. You can top this meal with crushed tortilla chips, chopped onion or cheese. Your family will eat it all and ask for more.
Slow Cooker Quick Mex Chili Con Carne
*1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
*1-tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
*1/2 medium yellow onion chopped
*1 can crushed tomatoes
*3 tablespoons chili powder
*4 cloves garlic, minced
*1 teaspoon pepper
*1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
*1 can no-fat, low sodium beef broth
*Kosher salt to taste
You can brown and drain the ground beef and onions the night before. Put the ingredients together in the morning and start the slow cooker. By the time you arrive home in the evening, the chili is ready to eat.
1. Brown and drain ground round beef in olive oil
2. Add onion and cook until onion turn translucent
3. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and mix thoroughly.
4. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese sprinkled on top.
Chopped fresh cilantro
This recipe can be frozen and then reheated in a saucepan later in the week for quick dinners.
People in the south love to eat chili with cornbread. You might want to give it a try. Use the out of the box jiffy mix for a quick satisfying treat for the family.
Use the leftovers from the previous recipe to make a delicious Chili con Queso Dip for tortillas.
Recipe for Chili con Queso
Simply add 1 can of nacho cheese sauce to your leftover Chili con Carne. You can also prepare Chili con Queso using the following recipe if you wish and fold it into the chili.
*1 clove minced garlic
*1 4 ounce can of sliced jalapenos
*1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
*1 tablespoon flour
*1/2 cup milk
*1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese blend
1. SautÃ© the garlic and jalapeno slices in olive oil over medium heat
2. Add the flour
3. Stir in milk
4. After 1-2 minutes sprinkle in the cheese
5. Fold the mixture into chili
This dish makes a great treat for Football games and parties. You can keep the dip warm in the slow cooker.
Notice the use of extra virgin olive oil in all of the recipes. The health effects of olive oil are due both to its high content of fatty acids plus it has a high amount of anti-oxidants. Olive oil protects against heart disease by controlling LDL (bad) cholesterol while raising HDL (good) cholesterol levels, making it heart friendly.
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Family Favorite Mexican Crock Pot Recipes
There are so many different delicious crock pot recipes available now days. You can feed your family well, and with variety too. If your family loves Mexican dishes, but you're tired of the same old tacos for dinner, try one of our simple Mexican crock pot recipes. Start your meal in the morning and come home to an easy evening of dinner with the family.
These easy Mexican style crock pot recipes are ones your family will love and ask for over and over again. There are three different types: Beef, Chicken and Pasta crock pot recipes listed below. Try one this week and treat your family and yourself to a great meal together.
Mexican Shredded Beef Crock Pot Recipe
4 lbs chuck roast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 - 4 oz cans green chilies, undrained
3/4 cup hot pepper sauce or to taste
Season chuck roast with salt and pepper. Place in crock pot. Mix together remaining ingredients except water, and spoon over meat. Pour water down along the sides of the crock pot until roast is 1/3 covered. Cover crock pot and cook on high 6 hours. Reduce to low 2-4 hours, until meat falls apart. Shred with forks if needed. Sauce can be thickened with a little flour. This is perfect as a burrito dinner or on buns.
Mexican Chicken Stew Crock Pot Recipe
2 lbs skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
4 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut small
1 -15 oz can mild salsa
1 -4 oz can diced green chilies
1 -1 ¼ oz package taco seasoning mix
1 -8 oz can tomato sauce
Mix all ingredients together in a crock pot, cook 8 hours on low. Serve with warm flour tortillas, and corn or add it to the finished stew.
Mexican Macaroni and Cheese Crock Pot Recipe
5 to 6 cups hot cooked macaroni, drained -12 oz dry
2 tbs butter
1 can 12 oz evaporated milk
1 can nacho cheese soup
2 cups shredded Mexican Cheddar cheese
1 - 4 oz can chopped green chilies
1 - 4 oz can sliced black olives
3/4 cup thick medium salsa
salt and pepper to taste
Grease your crock pot lightly. Toss the hot macaroni with butter; add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours.
