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Old 05-03-2006, 09:58 PM   #1
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Crock Pot Enchiladas - Is is Possible?

Cinco de Mayo party at work on Friday. I would like to do some Enchiladas but the only method I would have to keep them warm is a crock pot.

Has anyone ever done Enchiladas in a crock pot - or kept them warm in a crock pot? I'm wondering what kind of adjustments I'd need to make. More sauce, let's say? And a good-sized layer of sauce on the bottom of the crock pot so things don't dry out & stick? What kind of tortillas - flour or corn? I would normally use flour but will they fall apart? Layers of tortillas with sauce in between?

So, what do ya think?

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Old 05-03-2006, 10:44 PM   #2
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I've never tried this, but I would think that corn tortillas would hold up better. Since it's going to be in a crock pot, maybe you don't need to roll the meat in the tortillas, but do the layer thing you are thinking about. If you do layer it, maybe you can tear the tortillas up so that it can come out of the crock pot easily.
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:47 PM   #3
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Why not keep them warm in the oven?
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Why not keep them warm in the oven?
Because I will be at work & there is no oven there.
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:41 AM   #5
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This is the recipe I want to use:

Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

1 Can Campbell's Chicken Verde soup
1 Cup sour cream Ranch dip
3 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
1/2 Cup butter
1/2 Cup Red Hot sauce
1/4 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 Teaspoon black pepper
12 6 inch flour tortillas
3 cups Mexican Blend shredded cheese (or cheddar)

Instructions: Heat oven to 350º. Spray 13 X 9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.

In small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in hot sauce, garlic powder & pepper.

Combine chicken with hot sauce mixture until chicken is coated.

In medium bowl, combine soup & Ranch dip. Spread a thin layer on the bottom of baking dish.

Warm tortillas so they are pliable. Spoon 2 TBSP soup mixture down center of each tortilla. Top with about 1/4 cup chicken mixture & about 2 TBSP shredded cheese. Fold one side over tortilla & roll up. Place in baking dish, seam side down.

Spread remaining soup mixture over filled tortillas. Cover tightly with foil.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until hot.

Remove from oven. Uncover, sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Return to over & bake uncovered about 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
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Because I will be at work & there is no oven there.
Good answer!
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:25 AM   #7
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If you are going to use a crockpot, definitely make it layered with corn tortillas and the sauce.
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:27 AM   #8
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As you might know, there is a recipe for them in a crockpot.
Otherwise, if you have one of those Pyrex "sleeves" that have a heat pad in it they will stay hot as long as you need. Or wrap in newspapers and put in a cooler.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...pot+enchiladas
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:43 AM   #9
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If you just want to keep them warm while at work, you might want to prepare them normally, and then make yourself little foil pouches to keep the enchiladas warm. Place your enchilads in the foil pouches with sauce, then crimp them shut, and just layer your pouches all the way up. Corn tortillas are a must though.

Anyone see any reason this might not work? Don't want to give improper advice.
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:45 AM   #10
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That sounds more like a possibility for tamales rather than enchiladas.
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