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May 10, 2012 08:32 AM

pork enchiladas - green sauce or red sauce?

I have pork left over from crockpot, want to make pork enchiladas, should I use green sauce or red? I'm thinking green since pork is white meat.

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  1. Definitely. Throw in some diced pineapple and cilantro if you have it handy.

    3 Replies
    1. re: katecm

      I have cilantro, where should I put the pineapple? This sounds interesting.

      1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

        Come to think of it, my original inclination was to chop it and mix it with the pork, but you could also make a pineapple and cilantro salsa to serve on top to brighten everything up.

        1. re: katecm

          I am making these tonight and I'm just going to put them inside six enchiladas . YUM! I like pineapple on my pork tacos, but never thought about adding some inside enchiladas. Thank you!

    2. In New Mexico one may opt for green. I'm on the East Coast. I always opt for red. Either one can produce the desired heat.

      I think the state question of NM is "Red or Green?"

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      1. re: ChiliDude

        And my usual answer is "Both". Love sampling the sauces in NM. I was thinking that if I were the OP, I'd stew the pork in red sauce, but sauce the enchiladas themselves with green. Mmm...

          1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

            yeah, in NM they often serve both red and green, if you ask for "Christmas." I do like both.

        1. re: dave_c

          I always use green for pork and chicken. Red I use for beef

          1. If it is Hatch chili, green. If Chemayo, red

            1. If you had Carnitas, a tomatillo sauce with a melting Mexican cheese would make an excellent burrito quickly.