Dessert Recipes for Crockpots
Crockpots aren't just for meals! There's all kinds of desserts you can make with your crockpot. Two are listed below. Be sure to see our website for other crockpot recipes.
APPLE BROWN BETTY
* 3 lbs. cooking apples
* 10 slices of bread, cubed (about 4 cups)
* 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
* 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
* 1/8 tsp. salt
* 3/4 c. brown sugar
* 1/2 c. butter or margarine, melted
Wash apples, peel, core, cut into eighths; place in bottom on crock.
Combine bread cubes, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, sugar, butter; toss
together. Place on top of apples in crock. Cover. Place crock into outer
shell. Cook on low setting 2 to 4 hours. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
APRICOT NUT BREAD
* 3/4 cup dried apricots
* 1 cup flour
* 2 tsp baking powder
* 1/4 tsp baking soda
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 3/4 cup milk
* 1 egg, slightly beaten
* 1 Tbsp grated orange peel
* 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
* 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
* 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Dip a knife into flour and chop the apricots finely. Flour the knife
often to keep the cut up fruit from sticking together. Sift the remaining
flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar into a large bowl.
Combine the milk, egg, orange peel, and oil. Stir the flour mixture and
the whole wheat flour. Fold in the cut up apricots, any flour left on the
cutting block and the walnuts. Pour into a well greased,
floured baking unit. Cover and place on a rack in the slow cooker, but
prop the lid open a fraction with a toothpick or a twist of foil to let
excess steam escape. Cook on High for 4 to 6 hours. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Serve warm or cold.
3 Easy Crockpot Pork Recipes
Creating a meal with a crockpot is easy. If you have pork on hand, try these crockpot recipes for dinner!
Recipe #1 - APPLE GLAZED PORK ROAST
4 lb. pork loin roast
1/4 cup apple juice
3 T. brown sugar
1 t. ginger, ground
Rub roast with salt and pepper. Brown pork roast under broiler to remove excess fat; drain well.
Core and quarter apples. Place apple quarters in bottom of crockpot. Place roast on top of apples. Combine apple juice, brown sugar, and ginger. Spoon over top surface of roast, moistening well. Cover and cook on Low for 10-12 hours, until done.
Recipe #2 - BARBECUE PORK ROAST
1 pork roast (or beef)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 small onion, cut up
1 teaspoon sugar
1 bottle barbecue sauce
Cook roast covered in water (start with hot water) in crockpot overnight on low 10-12 hours. Pour off water and pull meat into shredded pieces. Saute onion in a little butter. Combine barbecue sauce, onions, sugar and juice of lemon with meat in crockpot and cook on high for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, or on low for 3 to 6 hours.
Recipe #3 - CAJUN BREW PORK N BEANS
5 cans Pork-n-Beans (2nd to smallest size)
2 8oz cans tomatoe sauce
2 onions (chopped)
6 hot links (sliced)
1/4 bottle barbeque sauce (average size)
The following are "to taste"
Hot sauce (I like Crystal hot sauce)
Cajun Seasonings (I like Tony Chacere's seasonings)
Mix all ingredients in a crockpot and crank it up to high. Let it cook all day, stirring occasionally. Can also be made on the stove top, but let it simmer for several hours stirring occasionally.
3 Barbecue Chicken Recipes for Crockpots
Barbecue chicken is a popular dish, and there are probably millions of crockpot recipes out there. The purpose of this article is to only give you three crockpot recipes tat are only for barbecue chicken.
Scan through each one and decide which one sounds the best to you. Or, you can try all three out at different times to see which your family likes the best!
1 Chicken, cut up and skin removed
1 cup ketchup
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Place chicken in crockpot. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook 4 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low. Delicious!
4-6 pieces chicken (I use boneless breasts)
1 bottle BBQ sauce
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. mesquite seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2-1 tsp. red pepper flakes
Mix BBQ sauce with all ingredients listed under it. Place chicken in crockpot. Pour sauce over all.
