Slow Cooker Pork Enchiladas

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Pulled Pork enchiladas

This slow cooker pork enchiladas recipe is so good! Its juicy and tender, budget friendly, easy to make and full of flavor. What more can I say!

Make it in the instant pot, slow cooker or crockpot! This enchilada pork bowl freezer meal will have you enjoying bbq pulled pork with no cooking!

 

Whats better then an authentic pork enchilada. Mexican food is a favorite in our household and pulled pork is a top choice! Make this enchilada recipe healthy by skipping the tortillas and topping off rice or cauliflower rice with your pulled pork!

You can even make your own healthy enchilada sauce with the recipe provided!

Making sauces at home is as simple as blending together simple ingredients! Giving you fresh, flavorful, and clean food! Non of the bad stuff and no weird ingredients. If your interested in learning more about preservative free living.

 

Slow cooker pork enchiladas are so kid friendly and do not overwhelm with spice. You can add a little spice if desired by adding in chipotle, jalapeno or just upping the chili powder.

Your kids will love piecing together the perfect plate topping off their enchilada pork with fresh veggies, guac and cheese!

The color and vibrance of this dish will create a fun happy environment everyone will enjoy at dinner!

Why you will love this pulled pork enchiladas recipe. 

  • 10 Minutes to Prep
  • Super Easy
  • Extremely Tasty
  • Healthy (Soy Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free)
  • Family Friendly
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Are pulled pork enchiladas healthy?

Yes! This slow cooker pork enchiladas recipe uses clean ingredients. Giving you a clean eating preservative free recipe. 
 
Over the years I have tried many pork recipes trying to find a way to make it juicy and delicious. (in the past most pork dishes have been dry for me).
 
Thats why this recipe is so exciting! It came out beautiful. Flavorful, juicy and ready for anything. Its the get excited when you have leftover pork shoulder type of recipe. 
 

Ingredients you will need for this pineapple pulled pork enchiladas recipe. 

  • pork shoulder (or pork tenderloin)
  • diced tomatoes
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • onion powder
  • garlic cloves (or garlic powder)
  • paprika
  • salt
  • pepper
  • fresh pineapple

Fresh Ingredients

  • Salsa
  • Cashew Sour Cream
  • Favorite taco toppings

Can I use fresh tomatoes instead?

 
Absolutely. A 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes will give you 1.2 – 2 cups of diced tomatoes. If you prefer fresh you can chop up the tomatoes until you have 2 cups and add that to the recipe. 
 
I like using organic diced tomatoes because its a time saver and my toddlers cannot always wait 😂 

How to make the enchilada sauce?

SUPER EASY! In the past sauces have intimidated me. But this one is as simple as throwing all the sauce ingredients together in a food processor or high speed blender and blending until smooth. 
 
I love the sweetness the pineapple gives for a delicious pineapple pulled pork enchilada bowl. 

How to make this pulled pork enchilada recipe in the slow cooker?

Just throw everything into a slow cooker and let it cook for you. No mess, no fuss and a delicious home-cooked dinner!
 
TIP: If you are using a large pork shoulder (or leftover pork shoulder from another recipe) then try using 3 or 4 foil balls to set the pork shoulder on top so that your meat stays juicy. 
 
 

 

What kind of meat can I use?

Pork shoulder, pork butt or pork tenderloin will all work great for this pineapple pulled pork enchiladas recipe. If you are wanting a low fat recipe then try using pork tenderloin but be sure to only cook 4-6 hours depending on the size of your tenderloin.
 
You could even try using ground pork for a ground pork enchiladas bowl. 
 

What to serve with enchiladas?

I love an enchilada bowl because of the texture, customization and flavor. Who doesn’t love a burrito bowl?! This slow cooker pork enchilada bowl is the best of a burrito bowl with the flavors of an enchilada!
 
I love to serve with all my favorite taco/enchilada toppings. 
 
You can also try serving with a Mexican street corn, salsa and chips or some guac, maybe even queso!
 

How to store this crockpot pork enchilada recipe?

After cooking store in fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days.
 

Do I need a slow cooker for this recipe?

You can use a slow cooker or crock pot for this recipe. Slow cooker pulled pork is amazing! By cooking it slowly your pulled pork becomes juicy and tender for an amazing slow cooker pork enchiladas bowl. Cooking in the slow cooker make this recipe fast and easy so you do not have to take the time to cook all night.
 

Can I use an instant pot instead?

Of course! If you are tight on time or a last minute cook then throw everything in the instant post and adjust cook time. For slow cooker to instant pot conversion times click here to get a simple instant pot cheat sheet. You will never have to guess or research an instant pot cook time again!
 

*See FAQ’s and specific tips following recipe below. (so you don’t have to scroll for a million years to find the food 😉 ).

