This satisfying, comforting Pulled Pork Casserole lets you get a dinner the whole family will love on the table even on busy weeknights. Saucy, succulent pulled pork with black beans and the pop of tender corn is baked under golden brown cornbread in this easy casserole.
Serve it alone or topped with all sorts of taco goodies like sour cream, grated cheese, onions, tomatoes, avocado, and taco sauce. And best of all, this meal-in-one pan is built on leftover pulled pork and comes together about as fast as you can mix up your cornbread topper batter.
Leftover Pulled Pork Casserole
It’s no secret that I’m keen on pulled pork. I’ve got a pulled pork recipe for every taste here on FWF.
Choose from Jack Daniels Pulled Pork, Mojo Pork, Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork, Apple Cider Pulled Pork, Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Pulled Pork, or purchase pulled pork from your local grocery store or barbecue joint. I predict you’ll put this speedy and easy pulled pork casserole recipe into the regular rotation.
Pulled Pork Enchilada Casserole
Let’s go over the full ingredient list so you can gather what you need. Thankfully, it is made from simple ingredients that are easy to find just about anywhere.
- Leftover Shredded Pork
- Barbecue Sauce or Enchilada Sauce
- Buttermilk Cornbread Batter or a Box of Cornbread Mix
- Canned or Cooked Black Beans
- Canned or Cooked Corn
Optional but tasty:
- Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt, Avocado Slices or Cubes, Shredded Cheese, Taco Sauce, Hot Sauce, Sliced Olives, Diced Red Onion, Sweet Onion, or Green Onions
This is a delicious way to use up all kinds of pork leftovers from pork carnitas to pork bbq to shredded Boston Butt or pork shoulder. Many of your favourite pork recipes are good in the base layer of this casserole. Be sure to use fully cooked pork that you’ve diced or shredded in this recipe.
Like many great recipes, it’s easy to customize this casserole to your own personal preferences. Depending on how I’m feeling that day and what’s available in the pantry, I make it using barbecue sauce or enchilada sauce.
If you choose barbecue sauce, use one you like a lot because it’ll be a defining flavour in the dish. Does pulled pork casserole Mexican style sound like your thing? Go with an enchilada sauce.
If you go the enchilada sauce route, you can use homemade or purchased enchilada sauce in red or green. Feel free to change it up a bit, too. This delicious casserole is a great way to use up odds and ends like that half of a yellow onion, the aging bell peppers, or open can of green chiles you have languishing about in the refrigerator.
Pulled Pork Cornbread Casserole
Now let’s get into the cornbread question. I’m “Team No Sweet Cornbread” all the way, but I know that’s a divisive issue.
If you, like me, prefer your cornbread savoury, please do yourself a favour and use my Grandma’s Buttermilk Cornbread recipe to make the batter for this recipe. It’s utter perfection.
If you’re keen on a sweet cornbread crust, feel free to substitute a box of Jiffy Cornbread mix (or your preferred brand) for the cornbread topper on our pulled pork cornbread casserole. Prepare the batter as directed on the box and pour over the casserole filling as instructed in the recipe below.
And if you’re not a fan of cornbread at all (I realize theoretically that this is possible) you can most definitely substitute tater tots for the cornbread layer and cook this up the same way as instructed! Voila- you’ve made a pulled pork tater tot casserole!
Toppings aren’t strictly necessary but are the easiest and best way to make the entire family happy with their plate. Whether you -like me- enjoy a little sour cream, grated cheddar cheese, and homemade bbq sauce
Pulled Pork Casserole Recipes
When it comes to the equipment needed for this recipe, I’m happy to report that you don’t need anything crazy or exotic. I’m betting that everything on this list is already in your kitchen.
Pulled Pork Casserole
Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
Stir the pulled pork, sauce, black beans, and corn together in the 9 x 13 inch pan. Gently even it out. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just approximately even.
Pour or spoon the cornbread batter evenly over the top of the pulled pork mixture. Gently level it as best you can.
Bake the casserole for 30 minutes. You want the cornbread to be set set and golden brown and sauces from the pulled pork layer to be bubbly and hot,. Let it stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Scoop from the pan into bowls and garnish with desired toppings.
Pulled Pork CasseroleRate Recipe
- 1 9×13 baking dish
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- 1 Spoonula or Spatula
- 1 oven mitts
- 6 cups Leftover Pulled Pork
- 2 cups Barbecue Sauce or Enchilada Sauce
- Buttermilk Cornbread Batter or a Box of Cornbread Mix batter prepared according to box instructions
- 1 can Black Beans drained and rinsed (or 1 ½ cups cooked black beans, drained and rinsed)
- 1 can sweet Corn drained (or 1 ½ cups cooked corn, drained)
Optional but tasty:
- Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt Avocado Slices or Cubes, Grated Cheese, Taco Sauce, Hot Sauce, Sliced Olives, Diced Red Onion, Sweet Onion, Green Onions, Cilantro
- Preheat the oven to 425ºF. (See notes)
- Stir the pulled pork, sauce, black beans, and corn together in the 9 x 13 inch pan. Gently even it out. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just approximately even.
- Pour or spoon the cornbread batter evenly over the top of the pulled pork mixture. Gently level it as best you can.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the cornbread is set and golden brown and sauces from the pulled pork layer are bubbly and hot. Let it stand for 5 minutes before serving.
- Scoop from the pan into bowls and garnish with desired toppings.
Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.