Pork Enchiladas

We took out some of the fat, but none of the flavor from this Tex-Mex dish.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2005


  • 1 pound pork loin, quartered lengthwise and halved crosswise
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups mild green salsa
  • 8 corn tortillas (6-inch)
  • 3/4 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese (3 ounces)
  • 1 plum tomato, diced, for garnish (optional)


  1. Dust pork with cumin and oregano; season with salt. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; swirl to coat bottom of pan. Add pork; cook until browned on all sides and slightly pink in the middle, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest 10 minutes before slicing thinly. Set skillet aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a blender, puree salsa with 1/4 cup water until smooth. Add to skillet; cook over medium heat until warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Warm tortillas according to package instructions. Assemble enchiladas. Top with heated salsa mixture and remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 5 to 8 minutes. Serve immediately, garnished with tomato, if desired.

Cook's Notes

For a seafood variation, use one pound cooked shrimp instead of pork (skip step 1).