I had a pork roast to use up and decided to cook it slow and low in the oven with green chiles to make shredded pork. I thought I was going to make tacos or a taco salad with the pork but at the last minute, I decided to try making baked taquitos. I was worried they wouldn’t be as good as fried taquitos but I was pleasantly surprised because we all thought they were amazing. The pork was tender and juicy while the tortillas were very crispy. I served these pork taquitos with some salsa, guacamole, as well as a cilantro & lime sour cream.
Side note: I don’t have exact measurements of the seasonings because I just sprinkled them all over the roast.
Shredded Pork Taquitos:
Shredded Pork Ingredients:
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 – 2 lb pork shoulder or loin
- 1 (7 oz) can of whole green chiles
- 5-6 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
- Dried oregano, to taste
- Cumin powder, to taste
- Garlic powder, to taste
- Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
- 2 cups of chicken broth
How to Make Shredded Pork Taquitos
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
Season the entire pork roast to taste. Heat olive oil in a small Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the seasoned pork roast and sear on all sides. Add the chicken broth, chopped garlic, and whole green chiles.
- 10 corn tortillas
- Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Olive oil cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Wrap 10 corn tortillas in damp paper towels for 1-2 minutes in the microwave to soften. Place a bit of cheese in the center of the tortilla then top with a bit of shredded pork and roll. Place, seam side down, on a baking sheet that’s been coated with cooking spray.
Finish rolling the rest of the taquitos, then spray each of them with cooking spray and bake for 5-6 minutes then turn over and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
Cilantro and Lime Sour Cream:
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tbsp sweet yellow onion, diced finely
- 1-2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- Juice of 1/2 a lime
Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Serve the taquitos immediately. Enjoy.