Cook slowly on low in crockpot about 4-6 hours. Serve with baked beans, potato salad and coleslaw.
1 frying chicken cut up or quartered
1 can condensed tomato soup
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup vinegar
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sweet basil
1/4 teaspoon thyme
Place chicken in slow cooker. Combine all other ingredients and pour over chicken. Cover tightly and cook at "low" for 6-8 hours. Makes 4 servings.
Good luck with finding your favorite!
3 Easy Crockpot Hamburger Dip Recipes
Hamburger recipes are pretty easy to come by. The following recipes are crockpot specific, and are recipes for dips.
CROCKPOT HAMBURGER-SAUSAGE DIP
* 1 pound ground chuck
* 1 cup picante sauce
* 1 can cream of mushroom soup
* 2 pound Velveeta cheese...cut into pieces
* 1 pound pork sausage
* 1 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1 can Rotel tomatoes
* 3/4 teaspoon oregano
Combine picante sauce, garlic powder, soup, tomatoes, oregano and cheese in Crock Pot. Brown ground chuck and sausage until it is done. Drain very well and place in slow cooker/Crock Pot. Cook on low until cheese is melted. Serve with your favorite chips.
* 2 pounds lean ground beef
* 1 cup chopped onion
* 2 cloves garlic, minced or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
* salt to taste
* 2 cans (8-ounces each) tomato sauce
* 1/2 cup ketchup
* 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
* 2 teaspoons white granulated sugar
* 2 package (8-ounces each) cream cheese, softened and cut in cubes
* 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
* 1 teaspoon mild chili powder
In skillet, brown ground beef with onion, discard fat. Pour browned meat and onion into Slow Cooker. Add garlic, salt, tomato sauce, ketchup, oregano, sugar, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and chili powder. Set slow cooker/Crock Pot on LOW until cream cheese has melted and is thoroughly blended, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Stir, taste
and adjust seasoning if desired. Serve with cube French bread or tortilla chips.
If spicier dip is desired, use hot chili powder in place of mild chili powder. Finely chopped jalapenos may be added, if desired.
PARTY HAMBURGER DIP
* 1 pound Hamburger
* 1 1/2 pounds Velveeta
* 1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes and chiles
* 1/2 Onion, diced
* 1 8 - 12 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
Brown hamburger, mushrooms & onion; drain. Melt Velveeta in slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and simmer (high) for about 30 minutes. Serve with corn chips or crackers. Turn pot to low while serving.
3 Cheesy Crockpot Recipes
Crockpot meals are always easy, and very tasty as well. If you love a good cheesy meal or snack, these recipes are just right for you!
Recipe #1 - All Day Macaroni & Cheese
8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
4 cups(16 ounces) shredded sharp Chedder Cheese
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Place the cooked macaroni in crockpot that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Add the remaining ingredents, all except 1 cup of the cheese, mix well.
Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup of cheese and then cover and cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours or until the mixture is firm and golden around the edges. Do not remove the cover or stir until it has finished cooking.
Recipe #2 - Artichoke & Cheese Dip
1 lb. shredded Mozzarella
1 c. grated Parmesan
1 c. (8 oz. jar) mayonnaise
1 c. (8 1/2 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
Mix ingredients together. Bake in casserole at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or in lightly buttered 3 1/2 quart slow cooker/Crock Pot on (high) for about 1 hour. Serve with broken up French bread or wheat crackers.
Recipe #3 - Broccoli & Cheese Soup
2 c. cooked noodles
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped broccoli,thawed
3 tbsp. chopped onions
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. flour
2 cups shredded American cheese
Salt to taste
5 1/2 c. milk
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Stir well. Cook on low for 4 hours. 8 servings.
3 Easy Mexican Crockpot Meals
In the mood for Mexican tonight? Here are three easy recipes that you can use in your crockpot to take care of your Mexican cravings!
