Friday, February 2, 2018

BBQ Pulled Pork Enchiladas with Sour Cream Cheese Sauce

The perfect use for leftover pulled pork! These pulled pork enchiladas are part BBQ and part enchilada. They are creamy, cheesy and oh so good! 

The perfect use for leftover pulled pork! These pulled pork enchiladas are part BBQ and part enchilada. They are creamy, cheesy and oh so good!


    We LOVE pulled pork around here.  I usually make it by braising it 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.



     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.



     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!


     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? 





Yield: 8 servings

Pulled Pork Enchiladas with Sour Cream Cheese Sauce

The perfect use for leftover pulled pork! These pulled pork enchiladas are part BBQ and part enchilada. They are creamy, cheesy and oh so good!
prep time: 20 MINScook time: 35 MINStotal time: 55 mins

ingredients:


  • 1 T cooking oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cups pulled pork
  • 1 1/2 cup corn
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 7-8 medium tortillas (about 8" diameter)
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 8 oz colby-jack cheese, grated or cut into chunks
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Optional toppings: more BBQ sauce, green onions, sour cream, cilantro, salsa verde

instructions

  1. Preheat ovento 350F and grease a casserole dish or 9x13" pan.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Saute onion and jalapeno until onion is translucent.  Add pork, corn and BBQ 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 stock, 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 filling in a tortilla and placing seem side down in the prepared 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!
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The perfect use for leftover pulled pork! These pulled pork enchiladas are part BBQ and part enchilada. They are creamy, cheesy and oh so good!



67 comments:

  1. Winner winner pulled pork mexi-Q dinner. That's a thing right? (Should be). ;-)

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  2. Oh yes! We love pulled pork too so this is definitely going on my dinner list! I just love all your recipes girl and I wish you a very happy New Year's!

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  3. I can't wait to try this recipe! And we always have plenty of pork at our house ;) I like recreating leftovers too! Stopping by from the Country Fair Blog Party!

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    1. I hope you love it! Thanks for hosting!

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  4. Carlee, this sounds so good. (Looks good, too; your photos are fine.) Don't know why but I've never turned my pulled pork into enchiladas!

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    1. Thank you! Enchilada pictures always make me nervous!

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  5. I'm a huge fan of anything wrapped in a tortilla! I can always use more quick recipes and this one looks like a winner! Happy New Year, Carlee!

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    1. Me too! I think almost anything can go in a tortilla. This one is one of my new favorites though! Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Yum Carlee. Pulled pork anything is amazing in my book. I need to try this.

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    1. I agree completely, I hope you love it!

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  7. I love this cream sauce. I have to make these soon. Thanks for sharing

    Wishes for tasty dishes.
    Linda

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    1. Thanks, me too! I normally make a red sauce for my enchiladas, but I really enjoyed this sour cream cheese sauce with the pulled pork!

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  8. These looks amazing! I plan to make these soon! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you love them! Happy New Year!

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  9. I absolutely love enchiladas and love this recipe. I cannot wait to try it. There's a pork butt in my future. Thank you for sharing this treat!

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  10. Ok, im doing it again, more food torture. I am going to have a this as amain coirse before my raspberry pavlova on that special occasion that must be coming up soon #OTM

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    1. Isn't it terrible to be online when you are trying to be good?! It will be perfect for when the time comes =)

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  11. I have never used a cheese sauce for enchilada's. Again, your recipes and idea's will make me the most popular wife in the county!

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    1. I usually use a red sauce, but I was feeling a little extra indulgent and I thought the cheese sauce would go so well with the pulled pork!

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  12. You are making me hungry! That cheese sauce sounds awesome. We eat Mexican at least once a week, I'm looking forward to making this!

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    1. Thank you! It is certainly worth making. I hope you love it!

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  13. These look amazing!! Thanks for linking up to Tips & Tricks!

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    1. They really are pretty good. Thank you so much for hosting!

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  14. I think pulled pork is a winner with everyone and you just made it even better. Thanks for sharing on #overthemoon

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting and for your kind words! We have really enjoyed this recipe every time we have had it!

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  15. Carlee this dish looks and sounds so good.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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  16. This is totally my kind of meal - a mash-up of ingredients that all pull together and play nicely! We loved pulled pork here, too (it's a Southern thing for me, a pork thing for my husband) and these enchiladas sound amazing!

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    1. Thank you! Tortillas and pulled pork got with (just about) anything in my book!

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  17. We are big fans of pulled pork at my house too, these enchiladas sound like a very delicious use of the leftovers! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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    1. They are certainly a new favorite here! Thanks for hosting!

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  18. This looks great! I even pulled a pork butt out of the freezer today and wanted to make something with it. :) This Mexi-Q sounds like a great idea! :)

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  19. This looks so delicious! YUMMY!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. It might be one of my new favorite comfort foods! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  20. Now this is right up my alley! I love Mexican food!! This looks so yummy going to try it! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Pinned!

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    1. We love Mexican too. (though we love most any kind of food!) Thanks so much for hosting!

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  21. Yummy! Pulled pork enchiladas have got to be the best sounding food I've heard all week. I'm pinning right now. I'll definitely be trying soon! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday.

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you love them as much as we do! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  22. Yum! My kids would love these as they love all things with Pulled pork. Thanks for sharing on the Country Fair Blog Party this month!

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    1. I hope you make these for them then, they have been a hit with everyone I have served them to. Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. This sounds good. Something new to try as well. thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Simon

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  24. Are these corn tortillas or flour tortillas?

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    1. I used flour because we prefer them (especially with the creamy sauce) but either would work!

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  25. The creamy sauce puts these over the top delicious!! You amaze me sweet friend and I wish you a wonderful weekend!

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  26. Sounds like a super yummy casserole! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! Pinned!!

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    1. It is one of our favorite ways to use pulled pork. Thank you!

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  27. Sour Cream Cheese Sauce...oh my gosh, I think I just started drooling. I'd pretty much eat that on anything!

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    1. I know, right?! I think we should go ahead and have a vat available at all times!

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  28. I sometimes dream of making up recipes for my site using leftovers--our best meals are when I'm panicked and everyone is hungry and we have cool leftovers!
    Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy-we appreciate you!

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    1. Those meals are some of my best work as well, but definitely a bit harder to blog about! We should start a series!

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  29. Yummm! These look super tasty! I love enchiladas!

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  30. We love leftovers too. These enchiladas look and sound fabulous, nothing like a creamy enchilada. I can't wait to try them. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. It is so fun to take something that's leftover and turn it into something else! Thanks!

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  31. I love the corn in the filling! Beautiful enchiladas! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Have an awesome week.

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    1. Thank you so much! We just love this combination of flavors and textures!

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  32. Oh, my goodness! This recipe sounds absolutely amazing. I'm pinning it and plan to try it soon.

    I followed you here from Miz Helen's linkup. Would love to have you "pop in" at my blog sometime. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you so much! It is definitely one of our favorites and I hope you enjoy it as well!

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  33. That pan of Enchiladas sure looks good on this cold Winters Day! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

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    1. It is definitely a hearty and warming dinner that helps take the edge off the cold. Thank you!

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