Pulled Pork Enchiladas are a weeknight favorite. Tender pulled pork rolled in corn tortillas and topped with homemade enchilada sauce and two cheeses.
Does your family eat leftovers? Maybe it’s because I am a food blogger and making something new on a pretty regular basis, but my family pretty much refuses to eat leftovers unless I have made it into something completely different than the previous night.
That is where these Pulled Pork Enchiladas come from. They are my absolute favorite thing to make with leftover pulled pork. And even with the homemade enchilada sauce, they come together quickly enough to make them a great weeknight meal too.
For the longest time I would buy enchilada sauce whenever I wanted to make enchiladas. That is, until I found out that it is surprisingly easy to make at home.
Step 1: Saute onions until soft.
Step 2: Whisk it flour. Cook one minute.
Step 3: Pour in tomato sauce and seasonings.
Step 4: Cook until thickened.
Tip #1: Use corn tortillas. I think they give the best texture when making enchiladas because they hold up to being topped with sauce and baked better than flour tortillas.
Tip #2: Cook the tortillas in a bit of oil before filling them, this will make them pliable. If you skip this step, the tortillas are more likely to tear when you roll them up.
Tip #3: Generously fill them but make sure not to overfill, you want to be able to roll them up.
Tip #4: Load up on the cheese, the best enchiladas are always the cheesiest. I like to use a mixture of cheddar and jack cheese but you could use whatever stretchy cheese you like. Crumbly cheeses like cojita won’t melt or give you the same “cheese-pull” but are great to garnish with after cooking.
Remember when I said before that my family doesn’t eat many leftovers? The one exception to the rule is enchiladas. Enchiladas are one of the only foods that my husband will take to work for lunch. And that is saying something!
And I totally get it.
But don’t take our word for it, this recipe has gotten some great reviews too like this one:
“I’m a culinary enthusiast like you and WOW! This recipe made my fiancé propose to me all over again” -Michelle
If you need side dish recipes to serve along side these Pulled Pork Enchiladas, here are some of my favorites!
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Note: This post was originally posted in 2009. Updated with new photos and tips in 2020.