This pulled pork enchilada casserole is packed with layers of pork, enchilada sauce, tortillas, and cheese. It’s a meal your whole family will love.

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Casseroles are the perfect dish for family dinners and potlucks. Just a few simple ingredients and you will have a delicious dish that your family will devour!

If you decided to make the pulled pork yourself, you will have enough to also make some pork carnitas, pulled pork tacos, and pulled pork quesadillas.

If you prefer ground beef or chicken breast to pulled pork, try our beef enchilada casserole recipe and chicken enchilada casserole recipe. You won’t have to worry about how to store leftovers because there won’t be any!

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ingredients to make Pulled Pork Enchilada Casserole

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Enchilada sauce – You can use homemade red enchilada sauce or store bought if you don’t have the time.
  • Corn tortillas –The standard size for the tortilla is approximately 5.5 – 6 inches. You can use street size as well if needed, just remember you’ll just need more to cover the casserole. You can use white or yellow corn tortillas or even flour tortillas if you need.
  • Olive oil – You can use as much as needed.
  • Pulled pork – You can use store bought or try our slow cooker pulled pork recipe! You can even substitute the pork all together with ground beef, ground turkey, or shredded rotisserie chicken.
  • Taco seasoning – You can use homemade taco seasoning or store bought if you don’t have the time to make your own.
  • Onion – Yellow is preferred, but you can use white or red onion if desired.
  • Cheese – Cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese blend works the best.

You can also add some fresh garlic or cilantro to your mixture if you wish. Some people also like to add sliced black olives to the top of their dish prior to baking.

cooking pulled pork in skillet for Pulled Pork Enchilada Casserole

Instructions

Step 1 – Preheat – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 – Heat ingredients – Place shredded pork, onions, taco seasoning and ¼ cup of water into a skillet and cook over medium high heat for 5 minutes until the liquid has mostly disappeared. Turn off heat and set aside.

warming tortilla in skillet for Pulled Pork Enchilada Casserole

Step 3 – Prepare tortillas – Prepare your corn tortillas by heating a large skillet over medium high heat and adding a drizzle of olive oil (just enough to coat the pan). Lightly toast each tortilla for 15 seconds on each side. Add more oil as needed. Place finished tortillas on a plate as you work. 

Step 4 – Prepare first layer – In a greased, 11×9 casserole dish add 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce to the bottom and then place approximately 6 tortillas* into the sauce of so that they cover the bottom of the dish.

Place 10 ounces of the seasoned pork on top of the tortillas, followed by ¾ cup of the enchilada sauce, and 6 ounces of cheese.

*The number of tortillas you need for each layer will vary depending on the size of the tortilla you use. Try covering the bottom of the empty casserole dish with your tortillas first to see how many you need to cover the surface area. 

how to make Pulled Pork Enchilada Casserole

Step 5 – Prepare second layer – Place 6 tortillas on top of the cheese followed by 10 ounces of the seasoned pork, then  ¾ cup of the enchilada sauce, and 6 ounces of cheese.

Step 7 – Top off dish – Place the final six tortillas on top and pour the remaining enchilada sauce over it followed by 4 ounces of cheese.

Step 8 – Cover and bake – Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the cover and continue to bake for 10 minutes.

Step 9 – Serve – Once it has finished baking remove it from the oven and serve.

Pulled Pork Enchilada Casserole in casserole dish

Should Enchiladas Have Corn or Flour Tortillas?

Traditionally, corn tortillas are used for enchiladas. However, you can use corn or flour for our enchilada casseroles. Use whatever you like depending on your personal preference and what you have on hand!

How Long Do You Bake an Enchilada Casserole?

You will bake the enchilada casserole for a total of 40 minutes. The first 30, you will bake with the casserole covered with aluminum foil. Then, you will remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Pulled Pork Enchilada Casserole on a plate

Do You Have to Cook Corn Tortillas for Enchiladas?

While you don’t have to cook the tortillas for enchiladas it’s highly recommended. Cooking corn tortillas give them a slightly toasted texture. Using a little oil when you’re toasting them creates a thin barrier that helps keep the tortillas from sucking up the sauces and getting overly soggy.

What Goes With Enchilada Casserole?

There are many sides you can pair with enchilada casserole.

You can top your dish with some diced green onions, diced tomatoes, sour cream, or guacamole, or just add them on the side.

Try serving some chips with homemade salsa such as our salsa fresca, restaurant style salsa, mango avocado salsa, or pineapple salsa.

Rice is always a great side. Try serving some Spanish rice, brown rice, or white rice.

You can also add some beans as your side. Try serving pinto beans, black beans, or refried beans. You can also add them into the casserole filling if you wish.

And don’t for your frozen mango margarita  to top off a perfect meal!

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Servings: 10
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins

Pulled pork Enchilada Casserole

This pulled pork enchilada casserole is packed with layers of pork, enchilada sauce, tortillas, and cheese. It’s a meal your whole family will love.

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups Enchilada sauce
  • 18 6- inch Corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil, use more or less as needed
  • 20 ounces Pulled pork
  • ¼ cup Taco seasoning
  • ½ cup Yellow onion, diced
  • 16 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place shredded pork, onions, taco seasoning and ¼ cup of water into a skillet and cook over medium high heat for 5 minutes until the liquid has mostly disappeared. Turn off heat and set aside.
  • Prepare your corn tortillas by heating a skillet over medium high heat and adding a drizzle of olive oil (just enough to coat the pan). Lightly toast each tortilla for 15 seconds on each side. Add more oil as needed. Place finished tortillas on a plate as you work.
  • In a greased, 11×9 casserole dish add 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce to the bottom and then place approximately 6 tortillas into the sauce of so that they cover the bottom of the dish. See note 1.
  • Place 10 ounces of the seasoned pork on top of the tortillas, followed by ¾ cup of the enchilada sauce, and 6 ounces of cheese.
  • Place 6 tortillas on top of the cheese followed by 10 ounces of the seasoned pork, then ¾ cup of the enchilada sauce, and 6 ounces of cheese.
  • Place the final six tortillas on top and pour the remaining enchilada sauce over it followed by 4 ounces of cheese.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the cover and continue to bake for 10 minutes.
  • Once it has finished baking remove it from the oven and serve.

Notes

  1. The number of tortillas you need for each layer will vary depending on the size of the tortilla you use. Try covering the bottom of the empty casserole dish with your tortillas first to see how many you need to cover the surface area.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 426kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 1647mg, Potassium: 109mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 1495IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 378mg, Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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