Favorite Mexican Crockpot Recipes

Favorite Mexican Crockpot Recipes

This is one of those posts where I reflect on all the crockpot Mexican recipes I’ve made in the history of Pinch of Yum and realize that they are all extremely similar. And then I reflect on the fact that I’m very okay with that. There’s a reason I love these recipes, and it’s because they are generally really simple and still serve up some really delicious dinners. We’ve got lots of chicken, beans, pork, and spices up in here.  A little extra corn, cheese, avocado and cilantro, and I’m ready to call it a day.

Crockpots are da bomb. And if you’ve been around for a while, you know I go nutso for Mexican food. When they come together, I start to doubt that I will ever eat anything besides spicy meat and beans for the rest of time.

So in honor of my love of Mexican crockpot food, here are six of my current favorite Mexican crockpot recipes.

 

enchiladaSkinny Chicken Enchiladas: These babies are so easy to make! They’re actually called enchiladas (by me) even though there’s no enchilada sauce. Guess what? You don’t even need it. Basically this is all of your favorite Mexican ingredients slow cooked in the crockpot, wrapped up in a tortilla, and topped with avocados, crema, cilantro, and Cotija cheese. Oh, I miss that salty, creamy, crumbly Cotija cheese. I sense a sweet reunion coming up in six weeks.

chalupasCrockpot Chalupas: What is a chalupa, anyways? All I can think of right now is Taco Bell, and I haven’t ever even eaten at Taco Bell. Ever. !!! I am just realizing that right now and I’m not okay with it. This is pork, pinto beans, and lots of Mexican seasonings cooked in the crockpot and served over a golden crispy baked tortilla (yep – baked! no frying necessary!) and definitely topped with sour cream. Crunchy, creamy comfort food.

carnitasEasy Crockpot Carnitas: What can I say, really? These take the cake. Er, the crock. They are sosososososo good. The Philippines is a nation of pork, and I take full advantage of that often by making this deliciously juicy shredded pork and eating it on anything and everything. Like a tamale pie. And I know you think they already taste good straight out of the crockpot but you do not want to miss the broiling. Crispy, crunchy, perfectly browned slow-cooked pork. <3

polenta-pieMexican Polenta Pie: This is crockpot Mexican pork and beans (kinda like the chalupa filling) topped with creamy polenta and cheese and baked to gooey perfection. You will be full for the rest of time. PS. The Cheese.

 

 

mexican-chickenCrockpot Mexican Chicken: Chicken again! I have some vegetarian tendencies when I cook, not including times when I’m eating platefuls of carnitas, and not including times when I use the crockpot to make this Mexican chicken that I can use on burritos, tacos, tostadas, or straight up with chips. Do you love chips? Me, too.

 

dipChili Cheese Black Bean Dip: I have to tell you something. This is REALLY good. If you want an awesome dip that all your party guests will become addicted to, go for the chili cheese black bean dip. I’ve seen people literally just post out at the mini-crockpot station dipping chips straight into the pot for more of this stuff. It’s game party food. Are there any, like, games coming up? Okay, just party food. For your face.

These are my favorite Mexican crockpot recipes. At the rate I’m going, next year’s favorite Mexican crockpot recipes post will have one hundred links. Speaking of crockpot, right now it’s busy cooking up a Filipino pork recipe. Because I must impose my crockpot on all kinds of food.

PS. Do you guys have a favorite Mexican crockpot recipe? Feel free to send it to me or leave it in the comments. I have chips and salsa handy, if that helps.


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Comments

  1. Oh yummy!! It’s past four in the morning here in LA and looking at your post is making me hungry. I want a bite of everything!

  2. Mexican tops my list of favorite foods, so I’m loving the collection of recipes! It’s just barely starting to decide it’s spring, so I know very soon it’s going to be wayyyy too hot to use the oven and I’ll be happy to remember this list :)

  3. These all look so good, but I have been wanting to make carnitas so I can not wait to give those a try!

  4. I love Mexican food and your crockpot recipes are mouthwatering! Almost enough to convince me to eat meat again. Maybe I could convince you to post a veggie Mex dish occasionally? ;)

    Love your simple dal recipe, btw. We eat it here often – even my picky littles!

    • Ah yes! I love vegetarian Mexican – just not in the crockpot. I did make black beans last night in the crockpot and they were SO good, but not Mexican style. If you have any good times for getting veggies to turn out well in the crockpot, let me know! I have yet to be successful.

  5. Crockpot dinners are such a blessing for a busy family. These all sound wonderful. I swear I was Mexican in a previous life because Mexican food is my number one craving.

