Pork Enchilada Lasagna

Weeknight meals are made EASY with this Pork Enchilada Lasagna. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I wanted to show you a super simple/quick recipe with some of my favorite Trader Joe’s staples. Since the guys in my life are serious taco lovers, I usually have TJ’s carnitas in our fridge for those nights where I need to make something fast. They’re pre-cooked and I usually just cut them up in chunks and heat in a sauté pan. Some nights I microwave it…in a bowl with a paper towel covering it. I always have a jar of TJ’s salsa verde and at least 3 cans of their black beans in the pantry. There’s always shredded cheese and cilantro in the fridge. We always have salsa for those happy hour snacks and if we don’t have sour cream, there’s Greek yogurt to fill the void. Let’s be real. It doesn’t quite fill the void. Maybe in baking, but not on tacos.

Weeknight meals are made EASY with this Pork Enchilada Lasagna. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Let’s go a step further. Let’s make something kinda fancy out of our staples. Let’s make something super filling….something that you can put toppings on because WHO DOESN’T LOVE TOPPINGS?!

Weeknight meals are made EASY with this Pork Enchilada Lasagna. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I made this Pork Enchilada Lasagna by layering corn tortillas with salsa verde, cheese, pulled pork and black beans. It’s soft. It’s crunchy. It’s cheesy and it’s DANG GOOD. You spoon it out into bowls and put your favorite toppings on top. We’re definitely going to be eating this a lot this winter. I’m going to throw some roasted vegetables into our next batch for sure.

Let’s gather our ingredients:

Weeknight meals are made EASY with this Pork Enchilada Lasagna. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

These are them! Unstyled. I am missing another jar of salsa verde…get two!

Add vegetables if you want. Omit the meat. Or use soyrizo!

Make it a breakfast situation by layering scrambled eggs into the layers.

OR heat up leftovers and #putaneggonit

Weeknight meals are made EASY with this Pork Enchilada Lasagna. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

OK back to this.

Heat the carnitas up. Or if you have slow cooker pulled pork leftover, use that!

Weeknight meals are made EASY with this Pork Enchilada Lasagna. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

We layer the tortillas down. Add 1/3 of the salsa verde.

Weeknight meals are made EASY with this Pork Enchilada Lasagna. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Top with cheese, followed by carnitas & beans.

Weeknight meals are made EASY with this Pork Enchilada Lasagna. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Cilantro. Repeat twice so you have three layers total.

Weeknight meals are made EASY with this Pork Enchilada Lasagna. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Layered. Ready to go into the oven.  We cover in aluminum foil for the first 20 minutes. We want the sauce to steam the tortillas, and make them soft and saucy. Then we take off the cover and let the cheese & the carnitas on top brown. It’s delightful.

Weeknight meals are made EASY with this Pork Enchilada Lasagna. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I’m in love with my new lasagna pan. You can find it here.

Here we have our lasagna pulled out of the oven.

Weeknight meals are made EASY with this Pork Enchilada Lasagna. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

MELTED.

Weeknight meals are made EASY with this Pork Enchilada Lasagna. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Spoon it out into bowls.

Weeknight meals are made EASY with this Pork Enchilada Lasagna. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Get your toppings ready.

Weeknight meals are made EASY with this Pork Enchilada Lasagna. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

We’re gonna need a bigger bowl.

Weeknight meals are made EASY with this Pork Enchilada Lasagna. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Have two servings. We both did.

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Pork Enchilada Lasagna

serves 4-6

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 3 cups salsa verde
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese blend
  • 1  14.5 can black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 2 cups shredded carnitas
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • sour cream, for serving
  • salsa, for serving
  • black olives, for serving

Preheat oven to 400F.

Line 4 tortillas on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Spread 1 cup of salsa verde over the top of tortillas, followed by 1 cup shredded cheddar and about 1/3 cup of both the black beans and pulled pork. Sprinkle with about 1/8 cup cilantro. Add the next layer of 4 tortillas on top followed by the salsa verde, cheddar, black beans and pulled pork. You’ll want 3 layers total. Cover the top with any remaining salsa verde. Place aluminum foil over the top and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10, until parts of the pork are crispy and the cheese is bubbling. Serve with sour cream, salsa, black olives and additional cilantro.

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  • Kathy H

    I’m a Trader Joe’s addict, so this is on my menu plan or next week!

  • Gaby Dalkin

    love how easy this is and how dang delicious it looks!

  • Rachel Taylor

    I totally keep a list in my head of meals I can buy ingredients for just from Trader Joe’s (total addict), so I’m excited to add this to my list!

  • Jessica H.

    I love your lasagna pan and this recipe! Definitely pinning to make for dinner soon!

  • Jamie

    OK, Trader Joe’s carnitas are on the list.

  • Stephanie | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee

    Slow cooker pork is on my list to make this week. I think these enchiladas will be the perfect fit for my leftovers!

  • Sara

    Hello! Your “Everyday Eats” posts are my absolute FAVE. I just adore your style of cooking and love the fact that we both have young kids to feed, are both working Moms, and you always seem to create recipes using my favorite things!

    I would love a post on pantry/fridge staples, I’m fascinated by how you pull together such awesome dinners every night, so a post dedicated to the things you’re sure to keep on hand to make this magic happen would be greatly appreciated! :)

  • Stephanie

    I also am a working mom with small children and I love love love these everyday eats posts. Please do more of these with TJ foods you have on hand.

  • Megan Brown

    Please do more of these! I live about 5 minutes from TJ’s, so it is my go to grocery store. I will have to pick up the stuff to make this. :) Also, that Green Dragon Sauce is the bomb.

  • Rachel

    Hi Tracy,
    Great post!! I don’t eat meat but these look awesome. Is there a good substitute (TJs or otherwise) that you could suggest to make the taco/lasagna feel hearty and authentic?

    Also more podcasts PLZ

    xo
    Rachel

  • Cari

    Tracy this is really good!! I grabbed stuff on the way home and threw it together tonight. Delicious! As someone above mentioned, I would love a list of items to keep in pantry for throw together meals. We always have rice, chicken, beans, etc….but it’s hard to know what special items could pull together something really good. Just a thought

  • India

    You are brilliant! I lack the skills to turn simple staples into a delicious meal. But posts like these are inspiring — this is going on the meal plan. Thanks!

    • India

      I made this and it was DELICIOUS! I’d love to know what else you use that meat for (in terms of dinners). My husband said “This is wonderful! We need to find more dinners like this that are tasty and quick.” I told him I agreed, but finding them is the hard part. Thank you so much!

      • Tracy

        You are most welcome! I use the carnitas for tacos, quesadillas, nachos and burrito bowls!

  • caitlin

    Mexican food foreverrr!!

    thanks for sharing!

  • Maggie

    Made this last night…Amazing!

  • Stacey

    These kinds of dinners are always a hit at our house. I am going to do this with the rotisserie chicken in the fridge this weekend. The TJ salsa verde is good, but have you tried the Hatch Chile green salsa? Seriously fabulous!

  • Molly

    Thanks for continuing to inspire me to make new things! Your recipes never fail and always make me feel like I’m the best chef!

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    I made this on Friday night (and threw in the roasted fajita veggies from TJ’s frozen section) and they were SO GOOD! We had them for lunch and dinner on Saturday too. Thank you for such a great low maintenance tasty recipe!

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