Feeling a bit bored with standard taco night? Or maybe you’ve revisited your go-to enchilada recipe one too many times. Our Slow-Cooker Bean and Spinach Enchiladas boast a hearty, vegetarian filling, and while they might look labor intensive, they actually couldn’t be easier. You’ll mix the filling (no cooking required) before rolling your enchiladas and placing them over a layer of salsa in the slow cooker. Top with a bit more salsa and cheese, turn the slow cooker on low, and you’re good to go. The side salad provides a great crunch, fresh counterpoint, with romaine, radishes, grape tomatoes, cucumber, and a zesty lime dressing.
1 15.5-ounce can black beans, rinsed
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess liquid
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
8 ounces sharp Cheddar, grated (2 cups)
kosher salt and black pepper
2 16-ounce jars salsa (3 1/2 cups)
8 6-inch corn tortillas, warmed
1 medium head romaine lettuce, chopped (6 cups)
4 radishes, cut into matchsticks
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cucumber, halved and sliced
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
sliced scallions, for serving
Sat fat 11g
How to Make It
In a medium bowl, mash half the beans. Add the spinach, corn, cumin, 1 cup of the Cheddar, the remaining beans, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and mix to combine.
Spread 1 jar of the salsa in the bottom of a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Dividing evenly, roll up the bean mixture in the tortillas (about ½ cup each) and place the rolls seam-side down in a single layer in the slow cooker. Top with the remaining salsa and Cheddar.
Cover and cook until heated through, on low for 2½ to 3 hours.
Before serving, toss the lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, and cucumber in a large bowl with the lime juice, oil, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Serve with the enchiladas and sprinkle with the scallions.