Pork ragu enchiladas recipe

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Pork enchiladas are a delicious family meal that can be prepped and ready to cook in just 15 minutes.Easily freezable, they're perfect to batch make.

Pork ragu enchiladas
  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time1 hours 30 mins
Total Time1 hours 45 mins
Five A DayTwo
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories497 Kcal25%
Sugar11.5 g13%
Fat22.6 g32%
Saturated Fat11 g55%
Salt0.6 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein39 g78%
Carbohydrates34.8 g13%
Salt0.6 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Minced pork infused with chilli flakes, cumin seeds, garlic, coriander, and onions.

These pork ragu enchiladas have a rich tomato-based sauce, a creamy cheese topping, and heaps of veg all for just 497 calories per serving. Garnish with spring onions and serve with homemade tomato salsa.


  • 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




  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Put the dish under the grill, on medium, until sizzling and golden. Sprinkle with spring onion.
  5. Mix the salsa ingredients together and serve with the enchiladas.

Top tips for making pork ragu enchiladas

To freeze, cool completely, and then cover with cling film and seal and label. Freeze for up to one month.

To serve from the freezer, thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in an oven at 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6 for 30-40 minutes.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies