Slow-Cooker Black Bean Enchiladas

Well hello, Monday.  So nice to see you again. Winking smile

Before I share today’s recipe with you, I have just a couple random bits of information to share!

Random Bit of Information #1:

Our house in Ohio has officially been SOLD!!!

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We are so abundantly thankful for all of the prayers and support while we tried to sell this house.  And we are SO ridiculously thankful that we no longer own it!!  Yahoo!!! SmileSmile

Random Bit of Information #2:

I love our new church.  Love love love.

I’ve mentioned before that since moving to Atlanta, we’ve been attending Passion City Church.  One thing I love about this church is the focus on serving others. 

On Saturday, we had the opportunity to serve at Bright Futures

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(Thanks to my new friend, Jennifer, for the picture!! Winking smile)

Bright Futures is an incredible organization that offers educational, spiritual, and social opportunities to teenagers and their families living in inner-city Atlanta. 

We had a blast getting our hands dirty on Saturday, while also getting to know the kids.  Smile

I also love how our church uses technology to its benefit.

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The church is trying to figure out the best way to implement “community groups” during the week, since many of us live so far away from the church.  So this Sunday, they had a booth set up where people could use iPads to enter their family size and zip code … and then that information would get transferred onto a huge map of the Atlanta area!

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All of the red dots represent where different families live.  And now they can use this information to make all kinds of plans for the church.  Pretty cool, right??

Random Bit of Information #3:

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This milkshake is amazing and everyone needs to try one.  Not only does it taste just like banana pudding, but it also has little bits of pie crust or something mixed in. 

But do yourself a favor, don’t look up the nutritional stats.  I accidently did, while trying to find out what those “pie crust-tasting pieces” were … and let’s just say, yikes.

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OK, now let’s talk recipes.

First of all, I bought my first farm-raised, hormone-free chicken this past week! Thumbs up

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Honestly, the whole meat-purchasing thing at Whole Foods was a little overwhelming for me.  I was trying to find the cheapest option that was still a quality choice, and I was getting very confused in the process!

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When choosing my poultry that day, I had no idea that Whole Foods used a “5 Step Animal Welfare Rating Standard.”

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(I know you can’t see the descriptions very well, but just click on this link to learn more.)

I ended up choosing Rating 2 …

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… which I found to be more reasonably priced, while still getting a quality product!

So I used the chicken in two different recipes over the weekend:

Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

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… and Black Bean Enchiladas.

The Chicken Caesar sandwiches were even better than I remembered them being.  I think the key is using some dark meat, rather than all breast meat … plus using a really good Caesar dressing!  I served them with these chips that I found at Kroger:

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These chips only have 3 ingredients, and they are absolutely delicious.  A definite must-try! Smile

I used most of the shredded chicken for the sandwiches, but I reserved a little for another recipe …

Slow Cooker Black Bean Enchiladas

(Modified from this recipe)

Makes 5-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • about 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 cups Mexican cheese, shredded and divided
  • 32 ounces salsa
  • flour tortillas (I used about 14 tortillas)
  • about a cup of leftover shredded chicken (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the onion, green pepper, black beans, corn, seasonings, and cilantro. If you are using meat, add it, as well. Add about 1/2 cup shredded cheese and stir to combine.
  2. Pour about 1 cup of salsa into the bottom of your slow cooker.
  3. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, add a full scoop of the filling mixture into a tortilla. Roll the tortilla tightly and add it to the bottom of the slow cooker. Keep doing this until the bottom of the slow cooker is filled with enchiladas (I could fit about 5 on the bottom of my slow cooker). Spread about a cup of salsa on top of the enchiladas, and top with 1/2 cup of cheese.
  4. Keep filling tortillas with the mixture and layering them into the slow cooker. Once you have another row of tortillas finished, add another cup of salsa and other 1/2 cup of cheese.
  5. Make another row of filled tortillas, if necessary. Add the last of the salsa and another 1/2 cup of cheese.
  6. Cook on high for 2-4 hours.  Serve and enjoy!

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A couple of notes …

1. This meal was delicious, but not exactly pretty.  Actually, it was a plain-old mess trying to get it out out the slow cooker.  Don’t expect to just serve yourself one pretty enchilada … instead, they all stick together, and it’s more like enchilada lasagna. Winking smile

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2. Do yourself a favor … if you own those “fancy” slow cooker liners, use one of them.  Trying to wash my crock pot was a huge pain in the “you know what!”

