Some of my favorite recipes use leftovers from previously grilled meats. I love using leftover turkey, roasts, and now pulled pork. That is what we did for these Pulled Pork Enchiladas. Last weekend, Jason grilled a melt-in-your-mouth pork shoulder that was delicious. We had a lot of leftovers, and some of those made it into this recipe. Add in the homemade enchilada sauce and you’ve got yourself an easy and nutritious weeknight meal.
Pulled Pork Enchiladas
This is a quick and easy weeknight meal because minimal preparation is needed. It takes about 10 minutes to put this meal together, and about 30 minutes of baking.
This can be cooking while you’re getting the kids ready for the after school/evening activities. In my house, this is referred to as the “Second Shift.” After a busy school day, after school activities start around 3pm and may end close to 10pm on some nights.
I have friends walking in the door well after 10pm from sports practices.
Ok, so back to the recipe. While you are getting ready for Second Shift, pop this in the oven. You will have a nice, homemade meal in spite of the busy schedule. It’s a tried and true winner.
Jason jokes with me that I always have “one more thing” to add.
My one more thing for this recipe would be to try it out on Friday night. I know you think you are too tired to cook at the end of the week.
I’m with you!
But, I’m also at the point of being too tired of going out to order mediocre restaurant food when I can whip this up in less time and for a lot less money.
Adding chips and salsa will make it feel a little bit “more special” and you’ll find you like the time at home and the dollars in your wallet more.
You know I love to travel, and the best way I found to fund my travel addiction is to save money by not eating out. Do I want to eat crappy chinese again or go on a trip? Even for a short weekend away? I will pick travel every time.
Modifying the Recipe
As with all recipes like this, look it over and add/delete according to your family’s tastes. We love olives, so I make sure to add extras. We add the little green chilis as we like a little zip to the taste.
For my friends that like the heat, add those jalapenos!!
Note: Instead of creating the spice mix in this recipe, substitute 1 – 2 tablespoons of premixed taco seasoning. It is equally amazing and requires less work.
You can fully prepare this earlier in the day. I don’t recommend adding the enchilada sauce until right before cooking as it will make the tortillas soggy.
Pulled Pork Enchiladas
- 1 lb of grilled pulled pork we use leftovers from Jason's Pork Shoulder recipe shredded
- 8 flour tortillas
- can of green chilis
- small can olives
- enchilada sauce try that recipe below or use a canned version
- green onions
- 8 oz of mexican cheese divided into 2 (4oz) bowls
- salsa of choice
- sour cream
- 1 c tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 c water
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 2 tbs cornstarch
Pulled Port Enchiladas
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Shred pulled pork with two forks. Alternative method is to put pork in a food processor to grind it up.
- Lay out tortillas and divide pork into tortillas. Top with chilis and 4 oz of cheese. Roll up and place in greased 9x13 casserole pan.
- Top with enchilada sauce, cheese, olives and green onions
- Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until cheese melts and the inside is hot
- Top with sour cream
- Place all ingredients in a saucepan and mix well. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, about 7-10 minutes.