Quick And Easy Mexican Crock Pot Recipes
If you have a slow cooker and you enjoy Mexican food recipes, you can combine slow cooking with traditional Mexican ingredients to make the most amazing meals. Mexican cuisine relies heavily on fresh produce and top quality ingredients. The herbs and spices add flavor to the meat, fish or poultry and the vegetables and the resulting meals are nutritious, fresh-flavored, and really satisfying.
You can make complete meals in the crockpot or you might like to prepare some of your ingredients in there. For example, if you want to make pulled pork tortilla wraps or beef tacos, why not cook the meat in the crockpot before assembling the wraps or tacos? It will cook slowly and stay really succulent and moist. Slow cooking cheap cuts of meat makes them really soft and juicy as well.
Crockpot cooking blends flavors together better than most other cooking methods so it is a great way to prepare authentic Mexican food recipes for your family. You might like to try making some Cinco de Mayo recipes in your slow cooker. Meals in the crockpot can be left alone to cook themselves while you are busy using the oven or stove for other dishes.
Mexican Soup And Stew Recipes
Soups and stews are popular throughout Mexico, although that might come as a surprise to people who assume that Tex-Mex style meals or Mexican fast food joints offer the only kind of Mexican food. That is not real Mexican food! If you have never tried traditional Mexican recipes, you are in for a real treat when you do. The fact that soups and stews contain plenty of liquid make them especially good for slow cooking.
Creamy Mexican Turkey – A Great Crockpot Recipe
You can use chicken instead of turkey in this recipe if you prefer. This recipe makes eight servings and it is a great way to use up leftover poultry. You can use green or red salsa for this dish.
The addition of tortillas makes this a complete meal so you do not need to make a side dish unless you want to. This is a quick and easy recipe to make and the four or five hour cooking time means you can start it after lunch and have it ready by dinnertime.
What You Need:
- 10 oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 10 oz can condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1 finely chopped onion
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 4 cups chopped cooked turkey
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Colby-Jack or Monterey-Jack cheese
- 12 corn tortillas
How To Make It:
Grease the inside of your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray or vegetable oil. Combine the salsa with the sour cream, chili powder, and soups in a bowl.
Saute the onion and garlic in the oil in a pan for four minutes or until tender. Add this to the soup mixture and stir in the turkey.
Tear the corn tortillas into pieces and layer them with the soup mixture in the slow cooker.
Cover the crockpot and cook for four or five hours on low or until the mixture is bubbly.
Sprinkle the cheese over the top and wait for a few minutes until the cheese has melted.
Serve this delicious crockpot turkey recipe garnished with cilantro.