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Easy Pulled Pork Taquitos

Easy Pulled Pork Taquitos

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Since we started using Thrive Life pulled pork, we haven't ordered pulled pork from a restaurant because why? It's way easier to just grab a can out of our pantry or food storage area.

This recipe is tasty and simple. We used small corn tortillas because they have barely any sodium as opposed to flour tortillas. 

You can use whatever brand of BBQ sauce you like. We've used Sweet Baby Rays for years and it works well in this recipe if you don't already have a favorite brand.

The recipe makes 12 taquitos if you are using about 1 to 1/2 tablespoons of pulled pork mixture and then you can roll the taquitos tighter. We chose to do 2 heaping tablespoons per taquito and just fold them over once. If you opt for that, the recipe makes 6.

Easy Pulled Pork Taquito Recipe



Preheat over to 400 degrees. In a small bowl refresh pulled pork with pineapple juice. Let sit for approximately 10 minutes. Break up any large pieces to ensure that they refresh properly. Stir a couple times during the 10 minutes to make sure that as the pineapple juice soaks in, all of the pulled pork is still covered.

After 10 minutes, add BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese, mix and set aside.

Heat a griddle up to medium high heat. Spray each tortilla with non-stick spray on one side. Place that side in the hot griddle for 30 seconds to 1 minute until it just starts to brown. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate. Repeat with all tortillas. See Notes.*

Fill each tortilla with 1-2 tablespoons of pulled pork mixture and roll tightly. Place seam down on a lined baking sheet. Repeat with all tortillas. 

Bake for about 12 minutes or until tortillas are crunchy. I added cheese on top at the 10 minute mark.

Notes: We have a gas stove. Instead of browning the tortillas in a pan, we just tossed them on to the open flame for 20-30 seconds to brown the outside. After each one, we put it directly on the parchment paper lined baking sheet, filled and wrapped. Then turned it to the seam side and browned the next tortilla.

Pulled pork doesn't have a long shelf life once opened compared to the other Thrive Life meats that have a year shelf life when you open the can. In order to "stretch" my shelf life, we put the open can in the refrigerator. This has added at least a month to the shelf life but we haven't tried longer than that since we use it in recipes within a few weeks. Unopened, the shelf life is 25 years.

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