  6. PINNED! My hubby may get a little tired of all the Mexican we have next week ;)

  7. I want to make them all! Especially the Carnitas. Mexican food is amazing because it’s so easy and it tastes SO GOOD! Thanks for putting all of these in one place.

  8. Yum, these look amazing! I definitely need to put Mexican in the dinner rotation this week. :)

  9. Mexican and Indian foods are probably tied for the number one spot in my life. So you can keep on making Mexican meals and lentils all year lady!

    This week I’m using my crockpot to make tortilla soup, so easy and delicious. Plus, it’s a great way to get my kids to eat veggies and not have them complain. Ha ha.

  10. This is great! I used your crock pot recipe for the skinny chicken enchiladas with my own enchilada recipe and sauce this weekend and it turned out wonderfully. Going to use the leftover chicken in wraps all week, thanks for sharing!

  11. Ooh la la! I love anything that I can make in a crock pot so this roundup is right up my alley! Love it!

  12. Marie | FeelingFoodish says:

    These all look so good, Lindsay! I love Mexican food too. I’ll have to pick a few and try them out. Easy and delish = happy me. BTW, congrats on an awesome month!! Wow – I can’t even imagine.

  13. We are so similar! I am obsessed with my crock pot (we call them slow cookers in Australia) and oh how I love Mexican.
    I just did a little search of my archives and I have three delicious slow cooked Mexican recipes!
    Slow cooked leg of lamb I made in an attempt to recreate a meal we had at a restaurant. I think I did a pretty good job: http://clairekcreations.com/2012/07/slow-cooked-mexican-leg-of-lamb/
    Slow cooked chicken burritos – well I could have these every night: http://clairekcreations.com/2012/10/slow-cooker-chicken-burritos/
    Shredded Mexican beef. Ok so maybe I could have this every night too. Maybe we could combine all our recipes and have one for each night of the week? : http://clairekcreations.com/2013/01/mexican-shredded-beef-in-the-slow-cooker/

  14. yay for crockpots!!!!

  15. Hayley Chandler says:

    Hey Lindsay!
    I have been following your site for about a year now. The first recipe I made of yours was your skinny chicken enchiladas. I LOVE them!!! I can’t tell you how many times I have made them in the last year. A LOT!!! They are so good!!! They are also my go to meal to take to all my friends that have just had babies. It’s a win-win. I double the recipe and keep half for our dinner, and then take the rest to the new parents.

  16. LOVE this round-up! I seriously want to make every single one of these!

  17. I LOVE Mexican food, and using the crock pot is the very best for my boys who are SO on the go. I can’t wait to try all of these! They look so good.
    I’m diving into your food photography e-book now, and learning so much. Thanks again!
    Aloha!

  18. Crock pot meals are great, but Mexican crock pot meals are the best!

  19. Lindsay,
    First of all, I totally love your site. Your recipes always look incredible and the voice in your posts just make me smile. Thank you for this list specifically as crock pots are quickly becoming my go-to, plus my husband is especially happy any time I am cooking up Mexican. I’m going to try to sub the beer in these recipes with a gluten-free one, based on my dietary restrictions. Have you ever tried a GF beer in your recipes successfully? Not sure if it will change the taste much, but I am excited to experiment :)
    Thanks again, and keep at it!

  20. Can’t wait to try the enchiladas – thanks for sharing. Here is my tip back to you, I wish I could find where, but on someone suggested the fastest shredding ever! Let the cooked chicken breasts cool for about 15 minutes. Toss in standing (I love my kitchenaid) mixer with the paddle attachment – 2 breasts at a time. Beat. Takes about 30 sec to a minute and a half on medium, just keep an eye on it. Viola! Perfect shredded chicken! Ever since I found this we’ve had shredded chicken something at least two nights a week…

  21. Just ordered myself a brand new crockpot so cant wait to try some of these.

  22. These all look so delicious! Love my crockpot and can’t wait to try these!

  23. These all look delicious! I am always looking for more crock pot meals and Mexican food is my favorite. Thanks!

  24. I’m in grad school and rarely have time to cook, so your crock pot recipes have been perfect for me. My boyfriend loves your Mexican chicken (and it’s usually impossible to get him to eat chicken breast, so I’m grateful!), and the sweet potato skins. I can’t wait to try the carnitas, and please keep the crock pot recipes coming!

  25. Would love to try the Carnitas, but the link for the recipe goes to the Chalupas.

    • Hm, that’s weird, when I checked it seems to be working fine on my end. If you still can’t find it you could just search Carnitas on the search box in the sidebar. :)

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