Pulled Pork King Ranch Casserole – a delicious twist on a classic Tex-Mex dish! This isn’t fancy. It is just REALLY good!!! Pulled pork, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, Cheez Whiz, Rotel tomatoes, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, tortilla chips, and shredded cheese. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Great for a potluck and tailgating! I never have any leftovers!
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Easy Pulled Pork King Ranch Casserole
This Pulled Pork King Ranch Casserole is a delicious twist on the traditional King Ranch Chicken Casserole. I love King Ranch Chicken. I decided to put a BBQ twist on the classic with pulled pork in place of the chicken. OMG! YUM!
Some of you might be thinking “What is King Ranch Chicken?”. King Ranch Chicken is a popular Tex-Mex casserole. The name comes from King Ranch, one of the largest ranches in the United States. Recipes vary, but generally, it has a sauce made of Rotel, cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, bell peppers, and onion that is layered with tortilla chips, chicken, and cheese.
What Pulled Pork to Use in Pulled Pork King Ranch Casserole
I used a package of Smoked Pulled Pork from Costco. It is my favorite store-bought pulled pork. I used it in all of my recipes that call for pulled pork. It is found in the refrigerated section near the premade soups and other pre-cooked meats. The pork is smoky and delicious. It is also very affordable. Only about $10 for 2 pounds. I always have a package in the freezer.
If you can’t find this pulled pork, just use any pre-cooked pulled pork. You can get some from your favorite BBQ joint, the deli section of the grocery store, or a package of pre-cooked bbq pork. Don’t worry if your pork has BBQ sauce on it. It will work just fine in this casserole.
How to Make Pulled Pork King Ranch Casserole
I based this recipe for Pulled Pork King Ranch Casserole on my favorite King Ranch Chicken Casserole. I start by making the sauce on the stove. Combine cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, onion, Rotel, Cheez Whiz, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Feel free to use all cream of chicken soup or all cream of mushroom soup if you aren’t a fan of one.
To assemble the casserole, crush a bag of tortilla chips or Doritos. Put half in the bottom of a 9×13-inch pan. Top with half of the pulled pork and half of the cheese sauce. Repeat the layers and top with more cheese. I used a combination of cheddar and mozzarella. YUM!
I know this isn’t a very elegant dish, but it will be one of the best things you will eat!
Can I Freeze Pulled Pork King Ranch Casserole?
Absolutely! You can assemble this casserole ahead of time and refrigerate overnight or even freeze for later. I like to divide the casserole between two 9×9-inch foil pans and bake one now and freeze one for later. To bake the frozen casserole, thaw completely in the refrigerator and bake as directed below. You will probably need to bake this on the higher end of the cooking time since it will be cold.
What to Serve with Pulled Pork King Ranch Casserole
This Pulled Pork King Ranch Casserole is great for a crowd. It is perfect for potlucks and tailgating this fall. It is easy to transport too! This is a very filling casserole. You don’t need very much with it. We like to serve it with some spicy black beans or a salad. Here are a couple of our favorite recipes on the blog that goes great with Pulled Pork King Ranch Casserole:
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