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Shredded Pork Taquitos

Shredded Pork Taquitos

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

Shredded Pork Taquitos

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.

Shredded Pork Taquitos
Cover with a lid and place in the oven for 2 hours then turn the roast over. Cook for an additional 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the meat shreds easily with a fork. Shred the entire roast and mix the meat with the juices then let simmer in the oven for 10-15 more minutes.

Shredded Pork Taquitos

Additional Ingredients:

  • 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.

Shredded Pork Taquitos

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.

Dips:

Serve the taquitos immediately. Enjoy.

Shredded Pork Taquitos

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