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EASY PORK ENCHILADAS

When you're feeling in the mood for some awesome Mexican flavors opt for these easy Pork Enchiladas. Leftover pork never tasted so good!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 8-10 slices pickled jalapeno pepper slices, minced
  • 2/3 cup cilantro, chopped & divided
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 2/3 cup milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 8 oz leftover pork loin, cut into 2” strips (such as from our Crockpot Cuban Pork, Grilled Asian Pork Loin, Tex-Mex Pork)
  • 1 large tomato, chopped or 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels, if using frozen, thaw it out
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 6 ” flour tortillas to keep it healthy use whole wheat
  • 1-1/2 cups low-fat cheddar cheese
  • Garnishes: chopped cilantro, salsa, sour cream, avocado, chopped lettuce & tomato

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small skillet, sauté green onions, garlic & jalapeno pepper for about 2 minutes, or until onions are tender.
  3. Place in Ninja chopper or food processor along with 1/3 cup cilantro and lemon juice. Process until smooth.
  4. Add milk & flour and process again until well mixed.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine pork, tomatoes, corn, beans and remaining cilantro. Salt to taste.
  6. Place 1/4 cup cilantro sauce in bottom of a 8”x11” baking dish.

  7. Lay out all 8 tortillas and divide mixture evenly between them. Top each with a couple tablespoons of cheese. Roll them up and place, seam side down, into baking dish.
  8. Pour remaining cilantro sauce on top of tortillas.
  9. Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove foil, top with remaining cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes. At this point, if you like your cheese nice and brown, you can place dish under the broiler for 3-5 minutes.
  11. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve with sides of salsa, sour cream and chopped lettuce and tomato if desired.