Slow-Cooked Pork Taquitos Turn Your Family Dinner into a Fiesta

Small bites, big flavor.Small bites, big flavor.Rolled taquitos are kid-friendly, delicious and simple to make. If you have a slow cooker, prepare the tender and juicy pork on a weekend, refrigerate and assemble during the week for a delicious, Latin-inspired family dinner. Top them with your favorite salsa, chopped greens and guacamole, and I guarantee this meal will be a family favorite.


2 pounds boneless pork loin tip roast
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
1/3 cup canola oil
24 corn tortillas
1 head of lettuce, shredded
1/4 onion, sliced
red salsa
table cream or sour cream

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1. Place boneless pork sirloin tip roast, garlic powder and black pepper in slow cooker. Cook for 8 hours on low setting. Chop into small pieces.

2. Warm up tortilla on skillet for 10 seconds on each side.

3. In a large skillet, heat oil over low-medium heat. Take 1-2 tablespoons of roasted pork and place in warm tortilla. Roll and fasten with wooden toothpick, if necessary.

4. Carefully place rolled taco in hot oil and fry for 1-2 minutes, turning rolled taco and frying evenly on all sides. Repeat with all tortillas.

5. Place fried taquitos on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. To serve, place 3-4 taquitos on a serving plate. Top with shredded lettuce, your favorite salsa, onion slices and a drizzle or dollop of cream.

-By Ericka Sanchez

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