Another slow cooker recipe…I know, I know, you’re all shocked! In fact in honor of the fact I seem to love my slow cooker lately I’ve added an entirely new category dedicated to just that! Now all of those fabulous slow cooker ideas will be in one place. I don’t know about you, but I likes me some organization! ;o)
This dish was inspired by an advertisement I saw in Taste of Home for a slow cooker Mexican lasagna type deal. The picture looked so yummy that my mind went into overdrive and the very next night I set out to create my own version of Mexican stacked heaven! So sit back and relax and let’s talk a little spicy slow cooker goodness!
What You’ll Need:
1 – 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes, drained
1 small red onion, chopped
1 – 15 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed (Note: You can use red beans if you prefer or a mix of the two.)
1 – 16 ounce jar of taco sauce (Note: Whatever heat level you want will be fine. I used hot.)
Textured Vegetable Protein
Cheddar, shredded (Note: You can use Monterrey Jack instead of or mixed with the cheddar.)
Sour cream for topping (optional)
Spray the inside of your slow cooker with non-stick spray and layer in corn tortillas to cover to bottom. (Note: In my slow cooker the first few layers take 2 tortillas and then as it expands as the cooker goes up you need 3 or 4.)
Once the bottom is covered with tortillas cover them with a layer of diced tomatoes:
Then add some chopped onion:
Next add a layer of beans:
After the beans add some taco sauce:
Now you want to add a generous sprinkling of seasonings and a tiny bit of salt:
Now sprinkle on some textured vegetable protein:
Next add some corn kernels:
Sprinkle on some shredded cheese:
Then top with more tortillas:
And repeat to process until you run out of tomatoes.
For the top of the stack up you want to top the corn tortillas with taco sauce:
And then cover generously with cheese:
Set your slow cooker to high and cook for 2-3 hours or on low for 3-4 and you’ll have this:
Turn off the slow cooker and let sit for 15-20 minutes and then serve!
Notes: If you wanted you could add shredded chicken, ground beef or even shrimp instead of the textured vegetable protein. You could also top this with avocado and/or additional taco sauce.