Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
I Love to mimic things I eat at restaurants. I got this one from a Mom and Pop Mexican restaurant. It's so yummy and so simple not any spices but salt and enchilada sauce. Red or Green sauce, either will do. Save 1/2 of the meat in freezer for a future dinner.
- 3 lbs lean pork or 3 lbs beef roast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or 2 cups monterey jack cheese
- 10 flour tortillas (taco size, (or more)
- 28 ounces red enchilada sauce or 28 ounces green enchilada sauce
- Put the meat and the salt in a crock pot with lid, for approximately 4 to 5 hours on High, then put it on low for 1 hour. Meat should be falling apart. If you have a bone in the meat it should come off the bone, without a problem.
- Separate the meat with your fingers. Then toss it like you are tossing a salad kinda. Using your fingers to find thick pieces of meat you might of missed. Grind them in between your fingers separating each individual piece of meat. Get all of the fat out of the meat.
- Heat up the flour tortillas in microwave for 1 minute to soften.
- Roll approximately 1/2 cup meat and sprinkle with cheese in each tortilla lining them up vertically in a 9x13 baking pan.
- When you have all your tortillas you want rolled. Pour the enchilada sauce over the top of the pan of wrapped tortillas.
- Sprinkle the extra cheese over the top.
- Bake at 375°F until sauce is bubbling.
- Let sit out side the oven for approx 5 minutes.
- Put remaining ingredients in freezer for up to 2 weeks.
LOW CARB VERSION! I made this 2 nights ago. OM goodness ... they came out so good. But I did make some changes. I used a rump roast with the salt but cooked it on low overnight for about 6 - 8 hours. So tender. I sautéed about 1/2 cup chopped onion. When the onion was almost done I added 2 cloves of crushed garlic and sautéed another 1-2 minutes. I shredded the beef and added the onions/garlic. Followed the rest of recipe but used low carb flour tortillas. Yum! My family raved and I have to say I loved it too!
I always have left over pork roast. Nice to have something other than BBQ sandwiches.
This was a great and easy way to use leftover pork. A nice change from shredded pork sandwiches.I had cooked boneless pork ribs with BBQ sauce in the crock pot. To stretch the leftovers each enchilada had 1/3 cup meat and one was enough. DH liked it & he doesn't like many Mexican dishes. My son that likes Mexican alot thought they were awesome. Used Old El Paso enchilada sauce.