These Pulled Pork Enchiladas are so easy to make and full of flavor! They are the perfect recipe to use up any leftover pulled pork you made have. It’s a quick and easy dinner that the whole family will love. Soft tortillas filled with cheese and pulled pork then topped with enchilada sauce and more cheese! It will become one of your favorite easy Mexican dishes!
Pulled Pork Enchiladas
I don’t know about you, but cooking dinner every night is not always something I look forward to! UGH there are times when I just want to toss something on the table that is quick easy AND delicious! One of my favorites is this Pulled Pork Chili!
I know…I know – I’m a food blogger! Still… sometimes it’s a huge bonus to grab some leftovers outa the freezer and remake it into a great new meal henceforth why that chili is my favorite, but I needed a new way to mix it up with my leftover pulled pork!
And of course the big bonus is when it’s something that EVERYONE one eats and loves! That’s why I know you’re really going to appreciate this quick and easy recipe using leftover pulled pork enchiladas! Tortillas filled with pulled pork, stuff with cheese and dosed in enchiladas sauce, mmmm! Super tasty and a super easy meal!
Leftover Pulled Pork
I always pick a large pork butt to smoke just so I’m conveniently left with some pulled pork to stick in the freezer. I divide it out into portions of about 2 c. and freeze it.
Then it’s nice and handy to pull out of the freezer and use in recipes like these Pulled Pork Enchiladas.
What are the best tortillas to use in enchiladas?
Enchiladas are traditionally made with corn tortillas, but flour will also work if that’s your preference! Yellow or white corn? Is there a difference in taste? White corn tortillas are a little more tender, yellow have more texture – but again use your favorite!
Can I prepare enchiladas in advance?
Absolutely! Prepare the enchiladas and wait to pour the sauce over until you’re ready to put them in the oven.
Grocery list for Pulled Pork Enchiladas
- Leftover pulled pork
- Red enchilada sauce
- Pepper jack cheese
- Olive oil
- Tomatoes and avocado – optional
Pulled Pork Leftover
My husband sometimes digs in the freezer and steals it before I can use it!
He loves using it on his sandwiches for work because there’s only so many ham sandwiches you can eat!
How to make pulled pork enchiladas?
- Preheat the oven
- Add olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add pulled pork to pan, cook until warmed through.
- Place pulled pork in mixing bowl. Add half of one can enchilada sauce and cheese. Stir to combine.
- Spread the other half enchilada sauce on the bottom the pan.
- Divide pork filling between tortillas. Roll up tortillas and place seam side down in baking dish.
- Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the tortillas.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Remove and top with remaining cheese.
- Bake for another 10 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Can you freeze leftover pulled pork?
Yes! Leftover pulled pork can be stored in the freezer for about 3 months when well wrapped. Leftovers are perfect for easy pulled pork enchiladas!
What to do with leftover Pulled Pork?
- Pulled Pork Nachos
- Pulled Pork Chili
- Pulled Pork Taquitos
- Pulled Pork Pizza on the Grill
- Pulled Pork Sheperd’s Pie
Please comment with a five-star rating if you love enchiladas! If you’re over on Instagram tag me at @gimmesomegrilling or #gimmesomegrilling so I can see your tasty enchiladas – enjoy!!!
If you have leftover pulled pork this recipe for Pulled Pork Enchiladas is the answer to using it up! Loaded with flavor and an easy dinner recipe that is delicious!
- 2 c. leftover pulled pork
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 cans red enchilada sauce 10 oz cans
- 2 c. pepper jack cheese shredded
- 8 tortillas
- Optional toppings; Tomatoes and avocado
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add leftover pulled pork to pan and cook until warmed through. This should only take 2-3 minutes. Do not overcook or it will become dry.
Place pulled pork in mixing bowl. Add half can of enchilada sauce to mixing bowl and 1/2 c. of shredded pepper jack cheese. Stir to combine.
Spread the rest of the can of enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9'' x 13'' casserole dish.
Evenly divide pulled pork filling between tortillas. Roll up tortillas and place seam side down in baking dish. Pour the remaining can of enchilada sauce over the top of the tortillas.
Place in preheated oven and baking for 15 minutes. Remove and top with remaining cheese. Place back in oven and bake for 10 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Top with diced tomatoes and avocado if you would like.
If you are looking to lessen the spicy level of the recipe use mild red enchilada sauce.
You can also substitute pepper jack cheese for a cheese blend like Colby Jack.