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Creamy Pulled Pork Enchiladas

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These creamy pulled pork enchiladas are the perfect way to turn leftover pulled pork into a whole new meal. They are part BBQ, part Tex-Mex and full of flavor. The sour cream and cheese sauce makes them creamy, comforting and next level good.

pan of enchiladas with creamy sour cream cheese sauce topped with tomatoes and cilantro.

These enchiladas are a perfect way to turn leftover pulled pork into something completely different. They have the perfect mix of smoky BBQ flavored pulled pork and fixings for the filling.

Then they are smothered in a sour cream and cheese sauce that is out of this world.  You will find yourself making pulled pork just to make these enchiladas and I wouldn’t blame you one bit.

They are one of our favorites!

We LOVE pulled pork around here.  I usually make it by braising pork shoulder inside, but my dad and brother both have smokers and love to smoke whole pork butts.

Either way it is delicious and when you are cooking a whole pork butt at a time there is plenty of leftovers.  I love using leftovers.

It is one of my talents.  My husband always laments the fact that not many of our “leftover” dinners make the blog, because they are some of his favorites.

When he asks what is for dinner and my answer is “I’m working on it” or “something I made up” he gets excited.  I would share them with you, but chances of you having the same strange bits of whatever in the fridge are not very good so they would be hard for you to recreate.

skillet filled for bbq pulled pork and corn mixture being scooped onto tortillas and rolled into enchiladas

Of course he likes what I make for the blog too, but it is always fun to get creative and go a little crazy.  It is just hard to recreate when I am using up bits of things from the fridge and pantry.

Anyway, that is how this started.  I had a fridge full of leftover pulled pork and a hankering to make enchiladas with a creamy sauce.

So, I made it all come together in a Mexi-Q dish.  That’s a thing right?

It should be.

pouring creamy sour cream cheese sauce over pan of enchiladas

Of course I just kind of whipped it up.  I didn’t take pictures or write it down.  And it was good.

Really good.

So about a week later, when I found myself with some more pulled pork I had to make it again.  This time I paid more attention to what I was doing so I could share it with you.

Do yourself a favor and give it a try!

Creamy bbq pulled pork enchilada topped with cilantro and tomatoes served on plate with refried beans and spanish rice.

I first created this recipe in 2015. Here we are all these years later still enjoying it.

I couldn’t help but to whip up another batch the other day and take some new pictures. My husband still loves them and happily went back for a second.

If you are in the mood for more traditional enchiladas, my sister-in-law Jess shared her fabulous chicken enchilada recipe with a homemade red sauce.   Maybe you still have pulled pork leftovers?  Be sure to try my creamy pulled pork spaghetti  or cheesy pulled pork dip

What are your favorite ways to use up pulled pork?

How can I make these enchiladas if I don’t have leftover pulled pork?

You can make pulled pork just for the leftovers! I can honestly say I have done that several times.

Just throw a Boston butt in the slow cooker or pressure cooker and let it do it’s think. Check out all of my tips for making pulled pork indoors.

I freeze the leftovers in 2-3 cup bags and use them as needed. There are so many fabulous ways to use leftover pulled pork.

You can also use leftover BBQ chicken, just chop it up. Or even throw some chicken breasts in the instant pot and shred it to use.

If you have some leftover meat, but not quite enough, you can stretch it with some beans. Black beans or white beans, whatever you have on hand will help fill the enchiladas.

Whatever you do, don’t compromise on the sauce. You can adjust the type of cheese to switch it up, but that creamy cheesy goodness is what brings it all together.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes! You can assemble them several hours to a day ahead of time.

Just cover and refrigerate the enchiladas until you are ready to bake them. Pull the pan out of the refrigerator to take the chill off while the oven preheats.

Cover the pan with aluminum foil for the first thirty to thirty-five minutes. Then remove the foil and bake them for an additional ten to fifteen minutes.

