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Cheesy Pork Enchiladas

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 2 hr 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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2 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 1/2 pounds boneless pork butt, cut into 3-inch chunks

3 cups salsa verde

1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed

1 medium onion, quartered

1 cup light sour cream, plus more for serving

10 medium flour tortillas

2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Fresh cilantro, for serving, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Mix the chili powder, salt, oregano and pepper together in a small bowl. Sprinkle the cubed pork chunks with the spice mixture and put into a large Dutch oven. Add 1 cup of the salsa verde, chicken broth, garlic and onions. Stir together with a wooden spoon. Put the pot on high heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Transfer to the oven and cook, covered, until the pork is tender and easily shreds, about 1 hour 45 minutes. Once done, shred the pork in the Dutch oven with a pair of tongs or 2 forks.
  3. Turn the oven up to 350 degrees F.
  4. Combine the remaining 2 cups salsa verde and sour cream in a wide, medium bowl. Spread about 1/2 cup of the mixture on the bottom of a large rectangular casserole dish.
  5. Wrap the tortillas up in a damp paper towel and microwave 40 seconds. Lay the warm tortillas out on your cutting board. Dip into the sour cream-salsa mixture and fill evenly with the shredded pork mixture and sprinkle of the cheese. Roll the enchilada up and place seam-side down in the baking dish. Pour the remaining sauce over the top and top with the rest of the cheese. Bake 30 minutes. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if using.

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