Spicy Pork Tortilla Wrap Recipes

Spicy pork shish kebab wrap
Spicy pork shish kebab wrap

Tortilla wraps are essentially just an alternative to the common sandwich and equally versatile. The recipes on this page all focus upon spicy pork tortilla wraps but you could easily substitute the pork for chicken, beef, lamb or even turkey. Just like sandwiches, tortilla wrap recipes are a great way of using up leftovers. This page therefore looks first of all at wrap ideas for using up leftover roast pork and goes on to further consider ideas using freshly cooked pork. Hopefully, one or more of these simple recipes will appeal to your tastes and even inspire you to come up with similar ideas of your own.

Chinese 5 Spiced Pork and Rice Tortilla Wrap

Stir fried leftover roast pork and rice tortilla wrap
Stir fried leftover roast pork and rice tortilla wrap

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 45 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Yields: Two tortilla wraps

Ingredients

  • 4oz leftover roast pork, roughly chopped or shredded
  • 2oz basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons canned sweetcorn with mixed peppers
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil, for stir frying
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese oyster sauce, (optional)
  • 2 tortilla wraps

Instructions

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Leftover roast pork, boiled rice and sweetcorn with peppersStir frying the pork with Chinese 5 spiceRice is added to the spiced porkSweetcorn with peppers and oyster sauce are added to stir fryPork and rice stir fry is ready to serveHeating a flour tortilla in a dry frying panPlain tortilla wrap with spicy pork and rice stir fry
Leftover roast pork, boiled rice and sweetcorn with peppers
Leftover roast pork, boiled rice and sweetcorn with peppers
Stir frying the pork with Chinese 5 spice
Stir frying the pork with Chinese 5 spice
Rice is added to the spiced pork
Rice is added to the spiced pork
Sweetcorn with peppers and oyster sauce are added to stir fry
Sweetcorn with peppers and oyster sauce are added to stir fry
Pork and rice stir fry is ready to serve
Pork and rice stir fry is ready to serve
Heating a flour tortilla in a dry frying pan
Heating a flour tortilla in a dry frying pan
Plain tortilla wrap with spicy pork and rice stir fry
Plain tortilla wrap with spicy pork and rice stir fry
  1. Wash the rice in a sieve and add it to a deep pot of boiling, salted water. Stir well. Simmer for ten minutes and drain through the sieve. Spread it out thinly on a large plate, cover and leave for half an hour minimum until cool. (Note that if the rice is being prepared more than an hour in advance, it will need to be refrigerated when cool enough.)
  2. Heat your wok or large deep frying pan and add the oil. Fry the pork with the Chinese 5 spice for about a minute until heated. Add the rice and stir fry for another minute.
  3. Spoon in the sweetcorn and peppers before pouring in the optional oyster sauce. Stir fry for about another minute to ensure everything is evenly heated.
  4. Heat the tortilla wraps one at a time by placing them in a hot, dry frying pan for seven or eight seconds each side.

How to Fold and Roll Tortilla Wraps

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Rear flap of wrap is firstly folded forwardOne side of wrap is folded over the other and the fillingRolled wrap is plated with the fold down and is ready to serve
Rear flap of wrap is firstly folded forward
Rear flap of wrap is firstly folded forward
One side of wrap is folded over the other and the filling
One side of wrap is folded over the other and the filling
Rolled wrap is plated with the fold down and is ready to serve
Rolled wrap is plated with the fold down and is ready to serve

There are no hard and fast rules for folding and rolling tortilla wraps but you may wish to try the following method.

  1. Spoon the filling on to the wrap, following a line through the centre but leaving a gap of at least one inch at one end. Do not overfill the wrap or it will be difficult to roll and serve.
  2. Fold the flap at the edge where you have left a filling gap over as shown in the first picture above.
  3. Fold one half of the wrap over the other (second picture above) and gently roll.
  4. Ensure the wrap is served with the fold on the bottom.

Leftover Pork Bhuna Tortilla Wrap

A tortilla wrap is filled with leftover pork in homemade Bhuna sauce
A tortilla wrap is filled with leftover pork in homemade Bhuna sauce

What is Bhuna?

Bhuna is an Indian dish consisting of a richly spiced, tomato based sauce and a meat. The meats used in bhuna are most commonly lamb or chicken but in this recipe, leftover roast pork was of course used. The sauce in this recipe is an extremely simple bhuna adaptation but does taste very authentic and is delicious.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 15 min

Ready in: 25 min

Yields: Two or three tortilla wraps

Ingredients

  • 6oz leftover roast pork, shredded or cut in to small bite sized pieces
  • ½ small white onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon medium curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 small can (8oz) chopped tomatoes in tomato juice
  • 3 or 4 basil leaves, rolled and shredded
  • Tortilla wraps

