Monday, May 3, 2010

Pork enchiladas with green chile sauce

As promise, this is the enchilada recipe I made up a few days ago.  It tastes very much like an enchiladas suizas to my mind.  I have some pork leftover from the pig we got last fall and tomatillo salsa that I made from my garden last year.  This is what I ended up with.

Pork Enchiladas with Green Chile Sauce

1 lb pork
1 jar tomatillo salsa
1 15 oz can green chile enchilada sauce
6-8 flour tortillas
2 c shredded cheddar cheese divided into 1 1/2 cup for enchiladas and 1/2 cup to top
1/3 c red enchilada sauce
sour cream for garnish

In crockpot cook pork with salsa and green chile sauce on low for 6-8 hours on low until falling apart.  Remove pork and chop/shred.  You will have a bunch of sauce in the bottom of the crockpot.  Pour half the sauce into the bottom of a 9x11 inch casserole.  In each tortilla put 3-4 T of pork and 2 T of cheese.  Roll up and place seam side down in pan.  Continue until the pan is full and your meat is used up.  Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas, top with cheese and spoon red enchilada sauce over top. 

Bake at 350  for 30 minutes.  Serve with sour cream. 

These could certainly be made with chicken.  Pork is easier for us to find local and sustainable, so that is what I tend to use these days. 


Daphne said...

That sounds delicious. My family just loves enchiladas. I have to learn how to make enchilada sauce from scratch though. We always use the canned variety.

The Mom said...

Daphne, we love anything ethnic. I use the canned enchilada sauce as well. Maybe someday I'll get a chance to make my own.

Lise said...

Would you be willing to share your pork source? I'm vegetarian, but my sister's recently gotten more interested in where her food comes from and is lamenting not being able to find pork she feels good about.

dining room tables said...

This is a childhood favorite! My mother used to cook some enchiladas for us.

kitsapFG said...

All I can say is - YUM!

The Mom said...

Lise, I get them from various sources, usually friend's or Craigslist. There is a meat CSA in Hardwick called Chestnut Farms. They're website is They have wonderful stuff.

dining room tables, I love enchiladas as well!

Kitsap, they really are yummy.