pork enchilardes

This quick and easy recipe for pork ragu enchilades serves a whopping 8 people so is perfect if you’ve got guests coming over. Easily freezable, you can also make in batches for the week
Serves: 8
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 1 hr 30 mins
Total time: 1 hr 45 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Mid-price


    • 1kg (2¼lb) minced pork
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
    • 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 green pepper, deseeded and diced
    • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes or 1 fresh chilli, deseeded and chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
    • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
    • 1 tbsp coriander seeds, roughly crushed
    • 400g can chopped tomatoes
    • 1 chicken stock cube

To serve:

    • 2 packs 8 soft flour tortillas
    • 200ml tub of crème fraîche
    • 200g (7oz) mature Cheddar and Red Leicester cheese, grated
    • 4 spring onions, trimmed and chopped

Tomato salsa

    • 8 tomatoes, chopped,
    • 4 spring onions, trimmed and chopped,
    • 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce


    1. Heat a large frying pan, add half the mince in a thin layer and dry-fry for 5 mins until browned. Tip into a large bowl. Cook the rest of the mince. Add to the first batch.
    1. Heat the oil in the pan, add the onion and cook for 5 mins. Stir in the peppers, chilli, garlic, cumin and coriander seeds, and fry for 5 mins. Pour in the can of tomatoes and a can full of hot water and then crumble in the stock cube. Simmer, uncovered, for at least an hour, or longer, until the liquid is almost absorbed.
    1. Warm the tortillas in the microwave (2 at a time for 15 seconds) to make them more flexible. Divide the hot pork mixture between them, roll them up, pack into 1 or 2 dishes. Spoon crème fraîche over, sprinkle with the grated cheese.
    1. Put the dish under the grill, on medium, until sizzling and golden. Sprinkle with spring onion.
    1. Mix the salsa ingredients together and serve with the enchiladas.

Nutritional information per portion

fat 17.0g saturates 9.0g calories 400(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.