Pulled Pork Enchiladas From Leftover Roast Makes A Quick Meal

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I cooked a huge pork roast & made easy enchiladas the next night with the leftover meat! Planned leftovers is an important part of meal planning in my Homestead kitchen.

Planned leftovers is an important part of meal planning in the Taylor Household. I cooked a huge pork roast & made easy enchiladas! #TexasHomesteader

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What Is ‘Planned Leftovers’ Cooking?

Planned Leftovers is where a large amount of one ingredient is cooked all at once, then other completely different meals are made with the leftovers.

It’s an important way I’m able to cook Homemade Meals Daily The EASY Way!

There are lots of tricks I use to make homemade meals every day the EASY way! #TexasHomesteader

Since I don’t enjoy cooking I employ tricks such as Planned Leftovers to save money while reducing my time in the kitchen too.

What To Make With Leftover Pork Roast

I can purposely cooked a huge pork roast. Then I can make many different quick meals with the leftover meat including,

Since the main ingredient (the meat) is already cooked I just need to pull everything together for a fast meal. 

Shredded Pork Enchiladas Using Leftover Roast

Now that I have leftover roast, I first Shredded the Leftover Meat in minutes using my KitchenAid mixer and paddle attachment.

Shred cooked roast quickly using the paddle attachment and a KitchenAid mixer. #TexasHomesteader

Pulled Pork Enchilada Ingredients

There are only a few simple ingredients in this pulled pork enchilada recipe:

      • 3 cups cooked, shredded meat, 

      • 1 cup drained pinto or black beans (I used a cup of leftover homemade Ranch-Style Beans)

      • 1 cup drained whole-kernel corn (I used some of my home-canned corn)

      • 1 cup sautéed chopped onions

      • ½ cup sautéed chopped bell pepper

      • 2½ cups shredded cheese

      • 12 corn tortillas

      • 3 cups enchilada sauce

Charring Shredded Pork For Enchiladas

To get that delightful smoky charred taste & texture I measured out 3 cups of leftover shredded roast and placed the meat into my grandmother’s antique cast-iron skillet.

I didn’t add any oil since I wanted the bottom layer browned. On medium high heat I browned the meat without stirring for about 3 minutes.

Planned leftovers is an important part of meal planning in the Taylor Household. I cooked a huge pork roast & made easy enchiladas! #TexasHomesteader

Then I removed the meat from the skillet & set it aside.

Making Leftover Roast Into Pulled Pork Enchiladas

To make pulled pork enchiladas I sautéed the onions & bell pepper in my skillet with a small amount of bacon grease.

Then I turned off the heat and added the browned meat, the corn and beans and ½ cup each of the enchilada sauce & shredded cheese.

Leftover roast shredded and assembled into pulled pork enchiladas for supper FAST! #TexasHomesteader

A quick stir blended everything together. Now it’s time to start assembling the enchiladas.

I used 3 of my grandmother’s vintage 7″x7″ CorningWare baking dishes since that’s how many would fit in my oven at one time.

I love to use my grandmother's vintage CorningWare baking dishes in my Homestead kitchen. #TexasHomesteader

To keep the enchiladas from sticking as they cooked, I first smeared just a bit of my enchilada sauce on the bottom of each of those baking dishes.

How To Assemble Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Corn tortillas roll better without cracking if you heat them slightly first. So I heated them a few seconds in the microwave before proceeding with my enchilada assembly.

UPDATE:  I often make my own quick & easy Corn Tortillas now!

Homemade corn tortillas to make enchiladas using leftover roast. #TexasHomesteader

The procedure for making the enchiladas was easy:

Add 1/3 cup enchilada filling to a warmed tortilla.

Then roll the tortilla & it place seam-side-down in the baking dish. 

Planned leftovers is an important part of meal planning in the Taylor Household. I cooked a huge pork roast & made easy enchiladas! #TexasHomesteader

Each of my grandmother’s dishes held 4 enchiladas for a total of 12. 

Leave The Ends of Enchiladas Uncovered!

After all the assembled enchiladas were in the baking dishes I took the reserved enchilada sauce and poured it over the middle of the enchiladas. 

I left the ends  of the enchiladas uncovered. This will make them lightly crispy on the ends. We love them that way. But feel free to cover them completely with sauce if that’s your preference.

Planned leftovers is an important part of meal planning in the Taylor Household. I cooked a huge pork roast & made easy enchiladas! #TexasHomesteader

Then the enchiladas go into a preheated 350-degree oven for 10 short minutes. Everything’s already cooked, I only want it heated through.

Top With Cheese & Allow It To Melt

After that time I bring the enchiladas out of the oven and spread the remaining cheese evenly over the middle of the enchiladas. Again I left the ends uncovered. 

Then return them to the oven for 5-10 minutes, just until the cheese is lightly browned & delightfully melty.

