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I’ve been craving this. So, finally since we’re well into the new year, I decided it just had to happen. And, by this, I mean Pulled Pork Enchilada Salad.
Mercy! I do believe it is one of my favorite salads ever. After all of the holiday foods, this little kick of spice was just what I needed.
And pulled pork? Yeah, well, I think it has to be my husband’s favorite food ever.
The history on this salad is that I really was craving pulled pork enchiladas, but decided that turning it into a salad just sounded like what should happen in January. Add more veggies, take away some bread.
But now I’m really thinking that I’ll just make this salad whenever I have a craving for the enchilada version and see if that feeds it for me.
While my husband had smoked this pulled pork over the weekend, I’d stashed a bit of it to the side just for such an occasion for making my enchiladas this week. I was somewhat concerned that my husband might not like my fiddling with the pork he’d smoked for hours on end and throwing it in this salad. Not that he usually cares, but you just never know about men, their pulled pork, and smokers. They can get just a wee bit finicky from time to time.
Well, if this gives you any indication, once he’d eaten his salad, he began just eating the pulled pork in the spicy sauce I’d made to go on the salad.
As the saying goes from one of my favorite commercials growing up, I felt like shouting, “He likes it. He really likes it!”
Here’s the recipe for my Pulled Pork Enchilada Salad. I hope you love it as much as my husband does!
Pulled Pork Enchilada Salad Recipe
- 4 cups pulled pork from Pork Roast recipe
- 1 10- ounce can enchilada sauce
- 10 ounces Coke regular
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
- 4 cups lettuce greens
- 1 cucumber peeled and diced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 14- ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1/2 red onion
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 corn or flour tortillas
- 8 ounces Mozzarella cheese grated
- Prepare pork roast according to recipe directions. Pull apart with two forks. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, combine enchilada sauce, Coke, brown sugar and Sriracha sauce. Cook over medium heat until reduced thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat. Set aside ¼ cup of sauce. Add pulled pork to the remainder of the sauce and toss to coat the pulled pork.
- Assemble salad of lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, black beans and onion. Top with sauced pulled pork, then cheese. Drizzle each salad with a bit more sauce.
- In a medium skillet, heat canola oil. One at a time, cook tortillas on both sides until lightly browned. Remove with tongs and allow to drain. Slice into strips and serve a few pieces alongside each salad.
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What a great recipe. I make pork roast all the time and I gotta give this salad a try. Must be super delicious.
Thanks, Amy. We sure loved it!
I do believe you did your husbands pork justice!!!! I love love pulled pork and to put it in a salad makes me love it even more
We’re pulled pork fans here, too! And this salad? Mercy!
Just threw a pork roast in the Crockpot this morning. I’m using the new Crockpot seasoning mix for pulled pork. Thing I’ll give this a try next time. Hope I can find Sriracha sauce.
I’m not sure what all is in the seasoning mix, but if you have any left over I bet it would still be delicious in this salad. Sriracha sauce is shelved with the Mexican foods in my grocery store. There are a few brands, but we really like the one with the green top! It is also available online.
This is GENIUS. Perfect compromise for me and my meat-loving husband. Definitely putting this on the “to-make-ASAP” list! 🙂
Robyn! This looks like the best thing I’ve ever seen! (Wait, do I say that about all of your recipes? I still mean it!)
This is gorgeous! What a perfect place of food, beautifully photographed.
err plate even 🙂
Aww, thanks so much, Maureen. You are a sweetie!
This looks beautiful! I’ve had pulled pork salads before, but never with the Mexican twist. We gave our son a smoker for Christmas…what a great recipe for him to make!! Looking forward to giving this a try. Thanks for the great idea!!!!!
Love this Robyn!! So healthy looking. As usual, another great recipe from you going on our menu!
Pulled Pork. That’s all I needed to hear : )
Oh, I totally know that Randy would like this! Need to smoke another shoulder to snag some for this.
This salad is perfection. I think that even MY husband would eat it!!
I am seriously drooling over this!! Love!
Just discovered your site and I’m so happy I did! This looks fantastic and I can’t wait to explore more!
This looks incredible Robyn! I’m trying to make it a better habit to roast larger pieces of meat to have for leftovers during the week. This is a great use for extra meat!!
Looking for a good pulled pork receipe and just found your blog.
Will give it a try!SOunds sooo good.
Made this last night… Delicious!! I made the enchilada sauce from scratch instead of a canned version and added avocado, asparagus and bell peppers to the salad. Perfect summer time dinner!!