Welcome to Munchie Mondays. Today’s topic: Taquitos.
There is a hidden 2nd recipe for the easiest and super tasty pulled pork!
Something disturbing about Kentucky: Quick Trip does not exist here. Consequently Will had no idea what a taquito is. Well, he is about to be enlightened. Last year, busy senior year of college, I made myself some taquitos one time. They were Mexican flavored ones, and they were great! What was even better about them was that they kept so well. Just freeze them then warm them up in the oven or microwave in a pinch. So they were well worth the time I put into making them.
So today Will will be introduced to taquitos. I made these yesterday because Monday and Tuesday we are always in a hurry to make and eat dinner. This way the evening isn’t so rushed. And what’s even better, is that I still have several beyond what we will eat the next two days in the freezer to pull out for other evenings! To give you an idea, I probably spent about 30 minutes assembling these (the pork cooked all day while I did other stuff), and I ended up with about 26 taquitos.
Moral of the story if you can spare an hour, these are an easy meal that makes a lot! And are a lot healthier for you than the processed ones in the freezer section or at QuickTrip.
- 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
- 1/2 – 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 – 1 tsp chile powder
- 1/2 – 1 tsp garlic powder (or 1 garlic clove, minced)
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- hot sauce (optional)
- 3 cups shredded cooked pork
- 1 cup shredded cheese (ours is the mexican blend)
- 20-30 (small/taco sized) corn or flour tortillas
- cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
If you don’t have any preferred method for cooking pulled pork we like to soak it (a boston butt preferably, but pork tenderloin will work fine) in cherry Dr. Pepper or Cherry Coke for at least a day usually two. Then cook it on low heat in the crock pot while we are gone. Yes that takes some planning ahead, but you seriously only spend 5 minutes on something that can feed you for a whole week! And pork goes on pretty good sale around here.
Spray the taquitos lightly with cooking spray, sprinkle with salt. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until the tortillas are crispy and golden.