Pork enchiladas are a tasty twist on this classic Mexican dish. We’ve made our version super quick and easy so that you can whip this up whenever you fancy it, without having to worry about setting a whole evening aside to prep it. It does take a little while in the oven but once you’ve got it in and ready to bake you can put your feet up and concentrate on something else. We’ve used a ragu filling which is soft and packed full of flavour. This quick and easy recipe for pork enchilades serves a whopping 8 people so is perfect if you’ve got guests coming over, too. Easily freezable, you can also make in batches for the week.
- 1kg (2¼lb) minced pork
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
- 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 green pepper, deseeded and diced
- 1 tsp dried chilli flakes or 1 fresh chilli, deseeded and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- 1 tbsp coriander seeds, roughly crushed
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 1 chicken stock cube
- To serve
- 2 packs 8 soft flour tortillas
- 200ml tub of crème fraîche
- 200g (7oz) mature Cheddar and Red Leicester cheese, grated
- 4 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
- Tomato salsa
- 8 tomatoes, chopped,
- 4 spring onions, trimmed and chopped,
- 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
Heat a large frying pan, add half the mince in a thin layer and dry-fry for 5 mins until browned. Tip into a large bowl. Cook the rest of the mince. Add to the first batch.
Heat the oil in the pan, add the onion and cook for 5 mins. Stir in the peppers, chilli, garlic, cumin and coriander seeds, and fry for 5 mins. Pour in the can of tomatoes and a can full of hot water and then crumble in the stock cube. Simmer, uncovered, for at least an hour, or longer, until the liquid is almost absorbed.
Warm the tortillas in the microwave (2 at a time for 15 seconds) to make them more flexible. Divide the hot pork mixture between them, roll them up, pack into 1 or 2 dishes. Spoon crème fraîche over, sprinkle with the grated cheese.
Put the dish under the grill, on medium, until sizzling and golden. Sprinkle with spring onion.
Mix the salsa ingredients together and serve with the enchiladas.
Top tip for making Pork ragu enchiladas
To freeze Cool, cover with cling film and seal and label. Freeze for up to 1 month. To serve from freezer, thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in an oven at 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6 for 30-40 mins.