Possible topping ideas

These are fabulous as is, but great toppings can make anything better.  We really enjoy some cilantro and chopped tomatoes on top.

You can also drizzle it with additional bbq sauce or sprinkle on some pickled jalapenos.  My husband is a huge sour cream fan, so he never hesitates to add an extra dollop on top.

If you like creamy enchiladas, you may want to try cheesy chicken enchilada stuffed shells as well!

Did you make this great recipe? Please leave a review in the recipe card below!

Yield: 8 Enchiladas

Creamy BBQ Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Creamy bbq pulled pork enchilada topped with cilantro and tomatoes served on plate with refried beans and spanish rice.

These yummy pulled pork enchiladas are a great way to turn leftover pork into something completely new and fabulous. The homemade enchilada sauce is filled with sour cream and cheese making it extra delicious. Serve them with refried beans and Mexican rice or a nice green salad for a fun twist on a tex-mex meal.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cups pulled pork
  • 1 1/2 cups corn
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 8 medium tortillas (about 8" diameter)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 8 oz Monterey jack cheese, grated or cut into chunks
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Optional toppings: more BBQ sauce, green onions, sour cream, fresh cilantro, salsa verde

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a casserole dish or 9x13" pan with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and jalapeno until onion is translucent. Add pork, corn and barbecue sauce, heating until just warm. Set aside.
  3. In a separate pan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for about a minute. Pour in chicken broth, whisking as you add it. Bring to a low boil and allow to thicken slightly. Add cheese and stir in as it melts. Once smooth and creamy, remove from heat. Stir in sour cream.
  4. Assemble enchiladas by wrapping a generous quarter cup of the meat mixture in a tortilla and place tortillas seam-side down in the prepared baking dish. Once all enchiladas are assembled and in dish, pour cheese sauce over the top of them.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Serve with your favorite toppings!

Notes

These are also great with BBQ chicken.

You can use flour tortillas or corn tortillas, it is a matter of preference. Warm them up a bit to make them more pliable if necessary.

For a milder chile flavor, use a can of chopped green chiles instead of a jalapeno.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 551Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 1200mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 3gSugar: 22gProtein: 25g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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These creamy pulled pork enchiladas are the perfect way to turn leftover pulled pork into a whole new meal. They are part BBQ, part Tex-Mex and full of flavor. The sour cream and cheese sauce makes them creamy, comforting and next level good.

Thanks for sharing!

Christina

Saturday 30th of July 2022

I love these. My hubby loves to smoke pork shoulder and I’m always trying to figure out what to do with the leftovers. I make them low carb by swapping the tortillas and using arrowroot for flour and sugar free bbq sauce (and no corn). My husband ate half the pan the first time I made them. Such a great use of leftovers!

Carlee

Saturday 30th of July 2022

That makes me so happy! I am glad you were able to adapt the recipe to your needs!

cr

Wednesday 29th of June 2022

Perhaps I am the outlier here……although these enchiladas were ok, they in no way tasted the least bit Mexican and enchiladas are a Mexican dish. The bbq sauce throws that off. If I made these again I would use enchilada sauce, picante or salsa in place of bbq sauce and cut way back on the corn. The cheese sauce was good with the addition of some green chilies and ground cumin. Different strokes for different folks I guess…..

Carlee

Wednesday 29th of June 2022

Salsa or green enchilada sauce would be great instead of the bbq sauce. I would totally enjoy your version of the enchiladas as well.

Unknown

Wednesday 21st of October 2020

can you freeze this for a quick meal in the future?

Carlee

Sunday 8th of November 2020

I haven't tried it, but I can't see why not!

Andrea Nine

Friday 25th of September 2020

I just might make these tonight! YUM! Happy weekend sweet friend!

BrandiceA

Tuesday 9th of June 2020

Can you make this ahead of time and then put in the oven??

Carlee

Friday 12th of June 2020

Yes. Just pull it out of the fridge while you preheat the oven to start taking the chill off. It should just take a few extra minutes to heat through. Enjoy!

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