BBQ Pork Taquitos are a great use for leftover pulled pork! A tasty combination of cream cheese, Greek yogurt, BBQ sauce, pulled pork, and shredded cheese inside tortillas and baked. These delicious pork taquitos are great served with an easy BBQ Ranch dipping sauce!
Last weekend we hosted a backyard BBQ for kindergarten parents at Lars' school. It was a fundraiser for the school, and we hosted with another family, with a focus on smoked meats. We served smoked brisket and smoked pulled pork, and we were definitely left with a TON of leftovers afterwards. No complaints here! I decided to get creative with the leftover pulled pork, and ended up making a pulled pork chili and these BBQ Pulled Pork Taquitos! It would also be delicious on my BBQ Chicken Rice Bowls!
These taquitos are such a delicious use for leftover pulled pork, but also an amazing recipe to make pulled pork. I have linked the recipe below that I use when we make pulled pork in the slow cooker, but we also smoke pork shoulders quite often. This is the recipe we use for that, typically serving it in tacos.
This recipe starts with pulled pork. Either use leftover pulled pork (like I did!) or make in the slow cooker. I think it's easier to mix the pulled pork with the rest of the filling ingredients when the pork is warm, so I re-heated it in the microwave before adding it to the filling.
Make the filling. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and BBQ sauce. It might be a little lumpy from the cream cheese but that's no big deal. Then stir in the pulled pork and shredded cheese.
Soften the tortillas. If you are using corn tortillas, you'll want to soften/warm them up so they don't crack. I place them on a microwave safe plate and cover them with a damp paper towel. Then microwave them for 45 seconds. This will mostly prevent them from cracking. Cracking might still happen but they still taste good!
Fill the tortillas and roll them up. Working on a cutting board or a clean work surface, place 2-3 tablespoons of the pork filling in the middle of each tortilla. Roll them up and then place seam side down on a foil lined baking sheet. Brush them with a little bit of olive oil or spray with olive oil spray and then bake them in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes. They should be slightly golden and, as you can see, maybe a little more than golden on the edges. While they are baking, make the BBQ ranch dipping sauce by combining equal amounts of BBQ and ranch together.
Serve with the BBQ Ranch. Enjoy!
Toppings and Dipping Sauces - there is a variety of things you can serve these pork taquitos with. You can do pico de Gallo, salsa verde, ranch dressing, pickled onions, or queso!
Filling Variations - These are absolutely delicious as is, but you could also bulk up the filling with black beans, refried beans, or some vegetables like sautéed bell peppers or onions.
Cooking Variations - While I like to bake my pork taquitos, there are different methods to cook them, too. Air fryer pork taquitos are also delicious and easy! Simply preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees, place the taquitos seam side down in the air fryer basket, and then cook for 7 minutes, flip and cook another 3-5 minutes.
Meat Variations - I love using leftover pork carnitas but you could also use leftover shredded beef or chicken, or any kind of leftover pork.