Instructions

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Ingredients for bhuna spiced leftover porkPork, onion and spices are added to hot oilPork and onion are stir fried in spicesCanned tomatoes are added to spiced pork and onionLeftover pork bhuna is gently simmeredLeftover roast pork in simple bhuna sauceBhuna spiced pork wrap is served
Ingredients for bhuna spiced leftover pork
Ingredients for bhuna spiced leftover pork
Pork, onion and spices are added to hot oil
Pork, onion and spices are added to hot oil
Pork and onion are stir fried in spices
Pork and onion are stir fried in spices
Canned tomatoes are added to spiced pork and onion
Canned tomatoes are added to spiced pork and onion
Leftover pork bhuna is gently simmered
Leftover pork bhuna is gently simmered
Leftover roast pork in simple bhuna sauce
Leftover roast pork in simple bhuna sauce
Bhuna spiced pork wrap is served
Bhuna spiced pork wrap is served
  1. Pour the vegetable oil in to a large pot and gently heat. Add the pork, onion and spices. Stir fry for two or three minutes until the onion is slightly softened.
  2. Pour the tomatoes in to the pot and bring to a very gentle simmer for ten minutes.
  3. Pour the pork bhuna in to a warmed serving dish and scatter with the shredded basil.
  4. Heat the wraps and serve immediately.

Spicy Szechuan Pork and Tomato Tortilla Wraps

Diced leg of pork is stir fried in a spicy szechuan tomato sauce and served in a tortilla wrap
Diced leg of pork is stir fried in a spicy szechuan tomato sauce and served in a tortilla wrap

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 5 min

Ready in: 10 min

Yields: Two tortilla wraps

Ingredients

  • 6oz diced leg of pork
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • ½ small white onion, peeled and sliced
  • Small pack of spicy szechuan tomato stir fry sauce
  • 3 baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tortilla wraps


Instructions

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Ingredients for pork and szechuan tomato stir fryStarting to stir fry leg of porkStir frying onion with porkSzechuan sauce is added to stir frySzexhuan pork and tomato stir fry is ready
Ingredients for pork and szechuan tomato stir fry
Ingredients for pork and szechuan tomato stir fry
Starting to stir fry leg of pork
Starting to stir fry leg of pork
Stir frying onion with pork
Stir frying onion with pork
Szechuan sauce is added to stir fry
Szechuan sauce is added to stir fry
Szexhuan pork and tomato stir fry is ready
Szexhuan pork and tomato stir fry is ready
  1. Bring the oil to a high heat in your wok and add the pork. Stir fry for a minute or so until nearly cooked.
  2. Add the onion to the wok with the pork and stir fry for another minute.
  3. The stir fry sauce should be added to the wok next. Fry until the sauce is rapidly bubbling. Add the plum tomato halves, stir to combine and turn off the heat.
  4. Heat the tortilla wraps and assemble your meal.

Spicy Pork, Pineapple and Green Beans Tortilla Wraps

Spicy pork, pineapple and green beans wrap
Spicy pork, pineapple and green beans wrap

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 5 min

Ready in: 10 min

Yields: Two tortilla wraps

Ingredients

  • 6oz diced leg of pork
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil for stir frying
  • 1 pineapple ring canned in own juice, roughly chopped
  • 4 green beans, cut to 1 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 large clove of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tortilla wraps

Instructions

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Ingredients for pork, pineapple and green bean spicy stir fryChopped and prepared ingredients for spicy pork, pineapple and green bean stir fryStir frying the pork piecesPineapple, green beans and seasonings are added to stir fried porkSpicy pork, pineapple and green bean tortilla wrap ready to eat
Ingredients for pork, pineapple and green bean spicy stir fry
Ingredients for pork, pineapple and green bean spicy stir fry
Chopped and prepared ingredients for spicy pork, pineapple and green bean stir fry
Chopped and prepared ingredients for spicy pork, pineapple and green bean stir fry
Stir frying the pork pieces
Stir frying the pork pieces
Pineapple, green beans and seasonings are added to stir fried pork
Pineapple, green beans and seasonings are added to stir fried pork
Spicy pork, pineapple and green bean tortilla wrap ready to eat
Spicy pork, pineapple and green bean tortilla wrap ready to eat
  1. Bring the oil to a high heat in your wok and stir fry the pork for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add the pineapple, beans, garlic and chilli flakes and stir fry for a further minute.
  3. Remove from the heat, prepare your wraps and serve.

Jamaican Jerk Spiced Pork Shish Kebab Tortilla Wraps

Jamaican jerk spiced pork, apple and red onion shish kebab served in a tortilla wrap with soured cream
Jamaican jerk spiced pork, apple and red onion shish kebab served in a tortilla wrap with soured cream

Essential Tools for Making Shish Kebabs

It is likely that most of the tools you will need for making shish kebabs you will already have at home but there are a couple of must have items which you may not have to hand. These two items are wooden skewers for cooking the kebab components and a small pastry brush for oiling the kebabs before and while they cook.