So even though it wasn’t the most photogenic dish, it was incredibly flavorful and satisfying.  And Brandon ate until his belly hurt … which is always a good sign. Winking smile

Question for ya …

What did you do this weekend?

Any random bits of news to share?

Do you own those fancy little crock pot liners?  Should I break down and buy them?

Is anyone getting sick of all of my Mexican recipes?

(I sure hope not, because another one may just be coming on Wednesday … but that one includes mango! Winking smile  Yum!)

 

 

 

 



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48 Responses to Slow-Cooker Black Bean Enchiladas

  1. Jen B

    Yay! So glad your house sold! And your recipe looks great. I’ll be making that! We will try Anything with cilantro!
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    • notsodomesticated

      The original recipe didn’t even call for cilantro, but we are cilantro lovers, so we put it in anything we can! ;) It adds such great flavor!

  2. amy @ fearless homemaker

    congrats on your house selling – so happy for you! + these enchiladas look delicious. is it wrong that i’m now craving mexican food for breakfast?! =)
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    • notsodomesticated

      I never even used to eat that much Mexican food … but now I’m loving it! Such great flavors, plus you can make it healthy!

  3. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life

    Congrats on selling your house, that is so exciting! I think chick-fil-a has the absolute best milkshakes! The cookies n’ cream is amazing, but I agree, the nutritional stats should be kept a secret!
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    • notsodomesticated

      We actually went to Chick-Fil-A because Brandon wanted that cookies and cream milkshake … he couldn’t stop talking about it haha. I was going to get one of those, but then the banana pudding flavor intrigued me! ;)

  4. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean

    yum! these look delish. and yay for the house!
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  5. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    Um, wow those enchiladas look awesome! And who cares if it’s messy…as long as it tastes good ;) . Mexican recipes are always so tasty, so keep em coming!! Glad you had a great weekend pretty lady <3
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  6. Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!

    Ive been on a mexican kick toO!
    and those crockpot liners are AMAZNIG. they seriously help soooo much! worth it for sure!
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  7. Kat

    congrats on all this goodness!! and I kid you not, I was SO planning on making black bean enchiladas in my slow cooker today. Great minds think alike :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      I’ll be curious to see your version, if you post it! You always have great, healthy recipes! :)

  8. Christi McGuire

    1. YAY for the house being sold! PTL!!
    2. Isn’t it wonderful to LOVE your church! That is awesome about the iPad–way cool!
    3. I think when you move in your new house, you will love your OVEN most of all, eh?!?! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha Christi, I am going to be a lean, mean, baking MACHINE when we finally have an oven again! Oh, how I’ve missed it!!! ;)

      Love you!!

  9. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    congrats on your house selling!!! woohoo!! that is so exciting! :)
    oh i can’t wait to try out your slow cooker enchiladas! enchiladas are one of cody’s and my favorite mexican meals. i could never ever could sick of mexican food, so keep bringing it on. ;)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Brandon is a huge Mexican fan, and now I’m becoming one, too! I like that I can make a lot of the dishes with OR without meat, and they’re still yummy! :)

  10. Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition

    Congrats on the house being sold!

  11. Casey

    If you live in an area where Blue Bell ice cream (best stuff in the world) is available, I highly suggest you pick up their Banana Pudding ice cream.. holy YUM. It sure is a treat, but (thankfully for my waistline) its only available 3 months a year.

    • notsodomesticated

      Casey, it’s so funny you said that … I saw the exact same thing on another blog recently! Now that TWO people have told me about it, I just have to try it!! ;)

  12. Theresa

    yay congrats on selling the house!! :)

    I dont own crockpot liners but I was totally curious about if they are worth it too…hmmm.
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  13. Yellow Haired Girl

    There is a lot of happiness in this post. Yay on the selling of the house! And that milkshake looks incredible. I’ll never get sick of Mexican recipes … sounds like you had one heck of a weekend :)
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  14. Alyssa @ fit and fun in third

    I could eat Mexican food for dinner seven nights a week, not getting sick of the recipes! Keep em coming! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha me too! Mexican … and ice cream! ;)

  15. Amber with Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    Awesome! Selling your house must be a giant weight off of your shoulders! I know that has to make you feel fantastic! The hubs and I are renting, and we couldn’t be any happier. With this market, owning a house doesn’t seem like such a big investment anymore. Also, what a great price for that chicken!!!! Especially from Whole Foods! I usually end up spending an arm and a leg when I leave there!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I know what you meant. We just bought another house, but we both agreed that we aren’t going anywhere for a LONG time haha. Otherwise, we never would have done it! ;)

  16. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    YAY for the house selling!!! What an answer to prayer!

