Enchiladas are baked, rolled tortillas with a variety of fillings, minced meat, zesty sauce, cheese, and an array of fresh toppings. The dish is very flexible; you can combine different fillings and toppings. It is also easy to prepare, so you can let the kids participate during the school holidays. They will enjoy rolling the filling inside each tortilla and sprinkling the cheese on top.
Our pork recipe stands out among all the enchilada options because it combines quality ingredients and the correct proportions to create an all-season meal that is easy to prepare and is as healthy as it is tasty.
Why Free-Range Pork Is Essential for Your Enchilada Dish
Our recipe calls for an array of healthful ingredients, but the minced pork is the centrepiece. Good meat can create a memorable meal, poor-quality meat can disappoint you, your family, and your guests.
It is essential to know what you are getting, especially when it comes to minces. Some butchers reserve their lowest-quality meat for mince because it is difficult for customers to assess the flavour or fat content.
This is why you should always try to source your main ingredient from a free-range butcher who vouches for the quality and origin of their meat. If you purchase pork from outdoor-bred pigs, who spend their adult lives in straw-lined shelters, you will notice the differences in taste and leanness with the first bite.
These products also bring health benefits. Low-fat meat from outdoor-bred pork delivers plenty of protein and beneficial minerals without the dietary fats that can harm your circulatory system.
Health Benefits of the Supporting Ingredients
The meat gives this pork recipe its hearty and healthy qualities, but the supporting ingredients add to the list of health benefits.
Garlic is a superfood with antiviral, antifungal, and immune-supporting qualities, thanks to the highconcentration of an organic sulphur compound called allicin. Studies have even linked garlic with a lower risk of cancer.
Meanwhile, capsicum is rich in vitamins A and C, both of which provide immune system support. The concentration of nutrients is especially high in red versions of the vegetable.
The beans and cheese add to the filling quality of this recipe and make it suitable for a one-dish meal. Both ingredients provide even more lean protein, helping the body produce more energy and supporting muscle and bone growth. In addition, the beans add fibre for better digestion and the beneficial minerals iron and magnesium. Meanwhile, the cheese contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a compound that naturally reduces inflammation while boosting circulation and metabolism.
Finally, the avocado brings a light freshness to the dish and provides multiple advantages. For example, this nutrient-dense fruit contains omega-3 fatty acids, which aid circulation and promote heart health.
Finding a Free-Range Butcher in Melbourne
We only sell products raised without hormones or antibiotics, and our pork carries the Australian Certified Outdoor Bred label.
Visit our website to learn more about our meats, find our location, or see our free delivery offer for those in Brighton and the surrounding Bayside suburbs.
- 500 gram Pork mince
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 small Red onion (finely chopped)
- 1 medium Red capsicum (seeded and finely diced)
- 2 clove Garlic (crushed)
- 35 gram Sachet taco seasoning
- 400 gram Can black beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1 cup Coriander leaves (finely chopped + extra leaves to serve)
- 520 gram Enchilada kit
- 1 cup Tasty cheese (grated)
- Diced avocado, sour cream and lime wedges (to serve)
- Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a rectangular (30cm long x 20cm wide x 5cm deep) baking dish.
- Heat oil in a large deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, capsicum and garlic to pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes until softened.
- Add pork mince. Cook, stirring and breaking up lumps with a wooden spoon, for 3-4 minutes until lightly browned. Stir in taco seasoning, ½ cup water and black beans and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir through coriander. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Spoon 1 ½ cups pork mixture over the base of baking dish. Place ½ cup pork mixture onto the centre of each tortilla, roll up and arrange in baking dish. Spoon sauce mixture from the Enchilada kit onto tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Serve with diced avocado, sour cream and coriander leaves. Serve with lime wedges.