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Fiesta Pork Enchiladas

Active Time: 30 minutes • Total Time: 8-1/2 hours • Serves: 8


1 boneless rolled Boston pork roast (about 3 pounds)
2 cans (10 ounces each) mild or hot enchilada sauce, divided
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (8-count) package enchilada-size tortillas (16 ounces)
1 can (16 ounces) reduced-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large onion (about 12 ounces), chopped (2 cups)
1 package (16 ounces) Schnucks finely shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 cups)
refrigerated prepared guacamole, chopped fresh tomato and/or chopped fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

1. In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, add roast; pour 1 can enchilada sauce over pork. Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on low 7 to 8 hours or on high 3-1/2 to 4 hours. Transfer roast from cooking liquid to large bowl; remove any string. With 2 forks, shred pork. Stir in cumin, salt and cinnamon. Strain cooking liquid in slow cooker into pie plate or wide, shallow bowl. Skim off and discard fat. Stir 1/2 cup cooking liquid into pork.

2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread 1/2 cup cooking liquid in 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish to coat. Dip 1 tortilla into cooking liquid in pie plate, turning to coat both sides. Place tortilla on work surface. Spoon about 1/2 cup pork mixture down center of tortilla; sprinkle with 3 tablespoons black beans, 1/4 cup onion and 1/4 cup cheese. Fold sides of tortilla over filling, then place, seam side down, in prepared baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas, cooking liquid, pork, beans, onion and cheese, placing enchiladas very close together in dish.

3. Pour remaining can enchilada sauce over enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover enchiladas with aluminum foil. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 12 to 15 minutes longer or until top is lightly browned. To serve, top enchiladas with guacamole, tomato and/or cilantro, if desired.


Each serving: about 781 calories, 50 g total fat
(23 g saturated), 145 mg cholesterol, 1257 mg sodium,
45 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 45 g protein

Cook’s Wisdom

Prepare these enchiladas up to 2 days ahead. Cook pork as directed through step 1. Cover pork and refrigerate. Strain cooking liquid to medium bowl instead of pie plate; cover and refrigerate. Discard solidified fat that rises to the top. About 1-1/2 hours before serving, proceed with steps 2 and 3 as directed, but it will be necessary to reheat pork and cooking liquid before assembling enchiladas.