With colder weather here, my crockpot is getting a nice workout. Or we should say, our crockpots! We 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 we 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 Crockpot beef tamale pie recipe.
- Crockpot Pozole
This easy Crockpot pozole recipe from my second cookbook has a really great depth of flavor.
- Creamy Mexican Crockpot Chicken
We used to be a real snob about using condensed soups in recipes; then we realized that they are fabulous and quick and easy! This comforting creamy Mexican Crockpot chicken 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 Southwest steak and beans 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, we buy two and cook it in our nice big oval 6-quart slow cooker. Leftovers are fabulous!
- Slow Cooker Fajita Stew
We like using our Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix in this fabulous and healthy slow cooker fajita stew; that way we can control the sodium!
- Crockpot Enchilada Dip
Just four ingredients make this rich and creamy Crockpot enchilada dip appetizer that's so easy to make.
- 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 so that you can make this perfect Crockpot chili con queso.
- Meatless Tex Mex Enchiladas
Making enchiladas in your slow cooker is such fun! We love the flavors and textures in this fabulous meatless Tex Mex enchiladas recipe.
- Crockpot Meatball Chili
Frozen precooked meatballs, our favorite convenience food product, combines with salsa, lots of vegetables, and pasta in this hearty Crockpot meatball chili. We'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. We recently had a brainstorm and served it over chile rice casserole. This salsa Crockpot chicken is fabulous!