Planned leftovers is an important part of meal planning in the Taylor Household. I cooked a huge pork roast & made easy enchiladas! #TexasHomesteader

I add a couple of side dishes and BOOM! Hearty, delicious homemade supper FAST.

I like to have a nice supply of home-cooked entrees in the freezer so that we can enjoy homemade greatness even when the day’s been crazy-busy!

So any leftover enchiladas are cooled, wrapped tightly & placed into the freezer for fast meals later.

Toppings For Homemade Pulled Pork Enchiladas

If you’re looking for something to top your homemade pulled-pork enchiladas, here are our favorites:

Creamy Hatch Chile Sauce

Homemade Pico de Gallo

Garden Fresh Pico de Gallo uses fresh chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapenos, cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. #TexasHomesteader

What Goes With Pulled Pork Enchiladas?

Here are some of our favorite sides to serve with homemade pulled pork enchiladas:

Ranch-Style Beans

Instant Pot Pinto Beans (with Homemade Pinto Seasoning)

Cilantro Lime Rice

Texas-Style Spanish Rice

Fresh minced cilantro and fresh lime for cilantro-lime rice side dish. #TexasHomesteader

Did you make these pulled pork enchiladas? Please rate the recipe in your comment below!

Planned Leftovers: Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Using leftover shredded pork roast means I can put together a meal quick with pulled pork enchiladas. And there's enough for me to freeze for future meals too. Get supper on the table FAST! #TexasHomesteader

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword corn tortillas, easy recipe, Enchiladas, leftover roast, pulled pork, TexMex
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com



  • 3 cups leftover pork roast, shredded
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 cup whole-kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup pintos or black beans, drained
  • 2.5 cups shredded Monterrey jack, cheddar or pepperjack cheese, divided
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 3 cups enchilada Sauce, divided



  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Add 3 cups cooked shredded roast to skillet and heat on medium-high heat without stirring until bottom is nicely browned - about 3 minutes. Remove meat and set aside.

  3. Add 1 Tablespoon or oil or grease to skillet & sauté 1 cup chopped onions & 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper until softened. Turn off heat.

  4. To the onion/pepper mixture add the browned meat, 1 cup drained corn, 1 cup beans, ½ cup enchilada sauce and ½ cup shredded cheese and mix to combine.

  5. Spread a thin layer of reserved enchilada sauce on the bottom of each baking dish.

  6. To fill enchiladas place ⅓ cup of filling onto each corn tortilla, roll up and place seam-side down in the baking dish.

  7. After all tortillas are placed in baking dish, pour remaining enchilada sauce over middle of enchiladas, leaving ends uncovered if desired.

  8. Bake enchiladas for 10 minutes.

  9. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Then return to oven for an additional 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.

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11 thoughts on “Pulled Pork Enchiladas From Leftover Roast Makes A Quick Meal

  1. Beverly

    So glad I saw this recipe on Nifty Thrifty Sunday. I made pulled pork and wanted to make something different out of the leftovers. This sounds great.

  2. Donna Reidland

    I love planned leftovers! This looks like a great way to use leftover roast!

  3. Marie

    These sound awesome! I love easy dinners packed with flavor and these definitely look like they deliver! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      OMGosh they were so delicious Marie, and I have several dinner’s-worth servings in the freezer for quick heat-n-eat suppers at another time. No kitchen / clean-up time for me for a future meal? Yes please! ~TxH~

  4. Debbie @ Bible Fun For Kids

    These look delicious and I love getting 2 meals from the meat I cook! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Anne In The Kitchen

    Your enchiladas look great! I love the idea of several different meals planned from the leftovers of another!

  6. Margy

    Wayne made a pork roast on the BBQ last week. After two meals (one fresh and one warmed in the frying pan) I made the rest into pulled pork tacos. I love tacos coming from Southern California. I went ahead and fried the corn tortillas crispy, just the way we like them. – Margy

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Oh yeah Margy. There are lots of ways to use planned leftovers like these enchiladas, BBQ Sandwiches, meaty stew, etc. But I’ll admit carnitas tacos are my favorite way to remake leftover pork roast. Delicious! ~TxH~

  7. Sondra

    I over cooked my pork loin. Do you think it would still work. Dang!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      I wouldn’t waste it because it was overcooked Sondra, but then again I have a pretty forgiving palate for those kinds of things. But I’d think if you added lots of sauce that it would offset the dryness of overcooking? Give it a try, you have nothing to lose, right? Let us know how it turns out. ~TxH~

    2. ColleenB.~Texas

      Tammy, hope you don’t mind that I put in my 2 cents worth on Sondra’s situation;
      Sondra; been there done that, and what I had done was made some good homemade BBQ sauce; poured that over the cold pulled pork, mixing it all together really well; letting it set over night in the refrigerator and next day I put in crock pot and let it slow cook on low all day, stirring every once in awhile and it was delicious. Never would know that the meat was dried out.


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