Mexican Slow Cooker Recipes

Mexican food is great cooked in the slow cooker, from pulled pork and shredded beef to beans and soups.

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

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12
So easy and delicious you won't believe it. All 4 of my kids love this dish, not an easy accomplishment! Spoon into tortillas with your choice of toppings, or you can spoon onto rice.

Paleo Mexican Pulled Pork

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8
The great thing about this recipe is that you can prepare everything the night before and just throw it in the slow cooker in the morning on your way out the door. When you get home you will have dinner waiting for you and your house will smell delicious! If you like extra spice then increase the amount of chili powder and cayenne pepper. Serve with your favorite hot sauce.

Chipotle Barbacoa

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39
This is as close to a certain big chain's barbacoa meat I have ever made! It is full of intense flavors such as garlic, cayenne, and sweet, smoky chipotle. Make sure you scale down the cayenne and serrano if you can't handle heat because this recipe is packin' lots of it! Serve on corn or flour tortillas garnished with cilantro and topped with lime cilantro rice (from this website), black beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheese, lettuce, and sour cream.

Pinto Beans Muy Facil

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Pinto beans muy facil (very easy). Put them in a slow cooker before you go to work and they should be ready that evening.

Zesty Carnitas Tacos

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10
Lime juice in the crema give these tacos a good zing!

Salsa Verde Pork

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20
Quick prep work leads to succulent, delicious, and exceptionally easy pork for enchiladas, tamales, or burritos or even to eat all by itself! We use this pork in all sorts of things, but my husband's favorite way is simply right out of the pot. I can't trust him to do the shredding, because too much ends up in his mouth. This pork keeps well and gets even better after a day or two.

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Casserole

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2
A hearty, flavorful casserole. I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs to reduce fat but you could use thighs with skin and bone for extra flavor if you prefer.

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Taco Soup

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Reminiscent of the very popular dish King Ranch Chicken in the form a soup. With all the same flavors and the convenience of throwing everything into a slow cooker, this will also quickly become a favorite. Top with fried corn tortilla strips, if desired.

Karen's Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

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101
Getting delicious chicken fajitas on the table is a breeze using a slow cooker; and clean up takes no time with a disposable Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner.

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

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This is a nice change from plain chicken tacos. The cilantro really adds a burst of flavor to this recipe.

Outrageous Warm Chicken Nacho Dip

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This is my jazzed up version of classic queso dip taken to a heartier level, perfect for football games, tailgating or for taking along to pot lucks in a slow cooker! This is a serious crowd-pleaser that is served hot as a dip, spooned over crisp tortilla chips nacho-style, or rolled up in a warm flour tortilla! The heat can be turned up or down with the addition of jalapenos to taste.

Refried Beans Without the Refry

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Refried beans are simple to make when cooked in a slow cooker. This recipe will yield flavorful, fat-free refried beans seasoned with garlic, jalapeno, and cumin.

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White Chicken Enchilada Slow-Cooker Casserole

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190

An easy, creamy chicken enchilada casserole. Slow cooking gently melds together the flavors of chicken thigh meat, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and green chiles.