Queso Pork Enchiladas Recipe
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Queso Pork Enchiladas Recipe

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My husband took these restaurant-style enchiladas to work, and now the guys always ask for them. They’re rich and spicy, and you can prepare them with cooked chicken or beef, too. —Anna Rodriguez, Bethpage, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 jar (15-1/2 ounces) salsa con queso dip, divided
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce, divided
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 4 cups cubed cooked boneless country-style pork ribs (from 2 pounds boneless ribs)
  • 12 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • Shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 enchiladas (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 705 calories, 41 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 139 mg cholesterol, 1951 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 45 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, combine 3/4 cup queso dip, 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, green chilies, water and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes.
  2. Spread 2/3 cup sauce mixture into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Stir pork into remaining sauce mixture. Place 1/3 cup pork mixture down the center of each tortilla; top with 2 tablespoons cheese. Roll up and place seam side down in prepared dish. Combine remaining queso dip and enchilada sauce; pour over enchiladas.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve with lettuce and tomatoes if desired.
    Freeze option: Sprinkle remaining cheese over unbaked casserole. Cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Queso Pork Enchiladas in Simple & Delicious June/July 2012, p17

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"These were the most amazing. Enchiladas I have had just enough bit for spice and flavors.

I will not only be making these again but have shared this reciepe for sure..."

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"An awesome recipe!! I had some leftover pork from a roast and didn't want to throw it away. It was perfect for the enchiladas. Will make again. Made 1/2 recipe because that is how much pork I had. ended up with 4 enchiladas vs 6. Mine must have been fatter. Very easy to prepare as well."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"Great reviews by my family. I substituted Jalepeno pub cheese for the salsa con queso. It was a great combo of the cheese and the enchilada sauce. It was also a VERY each dish to prepare."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"I had a fairly large pkg of boneless, thin sliced pork chops in the fridge that required something be done about them, so looked for pork enchiladas (I love enchiladas!!) and came across your site. Looked pretty good to me, tho I wondered about the salsa con queso. I thought it would be like Cheese Whiz. Well, surprise!! I diced up all the pork, sautéed it in a Tbsp of olive oil with several healthy shakes of garlic powder and cumin. I bought all the stuff, started with the recipe, tasted the salsa con queso and, WOW. I added a large clove of chopped garlic , the juice of half a lime, and some chopped red onion and substituted 1/3 C of chicken broth for the water . It was really, really good!! I will make this again, but with ground beef."

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

"I made these for dinner this evening with just a couple of changes to suit our tastes and they were delicious. I poached a pork tenderloin in chicken broth and shredded it instead of buying the ribs. Also, I used corn tortillas instead of flour because, to me, an enchilada needs to be in a corn tortilla. The sauce is what really makes this dish."

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