Tip for Marinating Pork in Spices

These delicious wraps do turn out best when you marinate the pork in the spices overnight. If for whatever reason this is not practical, do be sure to allow at the very least one hour's marinating time. Also, make sure the pork is at room temperature before you cook it. This means that if you are marinating it overnight in the fridge as recommended, simply remove the dish from the fridge about an hour before you start cooking.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min (not including pork marinating time - see note above)

Cook time: 15 min

Ready in: 30 min

Yields: Three tortilla wraps


Ingredients

  • 6oz diced leg of pork
  • 1 tablespoon Jamaican jerk spice
  • 1 Bramley apple
  • Half a lemon
  • 1 small to medium red onion
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soured cream
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped chives

Instructions

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Jamaican jerk seasoning is added to porkWooden kebab skewers are firstly steeped in cold waterChopping the apple for the shish kebabApple pieces are added to water and lemon juiceRed onion is chopped for shish kebabTray is oiled for grilling kebabsSpicy pork shish kebab ingredientsSpicy pork shish kebabs ready for grillingSpicy pork shish kebabs ready to serveShish kebab components are slid off the skewer on to a tortilla wrap
Jamaican jerk seasoning is added to pork
Jamaican jerk seasoning is added to pork
Wooden kebab skewers are firstly steeped in cold water
Wooden kebab skewers are firstly steeped in cold water
Chopping the apple for the shish kebab
Chopping the apple for the shish kebab
Apple pieces are added to water and lemon juice
Apple pieces are added to water and lemon juice
Red onion is chopped for shish kebab
Red onion is chopped for shish kebab
Tray is oiled for grilling kebabs
Tray is oiled for grilling kebabs
Spicy pork shish kebab ingredients
Spicy pork shish kebab ingredients
Spicy pork shish kebabs ready for grilling
Spicy pork shish kebabs ready for grilling
Spicy pork shish kebabs ready to serve
Spicy pork shish kebabs ready to serve
Shish kebab components are slid off the skewer on to a tortilla wrap
Shish kebab components are slid off the skewer on to a tortilla wrap

These pork shish kebabs were cooked indoors, under an overhead grill/broiler. They could of course alternatively be grilled/barbecued outdoors, where the cooking time would be likely to be less.

  1. Put the pork in a large glass bowl and add the Jamaican jerk spice. Stir well to evenly combine and cover with plastic wrap. Ideally, refrigerate overnight but do allow at least an hour for the flavours to infuse.
  2. The wooden skewers must be soaked in cold water for ten minutes before they can be used. Otherwise, they will not only burn but may actually go on fire during cooking.
  3. Half fill a medium bowl with cold water. Squeeze the juice from the half lemon in to the water and add the lemon half itself.
  4. Cut the apple in half, down through the centre. Make two v-shaped cuts in each half to remove the core. Chop the halves in to approximately one inch cubes. Add to the lemon water. The citric acid in the lemon stops them oxidising and turning an unattractive shade of brown.
  5. Peel the red onion and half down through the centre. Lay each half cut side down and quarter.
  6. Take the first skewer and thread on a piece of pork, followed by a piece of onion, another piece of pork and a piece of apple. Continue until only about an inch remains at the end of each skewer.
  7. It is not essential to cover your grill pan with foil - but it certainly makes cleaning up easier! Pour the oil in to a small bowl and lightly oil either the foil or the pan direct with a pastry brush.
  8. Put your grill/broiler on at maximum to preheat.
  9. Lay the kebabs on the grilling pan and oil the top of each one carefully. Take a minute or so to do this properly and your finished results will be much better.
  10. Put the pan under the grill and cook for approximately seven to eight minutes. This time is difficult to define due to different appliances but make sure the kebabs are not burning.
  11. Take the pan out from under the grill and carefully turn them using oven protecting gloves. Oil the second side as before and cook for a further seven to eight minutes.
  12. Prepare the tortilla wraps. Hold a kebab over each wrap and slide the components off with a fork. Drizzle with soured cream, scatter with chopped chives and fold and roll.

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Gordon Hamilton 3 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Hello, ytsenoh and thank you very much for the visit and in-depth comment. I would love to cook for you all! I love bhuna - it's one of my favourite Indian sauces. I hope you enjuoy anything you try based on these recipes.


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Gordon Hamilton 3 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Thank you, randomcreative. Hope your family enjoys some of these options.


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Gordon Hamilton 3 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Hi, Carly. Yes, wraps are so easy and I'm delighted to have given you more ideas. You are of course so right that they can be made to suite individual tastes. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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ytsenoh 3 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Good grief! I think you should cook for us all! I especially liked your recipe on Pork Bhuna and then you actually explained what Bhuna was...very good! I like anything wrapped in a tortilla as opposed to bread, so I appreciate all the options of recipes you unfolded (no tortilla pun!) in here. Very nicely presented and great ideas to choose from. Maybe call them the weekly tortillas. Thumbs up!


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Usually we make beef tacos, but I would love to start experimenting with more options. Thanks for the great recipes! So many interesting variations here.


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CarlySullens 3 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

These all look so good. Lately I have made more wraps for the family. It is so easy because I can individualize each one for each family member. I love your ideas and look forward to adding these ingredients to our wraps.

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