Pork Enchiladas Freezer Meal Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
The easiest and best slow cooker porkenchiladas! Use your leftover pork should or add in fruit for a pineapplepulled pork enchilada!
Gluten Free

Unleash the bold and delicious flavors of Pulled Pork Enchiladas with our freezer meal solution. Crafted to make life easier for parents and friends looking to assist busy households, this freezer-friendly option ensures that you can have a delightful homemade meal without the fuss, and with minimal effort.

This slow cooker pork enchiladas recipe is so good! Its juicy and tender, budget friendly, easy to make and full of flavor. What more can I say!

At the heart of these Pulled Pork Enchiladas lies tender and succulent pulled pork, slow-cooked to perfection. The meat is infused with a medley of authentic spices, creating a flavor profile that’s as robust as it is comforting. This tantalizing filling is then carefully wrapped in warm, soft tortillas, ready to be smothered in a rich and zesty enchilada sauce.

What sets our Pulled Pork Enchiladas apart is the convenience they bring to your table. For busy parents managing hectic schedules, this freezer meal is a game-changer. Gone are the days of laboring over enchiladas; instead, you can simply reach into your freezer and have a delicious, homemade meal ready to make at a moment’s notice.

Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a gathering with friends, our Pulled Pork Enchiladas Freezer Meal provides both convenience and culinary satisfaction.

Why you will love this pulled pork enchiladas recipe.

  • 10 Minutes to Prep
  • Super Easy
  • Extremely Tasty
  • Healthy (Soy Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free)
  • Family Friendly
Pineapple Pulled Pork Enchiladas
Hannah Stewart
The easiest and best slow cooker porkenchiladas! Use your leftover pork should or add in fruit for a pineapplepulled pork enchilada!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 Adults
Calories 211 kcal
Equipment
  • 1 Slow Cooker
  • 1 gallon freezer bag
  • 1 Quart sized bag
Ingredients
 
 
Pork:
  • 2-3 lb pork shoulder alt: pork butt, pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
Enchilada Sauce:
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes can
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
For serving
  • 1 fresh pineapple chopped
  • salsa
  • paleo sour cream
  • your favorite burrito bowl toppings
Instructions
 
Freezer Prep Directions:
  • Prepare a gallon freezer bag, labeling according to your preferred method.
  • Blend together all sauce ingredients in high speed blender or food processor to make enchilada sauce.
  • Add all ingredients, except for serving ingredients, to the freezer bag. 
  • Seal bag, removing as much air as possible, and freeze for up to three months.
Slow Cooker Directions:
  • Thaw freezer bag in fridge 12-24 hours before cooking.
  • Dump contents of the freezer bag to a slow cooker. 
  • Cook on low 8-10 hours
  • Shred pork, top with fresh pineapple and sauce from a slow cooker, serving over rice.
Instant Pot Directions
  1. Dump the contents of the freezer bag into the Instant Pot, add 1/2 cup water.
  2. Set to High Pressure for 50 minutes, then allow a 15-minute natural release followed by a quick release. 
  3. Shred pork, top with fresh pineapple and sauce from a slow cooker, serving over rice.
Dietary Adjustments
Make it Gluten-Free:
  • This recipe is naturally gluten-free.
 
 
Make it Dairy-Free:
  • This recipe is naturally dairy-free.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 10.3gProtein: 30.7gFat: 5.1gSaturated Fat: 2.1gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 650mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 7.1g
Keyword freezer meals, Leftover Pork Shoulder, Pineapple Pulled Pork, Pulled Pork Enchiladas, What to serve with enchiladas
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Equipment Needed for your Healthy Pulled Pork Pineapple Enchiladas

  • 1 Slow Cooker
  • 1 gallon freezer bag
  • 1 Quart sized bag

Ingredients you will need for this pineapple pulled pork enchiladas recipe.

  • 2-3 lb pork shoulder, alt: pork butt, pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • Enchilada Sauce:
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes, can
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • For serving:
  • 1 fresh pineapple chopped
  • salsa
  • paleo sour cream
  • your favorite burrito bowl toppings

How to Make a Pulled Pork Enchilada

Prep/Freezer Directions:

  1. Prepare a gallon freezer bag, labeling according to your preferred method.
  2. Blend together all sauce ingredients in high speed blender or food processor to make enchilada sauce.
  3. Add all ingredients, except for serving ingredients, to the freezer bag. 
  4. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible, and freeze for up to three months.