Recipe #1 - CROCKPOT CHICKEN STEW MEXICAN STYLE
2 lbs skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 1/2" peices
4 med russet potatoes, peeled and cut very small
1 (15 oz) can mild salsa
1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies
1 (1 1/4 oz) pkg taco seasoning mix
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
Mix all ingredients together in crockpot, cook 7-9 hours on low. Serve with warm flour tortillas. You can also served corn with this. It is good mixed in it too.
Recipe #2 - MEXICAN CHILI
2 (15 1/2 oz.) cans red kidney beans, drained
1 (28 oz.) can tomatoes, cut up
1 c. chopped celery
1 c. chopped onion
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1/2 c. chopped green pepper
1 (4 oz.) can green chili peppers, drained and chopped
2 tbsp. sugar
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried, crushed marjoram
Dash of pepper
1 lb. ground beef
In skillet brown ground beef and drain. In crockery cooker combine all ingredients. Cover, cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours. Remove bay leaf and stir before serving. Approximately 10 servings and great with corn bread!
Recipe #3 - MEXICAN CHEESE DIP
1/2 pound Velveeta
1 teaspoon Taco seasoning (optional)
1/2 can Ro-Tel Tomatoes with chilies
Cube cheese and place in Crock Pot. Cover and heat 30 to 60 minutes, until melted, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes and seasoning. Cover and continue heating 30 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips or corn chips.
Crockpot chicken and rice
CROCKPOT CHICKEN AND RICE
1 (10 3/4 oz) can Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup
1 (1oz) package dry onion soup mix
2 cups water
2 cups (6oz) uncooked instant rice
16 oz chicken breast, skinned and boned and cut into 36 pieces
1 cup sliced canned mushroom, drained
1/8 tsp black pepper
Spray a slow cooker with cooking spray. Combine in the crockpot the chicken soup, dry onion soup mix, water and uncooked rice. Stir in the chicken, mushrooms and pepper. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Gently stir just before serving.
All Day Crock Pot Delight
2 pounds boneless chuck, cut in 1" cubes
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1 onion, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups beer
1/4 cup flour
Coat beef cubes with the 1/2 cup flour. Brown in melted butter. Drain off
excess fat. In crock pot, combine browned meat with onion, salt, pepper,
garlic and beer. Cover and cook on low 5-7 hours (all day) until meat is
tender. Turn control to high. Dissolve remaining 1/4 cup flour in small
amount of water. Stir into meat mixture, cook on high 30-40 minutes. Serve
with rice and salad
Crockpot Cube Steak & Gravy
2 lbs. cube steak
salt and pepper
flour (for dredging)
1 package onion gravy mix
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cups water
Salt and pepper the steak to your likeing then dredge in the flour. Fry
steak until brown. Place in crockpot; add water, soup, and gravy mix. Cover
and cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice.
Crockpot Swiss Steak
1-1/2 lbs. beef round steak, cut 3/4 inch thick
3 teaspoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons shortening
1 (16 ounce) can tomatoes
1 small onion, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
2 medium carrots, sliced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Cut meat into pieces that will fit in your crockpot. Combine flour, salt,
mustard, pepper, and garlic powder. Pound 2 tablespoons of the flour mixture
into the meat. Brown the meat in the shortening on both sides. After
browning meat, transfer to crockpot. Stir remaining flour into pan drippings
in the skillet. Stir in the remaining ingredients and cook until thick and
bubbly. Pour over meat in the crockpot. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Serve
with hot cooked noodles or rice.
Seven Layer Casserole
1/2 pound ground beef, browned and drained
2 tablespoons bacon bits
1 small onion, chopped
15 ounces tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
salt and pepper
2/3 cup long grain rice
8 ounces whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
Place beef in bottom of crockpot. Top with bacon bits and onion. Combine the
tomato sauce, water, chili powder, salt and pepper. Pour half of the mixture
over the ingredients in crockpot. Sprinkle rice over top. Add in the corn
and green pepper. Pour remaining tomato mixture over top. Cover; cook on low
for 5-6 hours or until rice is done.