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spicy pork tinga enchiladas

Tinga de Puerco Spicy Pork Tinga Enchiladas

  • Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes


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Pork tinga filling:

  • 2 pounds boneless pork butt, or shoulder, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1″ pieces
  • 2 medium onions, 1 quartered and 1 chopped fine
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 14oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 2 bay leaves


  • 8 oz shredded colby or monterey jack cheese + 4 oz more for topping
  • 1 14oz can black or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 68 corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 cup Enchilada sauce (jarred or homemade)


For the Tinga:

  1. Place all ingredients except tortillas and garnishes into a crockpot.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Remove thyme springs and bay leaves.
  4. Using potato masher, mash cooked pork until shredded into rough 1/2″ pieces.  (Can be refrigerated at this point for up to 2 days).

For the Tinga Filling:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the pork filling with the 8oz of cheese, beans and cilantro until well incorporated.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For the Enchiladas:

  1. Place 1-2 heaping tablespoons of pork tinga filling down the center of each tortilla. Roll up tortillas and place seam-side-down in the baking dish.
  2. Cover the enchiladas with the 1 cup enchilada sauce (homemade or storebought). Sprinkle any remaining filling mixture on top of rolled tortillas and sprinkle with the remaining 4oz of cheese.
  3. Bake 25 minutes uncovered in the preheated oven, or until bubbly and lightly browned.


To make ahead/freezer meal – Prepare the recipe as directed as above up to the point of filling and rolling tortillass. Place the rolled up tortillas seam side down in a freezer and oven proof baking dish. Sprinkle any remaining filling mixture on top of rolled tortillas and sprinkle with the remaining 4oz of cheese. Cover and freeze. When ready to prepare, defrost and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake in preheated oven uncovered for 30 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.

  • Author: WCC
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours

Keywords: Tinga de Puerco, Pork Tinga, pork enchiladas