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 it's very difficult to mellow the recipe.
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.
- 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 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 Chili
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!