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My New Slow Cooker was Christened with Linda’s Mexi Dinner Recipe



I am now in a steamy love affair with my new slow cooker! 


When I was working, I cooked my way through two slow cookers and really didn’t think about buying another one as we are retired now.   

Bubba mentioned that he uses a slow cooker now and then and it reminded me of how easy and convenient it is to utilize one.  So, I was seriously considering buying a new one when Linda at My Kind of Cooking posted “slow cooker tips.”  That sealed the deal and I knew I had to buy a new slow cooker! 

On days when I am out and about or days like yesterday when I was organizing the utility room and a couple of closets, a slow cooker has it advantages for getting a meal on the table. 

Just fill it, plug it in and let it do the cooking for you!  And then there are those days when maybe I just want an easy meal without a lot of cooking and pots and pans to clean.  Yes, I have those days once in a while; don’t we all?  A slow cooker is the perfect solution!

Then a cookbook that is filled with delicious-sounding slow cooker recipes came to mind ~ Linda’s “My Kind of Cooking.”  I christened my new slow cooker with “Mexi Dinner.”  It was easy, easy with just a few ingredients and thanks to the slow cooker Linda recommended. 


Mexi Dinner

1 pound 85% ground beef, browned, drained                         
2 (15 ounce) cans Mexican style corn
1 (14½ ounce) can enchilada sauce
1 (6 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese

In slow cooker, combine beef, corn, enchilada sauce, tomato sauce and ½ cup cheese. 
Mix well.  Cover. 
Cook on low for 2 hours.
Top with remaining cheese.  Serve with corn chips, shredded lettuce and sour cream, if desired. 
Makes 6 servings



It’s delicious!

If you haven’t entered the realm of using a slow cooker, you should absolutely give it a try!  I bet you’ll love it like I do!

Do you have a slow cooker?


By the way, Linda is having a great giveaway now, so check out her blog!





Comments

  1. wow this looks and sounds so easy going to give this a try for sure!

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  2. I would really love to have this book. Think of all the delicious meals that I can do when time is a factor!

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  3. I love to cook, so it's hard to believe I don't use a slow cooker. I really should get one -- I see so many recipes, like this one, that look fantastic!

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  4. Pam, thank you for this post! You are such a sweetheart! I am glad you like the slow cooker you purchased and I am honored you chose one of my recipes to break it in with. My family likes this recipe served over a bed of Frito's Corn Chips and lettuce.

    Thanks Again Pam!
    Linda

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  5. Aren't slow cookers the best? My husband made us beef stew over the weekend with ours. It was delicious, and I love it when he takes the reigns and gives me a small break from the kitchen!

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  6. We do have a slow cooker. Just don't use it very often. I'm inspired by your enthusiasm.

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  7. First, congratulations on the little "Green Bay Packer" on the way!!

    Yes, I have a rarely used slow cooker. Why? Because I don't have many recipes. This one sounds delicious and I'm going over to look for more. Thanks for the little "push".

    Best,
    Bonie

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  8. so you're totally going to make my buy a new slow cooker with this one. Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. Well I want a slow cooker now, this looks fantastic.

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  10. I have a slow cooker that I don't use nearly enough and I think it's because I, too, don't have a lot of recipes. This sounds wonderful, I know we would love it. Thanks!

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  11. Ohhhh, that looks soooo good!

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  12. So few ingredients but they each pack quite a bit of flavor. This sounds fantastic.

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  13. I love my crock pot too and use it at least twice a week. Love good comfort food like this too..thanks for sharing. Come say hi :D

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  14. Looks yummy! We use our slow cooker a lot to help with our busy schedules. :-)
    Have a great day!
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  15. I love Mexican food. I can fill tacos or tortillas with this. Sounds great!

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  16. My slow cooker is over 30 years old and still going strong! Diane

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  17. I have been debating over two years whether I wanted to buy a new one. Got rid of my old model years ago. We are retired too, so there is no excuse to find time to cook...right? Now you have peaked my interest again.

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  18. Hey Pam, I just love your blog and all these tips and recipes you so generously offer up!! I LOVE my slow cooker and we LOVE mexican food, so this sounds like a winner to me!!

