Monday, May 7, 2012

Cinco de Mayo Festivities

This year for Cinco de Mayo we had Pulled Pork Enchiladas.  They were absolutely fantastic!  I was so thrilled with how they turned out.   We were very happy to have friends over to share them with.

To make these babies I used the Mexican Pork recipe from the Our Best Bites cookbook.  Once that was done in the slow cooker, I divided the pork (drained of ALMOST all of the cooking liquid) between the tortillas.  Then I put some black beans and Monterey Jack cheese in each tortilla.

Meanwhile, in my baking pan (I used a 9x13 and a 9x9) I put a bit of green enchilada sauce over the bottom.  Then rolled up the tortillas and placed them seam side down in the pans.  I combined some of the remaining liquid from the pork with a 28 oz can of green enchilada sauce and poured that over all the enchiladas.

Cover with foil and bake at 400 F for about 25 minutes.  Then remove the foil and sprinkle generously with more cheese (I was running low on Monterey Jack so I added some cheddar).  Cook another 5-7 minutes uncovered until the cheese is bubbly and barely golden. 

I also whipped up some delicious Pico de Gallo so have with tortilla chips.  It's really very easy to make and tastes good too.

Pico de Gallo (fresh salsa):
2-3 ripe tomatoes, diced
1 small onion, diced
1/4 c cilantro (or to taste -depends how much you like cilantro)
Juice from 1/2 a lime
Salt to taste

As I mentioned before, sadly this year we had no pinata, but there's always next year!  Here is our pinata from last year -Tomas the Taco.  Anyone else celebrate Cinco de Mayo?  What are your fun traditions? 

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  1. This looks so delicious! I love Mexican food.
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  2. haha, i love that you named your taco pinata! that is the best. i'm your newest follower from bunch of bishops (


  3. These look really good! I'm pinning them so I can make them next week, my husband would really like them!

  4. Great meal! I'd love for you to add it on my link party at: Thanks!

    1. Thanks. I just added it to your link party. Sorry I didn't do it sooner.