16 Mexican Slow Cooker Recipes for Easy, Flavorful Meals (2024)

These Mexican slow cooker recipes come together quickly, then take their time developing delicious and deep flavors traditional to Mexican cuisine. Our ideas include tortilla soup, beefy burritos, and an authentic tinga poblana. These easy-to-make meals will quickly become a tradition in your home.

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Beef and Chipotle Burritos

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Chipotle chiles lend their smoky flavor to this beefed-up main course. The Mexican slow cooker recipe for burritos is hearty and satisfying, with sprinkles of chopped onions and diced tomatoes. Add fresh homemade pico de gallo.

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Pork Ribs in Mole Verde

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Mole verde is a star of sauces when it comes to Mexican cuisine. It combines tomatillos, onion, honey, and—of course—green chiles ($2, Walmart) for a smooth and delicious glaze. This Mexican slow cooker recipe finishes in the broiler to give the ribs an extra-crispy texture.

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Mexican-Inspired Tomatillo-Poblano Eggs

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The eggs are added to this Mexican slow cooker recipe in the last 30 minutes where they reach their ideal doneness floating in a hot bath of the tomatillo mixture. The fresh tomatillos, poblano peppers, and delicious blend of spices pack a powerful punch and make this an easy favorite for brunch.

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Spicy Buffalo Tacos

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Swap the buffalo meat for ground beef if you prefer, but don't skimp on the poblanos. These mildly spicy peppers season the meat with just the right amount of heat, while chopped kale adds great texture to the black and red beans in this slow cooker taco filling. Warm the tacos and finish them with your favorite toppings.

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Tortilla soup is served in restaurants and homes throughout Central Mexico, and this Mexican slow cooker recipe brings your home a version with just 15 minutes of prep work. Swap frozen vegetables for fresh ones, or use whatever you have. There's no need to measure lots of herbs and spices for this tasty soup—they're already in the chicken broth and Mexican-style tomatoes.

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Slow Cooker Chilaquiles

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This traditional Mexican dish came about as a way to revive unused tortillas and leftover salsa, and it's become a favorite breakfast dish around the world. Our slow cooker breakfast recipe takes just 25 minutes to prepare; the flavors develop over four hours in the slow cooker. Yes, we included the slow cooker liner in the ingredients list for a reason. You'll thank us during cleanup.

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Pulled Pork Enchiladas

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Turn pulled pork into tender, flavorful perfection. Then simply assemble the enchiladas and bake. In just 30 minutes in the oven, your new favorite Mexican slow cooker recipe will be ready to enjoy.

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Mango-Chicken Tinga

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We love how many ways we can enjoy this smoky Mango-Chicken Tinga. Use it as a filling for chicken burritos or tortas, or add it to huevos rancheros for a coastal-inspired breakfast. Every option is tasty.

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Jerk Pork Wraps with Lime Mayo

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Bring the whole family together with these one-of-a-kind wraps. They're fun to make and delicious topped in homemade lime mayo featuring crunchy red onion and a lot of zest.

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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

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Brown your ground beef before adding it to this Mexican slow cooker recipe so it has more time to soak in the fiery flavors of the taco seasoning and Mexican-style stewed tomatoes ($1, Walmart). Three types of beans give this soup great texture, while the crisp corn adds a nice sweetness to every bite. Garnish with fresh cilantro or pickled jalapeños for some added spice.

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Cola-Chipotle Pork Tortas

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Who knew a can of fizzy cola and quick-pickled red onions (cebollas encurtidas) could combine for a sandwich as delicious as this? Blended spices and a full can of cola come together for a sauce that makes this Mexican slow cooker recipe super tender. Canned chipotle peppers and creamy avocado balance the hot and cool flavors.

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Tinga Poblana

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Another delicious twist on tinga, this extra-hearty slow cooker recipe is spiced with adobo-covered chipotle peppers and Mexican oregano. The stew is best served hot with fresh corn tortillas or a side of refried beans. For creamy, fresh flavor, garnish it with queso fresco.

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Lamb Birria with Barley and Dried Plums

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This slow cooker Mexican stew is a must-have for any festive get-together. Tender chunks of lamb and fragrant spices create an enticing entrée, so don't expect leftovers. For a lively bowl of Mexican goodness, serve it with crispy golden tortilla strips, diced tomato, and lime wedges.

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Mexican-Inspired Meatball Stew

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Precooked frozen meatballs cut the prep time for this Mexican slow cooker recipe to just 10 minutes. From there, it's only a matter of hours of hands-off cooking before this substantial stew hits the table. To keep cleanup as easy as prep, line your slow cooker with a disposable liner.

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Slow-Cooked Beef Pozole

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This beefy twist on Mexican pozole is one of the heartiest soups your spoon will ever meet. This savory slow cooker pozole is the essence of delicious Mexican dining and is filled with potatoes, onions, corn, and many other fresh vegetables. Top it with chopped cilantro and queso fresco for an extra touch of freshness.

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Chipotle Chicken-Avocado Lettuce Wraps

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This slow cooker chicken taco filling is lightened by being served in a lettuce shell instead of a tortilla. Let the appliance do its magic on the chicken during the day, then slice some avocado and wash some lettuce for an easy and light dinner. So simple.

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