    Thank you!!

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  19. El plato se ve magnifico. Saludos

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  20. I really don't utilize my crock pot nearly enough. Thank you for the reminder and for the great recipe to try.

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  21. This looks and sounds like a delicious meal!
    I have 2 slow cookers, they are lifesavers at times!

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  22. I admit freely and openly to being a slow cooker (crock pot) kind of gal. I think they're great gadgets for many and various reasons.

    Great recipe!

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  23. I have never used nor own a slow cooker , but have heard alot about it. :), have a nice day

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  24. I LOVE the slow cooker - easy peasy. sandie

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  25. The slow cooker is always a big player during the winter and fall months. My husband and I love how it makes our house smell...and nothing beats the flavor of food stewing and cooking all day. This looks like a flavorful and spicy meal. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Pam...how timely your post has come into my life. For a while now, I've been wanting to slow cook. So what did I do?...I bought a real budget crockpot and tried a recipe. Everything turned out to be a big mess because the cover wasn't sealing properly. You can guess the rest...and yes the pot went right back to the store.

    I will be visiting your friend and her tips...I need all the help I can get ;o)

    Ciao for now and have a great week,
    Claudia

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  27. I love my slow cooker! I've already used it Monday and Tuesday of this week! This looks like a tasty, quick meal! Thanks!

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  28. Pegasuslegend, easy is the word and it tastes great also!

    kitchen flavours, it's a great cookbook with easy recipes! Hope you go over and win a copy!

    Beth, the same here. I haven't used one in years and forgot how convenient they are.

    Linda, thanks so much! That's one great recipe and we really enjoyed it! As we got ready for dinner, I realized I had forgotten to buy the corn chips so we enjoyed it with some good rustic bread. Can't imagine that as I love, love corn chips.

    Emily Z, bet yours was delicious! Bill loves beef stew so that just might be the next thing I'll cook in it!

    StephenC, thanks. It certainly made cooking easy!

    From the Kitchen, thank you very much! I'm sure Bill will do his best to encourage him to be a Packers fan. Hope you get out the slow cooker and try this, Bonie!

    Sommer J, great! You'll love it too when you use it, I bet!

    Jennifurla, it's so easy; just add the ingredients and let it cook.

    Brenda, hope you give it a try! Thanks for stopping by!

    Vee, it was! Have a good day!

    Kristin, that is the great thing with Linda's recipes! Thanks!

    Julie Harward, great! I don't have to convince you then how wonderful slow cookers are!

    Jill, yes! It definitely is a plus getting dinner on the table for a busy family!

    Katerina, great! Never thought of that but it would be perfect for tacos! Thanks for the suggestion!

    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente, way to go, Diane! I bet you've made some great dishes in yours!

    Susan, I felt the same and found out that it's a good way to let it do the cooking for you now and then.

    Polly, thank you! I'm so glad you like it!

    jose manuel, gracias! Es bueno y facil tambien. Saludos.


    Betty Ray, hope you try this one with your slow cooker!

    Patticake, way to go! I'll be on the lookout for new recipes using it.

    Mags, you are so right! One plus is that there aren't a lot of pans for clean up!

    Peanutts, it's fun to try something different!

    Chatty Crone, easy peasy for sure! We really enjoyed this dish!

    Monet, you are right on spot with the aroma! I see many more dishes made in this during the winter months!

    Foodessa, sorry that happened! This is a Hamilton Beach 3 in 1 slow cooker. It comes with 3 cooking vessels in 2, 4 and 6 quart sizes. Perfect for 2 people or a crowd and they stack together for easy storage. It seals tight for good cooking. I'm really pleased with it and glad Linda recommended it!

    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy, great! I'm sure you've made many good meals with it for your kids and hubby! I know you like Mexican dishes so hope you try this one! Just don't forget the corn chips like I did!

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  29. I don't use my slow cooker enough. This looks like a good recipe to remedy that.
    Mimi

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  30. Mimi, this would be a great remedy!

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  31. I just busted out the old slow cooker the other day for a tortilla soup...love this timeof year. Great recipe...can't wait to try it!

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