This week for Casserole Crock Saturdays we have a low-carb Mexican Lasagna Casserole that can really scratch that Mexican food itch if you have one. And the only thing that makes this low-carb is the use of low-carb tortillas, so if you don't care about that go ahead and use any tortillas you prefer.
|(Photos from Kalyn's Kitchen)|
When I got my Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker I wondered if it would be hard to come up with recipes for it. But since then I've had a few successes with this new slow cooker in the shape of a casserole dish, and ideas keep popping into my head for casseroles made in the slow cooker.
Not long ago I made the Low-Carb Slow Cooker Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas that I've already featured for Casserole Crock Saturdays, and a week later the idea for this Slow Cooker Low-Carb Mexican Lasagna Casserole popped into my head! The Mexican lasagna has seasoned ground beef that's cooked with spicy tomatoes and salsa and layered with low-carb tortillas, cottage cheese, and cheese, similar to the way you'd layer lasagna.
I tested both these recipes when my brother Rand was staying with me, and he couldn't get enough of them, and both have been a hit on Kalyn's Kitchen. And it's only the use of low-carb tortillas that makes both those recipes low-carb, so if low-carb eating is not your thing, go ahead and use any tortillas you prefer.
Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
- olive oil
- lean ground beef
- Kalyn's Taco Seasoning(or use your favorite purchased taco seasoning
- Ro-Tel Tomatoes with green chiles (use mild if you're making for kids)
- low-carb tortillas (I used Mission Carb-Balance Whole Wheat Low-Carb Tortillas, or use your favorite flour tortillas if you don't care about low-carb
- cottage cheese
- canned diced green chiles
- cheddar cheese
Recommended Slow Cooker Size:
I used the Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker for this recipe, but you can also make it in a large oval slow cooker if that's what you have, it just won't look quite so much like lasagna!
Want More Slow Cooker Casserole Ideas?
---Visit the Recipes-by-Photo Index Page for Casserole Recipes to see all the Slow Cooker Casserole Recipes or other recipes using the Casserole Crock that have been featured on this site.
---You can find even more Casserole Crock recipe Ideas on the Pinterest Board for Best CASSEROLE CROCK Recipes.
---Check out my round-up of 25+ Slow Cooker Casserole Recipes for Back-to-School. Those recipes could also be made in the Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker!