Today was my first day back at the greenhouse I work for–Mt. Garfield Greenhouse. I love being back with friends and seeing all the plants and new goodies in the store. I knew time would be shorter than in recent months for getting dinner on the table, so I decided to let my crock pot do part of the work for me. I set it on low with the ingredients for Pork Carnitas before I left this morning, with the intention of making an enchilada bake.
This is sort of a cross between a lasagne and open-faced enchiladas. DH was in heaven–especially since I decided a margarita might look nice in the final picture! 🙂
When I got home, I pulled the pork and gathered just a few other ingredients.
- 1 1/2 pounds pulled pork
- 9 corn tortillas (I like the ones made with corn AND wheat flour.)
- 8 oz grated cheese (This is white cheddar, but jack or yellow cheddar would be yummy too.)
- 1 pint green sauce (This is my home-canned “Vaya con Verde,” the hot version of my famous tomatillo salsa, named by a FB friend–thanks again, Linda!)
Preheat your oven to 350 F. Spray oil an enchilada sized pan–8″x12″. Place two whole tortillas in the pan next to each other, tear up a third to fill in the spaces.
Next, spread a layer of the green sauce over the tortillas, using about 1/3 of the pint.
Layer the pork over the sauce, using 1/3 of it.
Now layer 1/3 of the grated cheese over the pork.
Continue layering–tortillas, sauce, pork, cheese–using the remaining ingredients to build 2 more complete layers; for a total of 3 layers, ending with cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes, until cheese is browned and sauce is bubbly.
Cut into squares and serve! I made beans, rice, a little topping salad of lettuce, green onions, tomato and cilantro to go with the enchilada bake. I topped it with a dollop of plain yogurt (which I like as well as sour cream and can use for lots of other things besides!), and made margaritas on the rocks! Yowza!
There ya go! A fabulous meal on a work day in less than an hour–including everything on the plate plus margaritas! I’d say there were 6 generous servings or 8 smaller ones from this. I’m looking forward to leftovers for lunch! Yummy! Now if only the dishes fairy will show up to clean that crock pot while I finish my margarita….