13 Slow Cooker Mexican Recipes Under 300 Calories

These easy slow cooker Mexican recipes are all under 300 calories — and prep is a snap! So yes, you can indulge in Mexican food without busting your diet. To keep it on the low-calorie side, keep tabs on the extras you serve on the side. Another tip? allrecipes home cook, Arnold, shares his ingenious trick for reducing the fat in slow cooked beef Barbacoa: "Use potatoes to soak up the fat. Slice 3 potatoes into 1/4 inch slices and place as a bed and on top before you wrap the meat in foil. Slow cook on high, not low for 12 hours. When done, and before you shred, remove and discard the potatoes. They will be saturated with excess fat."

01 of 14

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Slow Cooker Carnitas
Photo by Meredith. Meredith

223 Calories

Rave Review: "This recipe is much easier using the slow cooker. It makes a great filling for tamales, enchiladas, tacos, and burritos. It's also great combined with your favorite barbecue sauce and served on buns."— Erin Parker

02 of 14

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

sliced chicken breast covered in a rich-looking brown mole sauce with lime wedges, pico de gallo, and flour tortillas on the side

289 Calories

Rave Review: "A dark, rich, complex flavored mole recipe. I generally shred the chicken so it will soak up the mole sauce and serve it with warmed tortillas. Tailor it to your own level of hotness and/or cocoa/peanut flavor. Mole is a sauce that has a lot of variations." — ELAINE05

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Charley's Slow Cooker Mexican Style Meat

Charley's Slow Cooker Mexican Style Meat by Soup Loving Nicole

260 Calories

Rave Review: "Wonderful! We have used it shredded in burritos, enchiladas, nachos, omelets, and several casseroles that call for Mexican seasoned beef. It really makes a roast go a long way." — DBYATES

04 of 14

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Photo by CookinBug.

262 Calories

Rave Review: "This tortilla soup tastes better than anything you can get at a restaurant. And it's healthy too! Don't let the long list of ingredients fool you. All you do is dump everything into the slow cooker and walk away." — Elena

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Chicken Taco Filling

Chicken Taco Filling. Photo by naples34102
Photo by naples34102.

149 Calories

Rave Review: "This recipe is easy, yet delicious when used in tacos or other Mexican cuisine. Try it for enchiladas and nachos too." — Dianna Brown-Brenny

06 of 14

Andy's Spicy Green Chile Pork

Andy's Spicy Green Chile Pork recipe on a blue plate
Allrecipes Magazine

169 Calories

Rave Review: "AWESOME dish. So easy to make and so, so yummy. Cannot wait to make it again!" — Mama B.

07 of 14

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa
Photo by Rock_lobster.

292 Calories

Rave Review: "Very easy and very tasty. Great for parties. Set out tortillas and let your guests make street tacos." — Jeff Pogue

08 of 14

Chicken Enchilada Slow Cooker Soup

Chicken Enchilada Slow Cooker Soup
My Hot Southern Mess

186 Calories

Rave Review: "Added a can of rinsed black beans. It was DELICIOUS! And even better as leftovers." — akk85984

09 of 14

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
Photo by Paula.

148 Calories

Rave Review: "Easy to make, healthy, and full of flavor. Just put all the ingredients in a slow cooker and let the machine do the work. There are infinite variations as to how to use the finished product, and your family is guaranteed to like each one." — Carajeanne

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Slow-Cooker Posole

Slow Cooker Pozole
Melanie Eisenhauer Kopacz

241 Calories

Rave Review: "By far the best slow cooker recipe I have made in a long time! It was rich, flavorful and hearty!" — kurlieq

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Spicy Turkey Tacos

turkey tacos
Pictured: Spicy Turkey Tacos. bd.weld

251 Calories

Rave Review: "Easily a 5 star recipe. A perfect way to use up leftover turkey. This review is short because I'm going back for more. Filed this under my TNT recipe folder." — bd.weld

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Mexican Pintos with Cactus

Mexican Pintos with Cactus
Photo by Snacking in the Kitchen.

153 Calories

Rave Review: "Cactus leaves turned out great! After they were cooked, I added them to fajita veggies. Yum!' — Momi

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Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken
Photo by CountryGirlGourmet.

272 Calories

Rave Review: "So easy and so delicious! we served it over Mexican rice and black beans with a little cheese and sour cream." — Rae Barnes

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