Slow Cooker Smothered Burritos

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Three ingredients is all it takes to make these super cheesy extra delicious smothered burritos right in your slow cooker!


Slow Cooker Smothered Burritos

Raise your hand if you love that crock pot of yours.  How about Mexican food?  Does that get your hand in the air, too? This recipe has BOTH of those things!! Add to the the fact that it literally takes THREE ingredients, and you will be even more head over heels for it!


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Slow Cooker Smothered Burritos

Do you know how foolish I felt when I finally made this recipe and my family loved it??  You see, I have had this recipe on my “to make” list for a few years now.  My dear friend, Candi, posted it on her blog, The Devilish Dish, a long time ago.  Like, FIVE YEARS ago.


Candi calls hers “Busy Day Casserole,” on her blog.  I wanted something a little more specific.  Even though it starts out with burritos, it uses enchilada sauce, and they really kind of taste enchilada-ish .. I wasn’t sure what to call them.  My daughter, Josie, and I, put our heads together and decided Slow Cooker Smothered Burritos was perfect.

What Three Ingredients do I Need to Make these Smothered Burritos in My Slow Cooker?

  1. Frozen Burritos – Your favorite flavor and Brand
  2. Red Enchilada Sauce
  3. Shredded Mexican Cheese

I used two packages of burritos and two cans of sauce because I was feeding a crowd.  This recipe is easy to cut in half if you need to, although making the whole thing gives you some great leftovers! This recipe is a great one for college kids.  I got my son a crock pot when he went to college, and he used to make these a lot.  He still does, now that he is in the working world! They are just a tasty, easy and economical meal.


Slow Cooker Smothered Burritos

The recipe starts out with your favorite frozen burritos.  I like beef and bean myself.  Use whatever you like .. chicken, bean, whatever!  Candi uses one can of enchilada sauce and one of salsa.  I used two cans of enchilada sauce.


Slow Cooker Smothered Burritos

Add half of the burritos to the crock pot and pour one can of enchilada sauce over them.


Slow Cooker Smothered Burritos

Add the second half to the top and pour second can of sauce over them.  Cook on low for 4 hours.


Slow Cooker Smothered Burritos

Thirty minutes before serving, top with cheese.  Serve when cheese is melted and bubbly.

Slow Cooker Smothered Burritos

Serve with lettuce and tomato. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.


Do you love Mexican Food as much as we do?  How about your crock pot/ Slow Cooker? Here are some other great Slow Cooker Mexican Recipes:




Slow Cooker Smothered Burritos

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Slow Cooker Smothered Burritos

Three ingredients is all it takes to make these super cheesy extra delicious smothered burritos right in your slow cooker!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Additional Time36 minutes
Total Time4 hours 41 minutes
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Slow Cooker Smothered Burritos
Servings: 6
Calories: 1047kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 10 frozen burritos your choice
  • 2 10 ounce cans of enchilada sauce, your choice
  • 1 pound shredded Mexican cheese
  • Fresh cilantro chopped for garnishing if desired
  • Lettuce tomatoes, olives, avocado, sour cream for serving if desired


  • Place 5 burritos in the bottom of your slow cooker. Pour one can of enchilada sauce over the top.
  • Add 5 more burritos to the top. Pour second can of sauce over the top.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours.
  • minutes before serving, top with cheese. Cover and cook until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro.


Adapted from Busy Day Casserole - The Devilish Dish


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1047kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 2163mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 11g

Curious about some of the other recipes I have made from The Devilish Dish??  Here are a couple!

Strawberry Cake
Grandmother’s Strawberry Cake


Drunken Gummies


Homemade Frosty Paws – Ice Cream for your Dog


Candi and me when she visited me here in the “Big O” a few years back.


Please make sure you pop over and visit her blog for all kids of deliciousness!

The Devilish Dish



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  1. Who wouldn’t love this recipe! It looks delicious and so easy to put together plus you don’t get the heat from the oven. Have to love that crock pot!

  2. Thanks so much for recipe! I came across this on Pinterest from someone else but it took me to a smoothie recipe link so I wasn’t exactly sure about directions but I winged it and basically did it the way you’ve directed here so that made me feel good. Busy mom of 4 and have 2 recreational soccer teams so easy throw together stuff is perfect for busy soccer days 🙂 I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner!

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