My goal is to make a meal for my family of 3 around $5. This Pork Enchilada Meal for $6.49 ended up going a little over my $5 goal. We usually end up with half of the pan left so I count it as 2 meals. You can see the breakdown below where I show you the price for each ingredient and how I try to stay under that $5 mark.
Did you know that you can put Frozen Meat in the Crockpot it’s a great time saver? I buy a whole Pork Loin and cut it into family-size portions. Read how I Cut a Whole Pork Loin, that’s how I’m able to make most meals for $5 for the whole family. The picture below is the frozen pork that I put in the crockpot first thing in the morning. I add seasonings like salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cumin, and whatever else I can find to throw in to make my pork Enchilada meal for $6.49.
Let it cook all day:
By evening it’s soft enough to just mix up with a fork until it’s shredded like this. I add a little salsa in with the meat, if you like it spicy you could add Siracha or Tapatio. If you want the meat to go further add a can of black beans or cooked rice. You could probably double it by doing that and you could have 2 pans.
Take flour tortillas and dip them in the enchilada sauce then fill them with the meat, roll them, and lay them in the pan side by side. Pour the remainder of the enchilada sauce over the top and sprinkle with shredded cheese, and sliced olives.
Cover with foil and bake in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes or until everything is heated through and the cheese is melted. I add the tomatoes after it comes out of the oven,
Pork Enchilada Meal:
Here is the finished product plated with some sour cream, guacamole, and cabbage as garnish. It’s delicious and we usually end up with half the pan left for lunches the next day.
This one wasn’t exactly $5.00 but I always say some are a little more some are a little less and this whole 9 x 13 pan could feed a family of 6 so it ends up being two meals for my family of 3.
Canned Enchilada Sauce $ .99
Tortillas $ .60
1/2 can of Olives $ .50
Cheese and Tomatoes $ .75
Seasonings and Salsa $ .25