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BBQ Pork Taquitos

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!

BBQ Pork Taquitos

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.

BBQ Pork Taquitos

Ingredients in Pork Taquitos

  • Pulled Pork - this is a great use for leftover pulled pork!  We like to smoke a pork shoulder or you can use this recipe for basic pulled pork in the slow cooker.
  • Greek Yogurt - or sour cream will work, too. We alway shave Greek yogurt in our fridge, so that is what I use.
  • Cream Cheese
  • BBQ Sauce - there is barbecue sauce in the pork mixture and in the ranch BBQ dipping sauce.
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese - you can use sharp cheddar cheese, medium cheddar cheese, or even a Mexican cheese blend.
  • Tortillas - you can use flour or corn tortillas to make taquitos.  I like using flour because they are a little easier to work work (corn tortillas seem to break apart easier). You can also use whatever size you have on hand, but I like using the taco or fajita size.
  • Ranch Dressing
BBQ Pork Taquitos

How to Make BBQ Pulled Pork Taquitos

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!

BBQ Pork Taquitos FAQ's

  • What are taquitos? Taquitos are like little tacos, except they are rolled up. They usually have some sort of meat filling and cheese, and can be deep fried, baked, or air fried.
  • Can I freeze these? I think that would work! Simply freeze them after they are baked. To reheat, wrap them in a paper towel and microwave for 60-90 seconds.
  • Can other meat be used? Yes! Pulled chicken, leftover pot roast or brisket would all be delicious in these BBQ taquitos.
  • Should I use corn or flour tortillas? I prefer using flour tortillas in this recipe, but corn tortillas would also work. Just make sure they are warmed up before rolling them. Otherwise, cold corn tortillas tend to break.
  • What should I serve with pork taquitos? I like to keep things simple and serve them with some cooked frozen vegetables and a simple side salad. This taquito recipe is also great game day food and is a fun recipe to share with friends!

Pork Taquitos Tips and Variations

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.

BBQ Pork Taquitos

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BBQ Pork Taquitos

BBQ Pork Taquitos

Use leftover pulled pork in these BBQ Pork Taquitos. They're great for an appetizer or a meal!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 933kcal

Ingredients

Pork Taquitos

  • 2 cups pulled pork
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt sour cream also works
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese

BBQ Ranch

  • ½ cup ranch
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • 10-12 fajita or taco sized Flour or Corn Tortillas I prefer using flour but both work!

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, Greek yogurt/sour cream, and BBQ sauce.
  • Stir in the pork and shredded cheese.
  • Spread ~3 tablespoons of the filling in the middle of each tortilla and roll up into taquitos.
  • Place the taquitos seam side down onto a foil lined baking sheet.
  • Brush each taquito with olive oil and then bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

BBQ Ranch:

  • In a bowl, combine the ranch and BBQ sauce.
  • Serve the taquitos warm with the BBQ ranch.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 933kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 2591mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 965IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 532mg | Iron: 4mg
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