Mexican Pulled Pork & Potato Casserole

Mexican Pulled Pork & Potato Casserole
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What Started it all:
Pulled pork, Potato, tomato paste, microwave

A delightful and simple Mexican-inspired dish, this pulled pork and potato casserole is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Using minimal ingredients and a microwave, you can create a flavorful meal that will satisfy the whole family.


  • 2 cups pulled pork
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Potatoes: Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into small cubes.
  2. Microwave the Potatoes: Place the potato cubes in a microwave-safe dish, add a splash of water, cover, and microwave on high for about 8 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Stir halfway through cooking.
  3. Combine Ingredients: In a large microwave-safe bowl, mix the pulled pork, cooked potatoes, tomato paste, water, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir until everything is well combined.
  4. Cook the Casserole: Cover the bowl with a microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 5-7 minutes, or until everything is heated through and the flavors have melded together.
  5. Add Cheese: If using, sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of the casserole. Microwave for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Serve: Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired. Serve hot and enjoy!

This Mexican Pulled Pork & Potato Casserole is a quick and easy way to enjoy a hearty meal with minimal effort. Perfect for busy weeknights, it brings together the rich flavors of pulled pork and spices in a comforting dish. Enjoy!

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