How do you make this Pulled Pork Enchiladas Recipe? 👇 

Pineapple Pulled Pork Enchiladas

The easiest and best slow cooker porkenchiladas! Use your leftover pork should or add in fruit for a pineapplepulled pork enchilada!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Leftover Pork Shoulder, Pineapple Pulled Pork, Pulled Pork Enchiladas, What to serve with enchiladas
Servings: 6 Adults
Calories: 211kcal
Author: Hannah Stewart

Ingredients

Pork:

  • 2-3 lb Pork Shoulder Alt: Pork Butt, Pork Tenderloin

Enchilada Sauce:

  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatos
  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 cup Fresh Pineapple, chopped*

Fresh Ingredients (Not needed until day of cooking):

  • Salsa
  • Paleo Sour Cream (recipe for fast and easy paleo sour cream below)
  • Favorite burrito bowl toppings (Avocado, bell peppers, onions, etc...)

Supplies for freezing:

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag
  • 1 Quart Freezer Bag

Instructions

Directions:

  • Place 3-4 foil balls into slow cooker.
  • Season all sides of pork with cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Place pork in slow cooker atop foil balls.
  • Blend together all sauce ingredients in high speed blender or food processor to make enchilada sauce and pour sauce over pork. (Optional: Save some sauce to use when serving)
  • Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  • Before serving grill pineapple in skillet for 3-5 minutes over med-high heat.
  • Shred pork, top with grilled pineapple and sauce, and serve with favorite toppings over rice (cauliflower rice if paleo).

Freezer Directions:

  • Label gallon freezer bag with recipe name, cooking directions and expiration date (todays date plus three months).
  • Season all sides of pork with cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Blend together all sauce ingredients in high speed blender or food processor to make enchilada sauce.
  • Add pork and sauce to labeled gallon freezer bag.
  • Add leftover fresh pineapple to quart freezer bag and set inside gallon freezer bag.
  • Seal bag, removing as much air as possible.
  • Store in freezer for up to three months.

Cooking from Freezer Directions:

  • Thaw overnight in fridge or in the morning in water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok).
  • Add freezer bag contents into the slow cooker (Set sauce in quart size bag aside).
  • Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  • Before serving grill pineapple in skillet for 3-5 minutes over med-high heat.
  • Shred pork, top with grilled pineapple and sauce, and serve with favorite toppings over rice (cauliflower rice if paleo).

Instant Pot Directions:

  • Season pork with spices and slice pork into 2-3 large chuncks.
  • Add 2 tbsp olive oil into instant pot.
  • Set seasoned pork into the instant pot and pour 1-2 cups enchilada sauce on top of pork.
  • Close instant pot and be sure steam release vent is sealed. Cook at high pressure for 50 minutes.
  • NPR for 15 minutes the manual pressure release remaining pressure.
  • Remove pork with slotted spoon and strain of liquid.
  • Shred pork and pour remaining enchilada sauce over pulled pork. If desired add back into instant pot (after discarding leftover liquid in instant pot) and set to warm to keep until ready to serve.

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Frequently asked questions

No problem! Just throw the freezer meal in your slow cooker and you’re all set. If it doesn’t fit thaw it for a few minutes in warm water. (You may need to add an extra 30 minutes cook time if completely frozen when cooking).

If you have leftover pork shoulder try making a pulled pork recipe! Making a pineapple pulled pork is a sweet and tangy way to use up veggies and fruit in the house. 

 

You could even try making pulled pork enchiladas with green sauce for something fun and new. 

You can freeze this enchilada pork recipe cooked or uncooked! If you are meal prepping I recommend following the freezer instructions so you have an easy dinner whenever needed and then freeze the leftovers if you need to so you can pack an easy lunch!

A serving size assumes 1/2 cup of pulled pork at 211 kcal per serving. 

Absolutely. You may have to play around with cook times. If you’re interested in an instant pot cheat sheet for cook times click here!

If you are wondering what to serve with enchiladas then try these suggestions.

I love eating this pineapple pulled pork enchiladas bowl with rice and beans, chips and guac,salsa or queso and maybe some mexican street corn as well. 

If you forgot to thaw this enchilada pork bowl freezer meal no problem just add them to the slow cooker and you will be able to enjoy the dish when ready!

 

Absolutely! You will need to cook the recipe ad instructed in the recipe card above. Then use it as a filling in tortillas (add cheese if desired), top with sauce from the slow cooker (more cheese if desired) and cook in preheated oven at 400 for 10-15 minutes. 

You can enjoy this slow cooker pork enchiladas recipe on its own, over rice, cauliflower rice, chips or in tortillas! Endless possibilities. 

This recipe could also be used to make a slow cooker pork enchilada casserole if you top with cheese toward the end of cook time and let cook remaining 15-30 min in the slow cooker. 

No, this recipe is not an authentic recipe but the flavors are based on an authentic pork enchiladas recipe. 

 

An authentic pork enchiladas recipe will take alot longer and more unique spices that are not as commonly found in stores or in your pantry at home. That is why I created this accessible shredded pork enchiladas slow cooker recipe so everyone can enjoy this fast easy dinner at home. 

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