When I think about cowboys, I picture them eating hearty Tex-Mex dishes like this substantive casserole. I may not spend my days wrangling horses, but by dinnertime I’ve usually worked up quite an appetite. This dish can be thrown together in 10 minutes in the morning; after work, I just sprinkle on the cheese and serve.
The classic combo of meat and potatoes goes perfectly with Tex-Mex flavors: corn, cheese, bell pepper and black beans. Potato casseroles often include creamy soups as a base, but I prefer salsa, which is both lower in calories and higher in flavor.
Pro tip: Finish with a dollop of sour cream or guacamole for even more Tex-Mex deliciousness.
Note: All slow cookers are a little bit different in temperature and calibration. This recipe was tested in Cooktop Cove's Test Kitchen using this slow cooker, which is available for purchase here.
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