Slow Cooker Enchilada Sloppy Joes

April 22, 2015

Enchilada sloppy Joes is a twist on this classic American comfort food.  Ground beef is steeped in enchilada sauce and green chiles and cooked for 6 hours in the slow cooker.  When it is ready to serve, the mixture is poured into a soft hamburger bun and topped with Mexican shredded cheese and fresh cilantro.  I like to add a few slices of avocado to my sandwiches for an extra subtle layer of flavor and texture.

Slow Cooker Enchilada Sloppy Joes
Courtesy of Betty Crocker


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 lb ground beef
1 tablespoon Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1 can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ enchilada sauce
1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
4 soft burger buns


Step 1: Heat 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add oil and onion; cook about five minutes or until soft. Add beef; cook until brown, stirring occasionally.

Step 2: Spray 7-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour mixture into slow cooker. Stir in taco seasoning mix, enchilada sauce and green chiles. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours.

Step 3: Just before serving, stir in cilantro and 1/2 cup of the cheese. If too saucy, cook uncovered about 30 minutes longer, allowing extra moisture to evaporate.

Step 4: Serve on buns. Top with remaining cheese. Enjoy!

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