    Those enchiladas look delicious. Since mine kept sticking together, I decided to layer the tortillas like lasagna and ended up being able to use only half the tortillas and got the same taste.

    BUY CROCKPOT LINERS!!! They are well worth it!
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  17. Stefanie @TheNewHealthy

    Oh yum! My mouth is seriously watering thinking about those black bean enchiladas! haha I love anything with black beans.

    I’m a huge fan of looking up nutritional stats for restaurants meals, but there are a few desserts that I refuse to look up. I don’t want to ruin the deliciousness. ;)
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  18. Amy DeBlasio

    Congratulations to the both of you on selling your house!!! YAY

    That church looks amazing! What great programs

    That looks delicious!
    NOTE- I use pam everytime I use my crockpot it makes cleaning extra easy.

    • notsodomesticated

      Very smart … I need to start doing that!

  19. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Wow, those ratings are cool beans! I had no idea that there were even so many ways to raise livestock! Aaaand those enchiladas looks delicious too :)
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  20. kaceyt

    congrats on selling your house! what a weight off your shoulders that must be:)
    that enchilada recipe looks delicious…my crockpot stopped working and i haven’t replaced it yet. i may need to do that before cinco de mayo so i can make this recipe!
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  21. Carrie @ Lift Eat Repeat

    Sick of Mexican- NEVER! haha it’s just that good! :)
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  22. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    CONGRATS on the house sale!! Such a relief and a blessing!!
    I had no idea you could make enchiladas in the slow cooker. The tortillas don’t get soggy? I need to get some crockpot liners…I hate cleaning that thing!!! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      They definitely don’t get soggy … some of the edges actually get a little burned, but you can prevent that by making sure there’s salsa all over the whole thing!

  23. Maggie @ Running on Fro-Yo

    Congrats on selling the house- I am sure that’s such a relief! I love slow cooker recipes, so keep them coming :D

    I had no idea WF does that rating system, I guess I never really looked into it but after looking at the website I had no idea there were so many levels of humanely raising animals!
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  24. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    Congratulations on selling your house! That must be such a relief!

  25. SkinnyRunner

    Congrats on selling your house! i remember when we sold our first house in austin, tx, it was SUCH a relief and great feeling to be done with it!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks so much, SR!! And what are you doing reading my blog?? I told you to go to sleep for a week!! ;)

  26. Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie

    Congrats on the house! And those crockpot enchiladas are for sure going on my list of must-try meals!

    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you so much, Laurie! :)

  27. Corrie Anne

    Congrats on the house sale. That feels soooo gooood!!! We were so thankful when our house in MN sold relatively quickly too. Your new church sounds awesome. And we never get sick of the Mexican food.
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  28. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    Wahoooo congrats on the house being sold! What a relief that must be :) And oh yes please to these enchiladas… they look fantastic and easy too!
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  29. Baking Serendipity

    I’m sure hotel living hasn’t been your all time favorite, but I’ve gotten so many new slow cooker recipes from you! I’m loving it! (And this enchilada recipe too!) Congrats on selling the house! We’re looking at moving to the Mansfield area, and I’m praying that we find a church we love as much as ours in Arizona. Where did you go to church in Ohio?
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    • notsodomesticated

      I just looked up Mansfield on mapquest b/c I didn’t know where it was haha. If you’re willing to drive to Columbus, they have a Vineyard church that we visited a couple of times and really liked. Here’s the site: http://vineyardcolumbus.org/. And if you ever go to the Dayton area, we LOVED Apex church!

  30. Alison

    I’m glad that you’re enjoying your new church! That’s awesome. I also like how Whole Foods rates their meat – very cool.
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