Slow Cooker | Cooking Directions

  1. Thaw freezer bag in fridge 12-24 hours before cooking.
  2. Dump contents of the freezer bag to a slow cooker. 
  3. Cook on low 8-10 hours
  4. Shred pork, top with fresh pineapple and sauce from a slow cooker, serving over rice.

What to Pair with your Healthy Pulled Pork Pineapple

Sides:

Desserts:

Mocktails:

Popular Substitutions and Additions

Substitutions:

  • Pork Shoulder Alt: If you don’t have pork shoulder, you can substitute it with pork butt or pork tenderloin for a leaner option. Pork butt will provide a similar tenderness and flavor to pork shoulder, while pork tenderloin will offer a leaner alternative.
  • Fresh Pineapple Substitution: If fresh pineapple isn’t available, you can use canned pineapple chunks or pineapple tidbits as a substitute. Just make sure to drain the canned pineapple before using it in your enchiladas.
  • Paleo Sour Cream Alternative: If you prefer a dairy-free option or don’t have access to paleo sour cream, you can make a dairy-free sour cream alternative using coconut cream or cashews. Blend soaked cashews or coconut cream with a touch of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and salt until it reaches a creamy consistency.

Addition:

  • Black Beans: Add a can of black beans (drained and rinsed) to the pulled pork mixture for added protein and texture in your enchiladas.
  • Roasted Red Bell Peppers: Roasted red bell peppers add a smoky sweetness to your enchiladas. You can either roast them yourself or use jarred roasted red peppers for convenience.
  • Fresh Cilantro: Garnish your enchiladas with fresh cilantro for a burst of freshness and a pop of color. Cilantro complements the flavors of the dish beautifully.

How to make the enchilada sauce?

SUPER EASY! In the past sauces have intimidated me. But this one is as simple as throwing all the sauce ingredients together in a food processor or high speed blender and blending until smooth.

I love the sweetness the pineapple gives for a delicious pineapple pulled pork enchilada bowl.

How to Reheat and Store this crockpot Pork Enchilada Recipe?

Best way to store Savory Pulled Pork Enchilada Leftovers?

First, let the delicious leftovers cool down a bit. Just leave it on the counter for a couple of hours to get to room temperature. Once it’s cooled down enough, grab an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag. Pop your Pulled Pork in there, making sure to squeeze out as much air as possible to keep it fresh and avoid freezer burn. 

Here’s a neat trick: Label the container with the date. That way, you’ll always know when you made it. In the fridge, it’ll stay good for about 3-5 days, so you’ve got some time to enjoy it. 

Now, if you want to keep it for even longer, like a couple of months, think about freezing it. Divide your leftovers into individual portions, pop them into airtight containers, and label them with the date – just like before.

How Long Will Pulled Pork Enchiladas Last In the Fridge?

If you allow your leftovers to properly cool to room temperature, and you use the correct storage containers while removing excess air, your leftovers should remain fresh for 3-5 days. Always make sure to check pulled pork leftovers to make sure they have not spoiled before reheating.

Can I Freeze Mexican-Inspired Pulled Pork Enchiladas After Cooking?

You can totally freeze that amazing Pulled Pork Enchiladas you cooked up!  So, here’s the deal: once your leftovers have cooled down a bit you can get it ready for freezing. Grab some airtight containers or those handy resealable freezer bags – they’re perfect for this. Now, here’s a little trick to remember: try to get as much air out as possible before sealing them up. That way, you’ll avoid any freezer burn, and your pork will stay tasty. This will keep your leftovers fresh for up to three months in the freezer.

 How To Reheat Easy Homemade Pulled Pork Enchiladas?

When it comes to reheating that scrumptious Pulled Pork Enchilada while keeping all its flavor and texture intact, you’ve got two great options: the microwave and the stovetop.

Microwave: Simply pop your leftover Pulled Pork  into a microwave-safe container with a lid, to keep things moist, add a tiny bit of water or broth to the container before covering it. Then, microwave on medium heat in 30-second bursts. Make sure to give it a stir or flip between each interval to make sure that heat gets evenly distributed.

Stovetop : Heat up a little oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium-low heat. Gently stir-fry it to get that even heating going. To keep things juicy, you can splash in a bit of broth or water, then cover it with a lid while giving it an occasional stir.

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