Inside: Make these delicious smoked pork taquitos for lunch or any other meal. They are delicious, easy to make and are finished off with an amazing homemade salsa verde.
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Taquitos, or sometimes referred to as flautas, are delicious and an easy way to use up leftover meat (or even potatoes) such as smoked pulled pork. Many times they are filled with chicken, like in this recipe, but you can use your imagination and use other meats as fillings also.
This version also includes a homemade salsa verde, which adds freshness and extra flavor. This type of taquito in Mexico is often referred to as “tacos ahogados” or “drowned tacos.” It uses fresh and natural ingredients and you can adjust the level of heat depending on your needs.
It is great to include leftovers from the night before, or you can quickly cook some chicken and use the chicken broth for the salsa for extra flavor.
What are Mexican “antojitos”?
In Mexico, there are many different types of food that fall under the classification of “antojitos”, which basically means “snacks” or street food. Street food is the best way to describe it, because in Mexico many of these delicious foods are prepared and sold in street stands.
Some popular “antojitos” are tostadas, flautas, empanadas, and sopes to mention a few. They all are prepared in a similar manner and can use different types of meat, such as ground beef, pork, and chicken. They also generally come served with some type of tortilla, crema, and cheese.
How Do You Smoked Pork Taquitos Smothered in Salsa Verde?
This particular variety of taquitos is considered an “antojito” and they are very similar to the chicken flautas that you can find here. The difference is that they include smoked pulled pork, which you can learn how to make here, and after being wrapped in a corn tortilla are fried and served over a delicious homemade salsa verde.
One difference between this recipe and others is that they are not garnished with lettuce and they are served over salsa verde consisting of the following ingredients:
- Roasted Tomatillos
- Roasted Jalapenos
- Roasted Garlic and Onions
Some people like to add avocado to the salsa as well to make it a bit more smooth, while others like it without avocado. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong!
Let me know in the comments below how it turns out!
Check Out These Other Mexican Street Foods
- Traditional Mexican Tostadas
- Tinga Tostadas
- Crispy Potato Flautas Recipe
- Quick and Easy Mexican Sope Recipe with Chorizo and Potato
- Extra Crispy Chorizo Potato Balls (Papas Rellenas)
- Deliciosos Tacos al Pastor
Smoked Pork Taquitos smothered in Salsa Verde
- 10 Corn Tortillas
- 1 lb smoked pulled pork or any other pulled pork
- 10 tomatillos roasted
- 1/2 white onion roasted
- 1/4 white onion sliced
- 1 clove garlic roasted
- 1/2 bunch cilantro
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- queso fresco or other cheese
- Canola Oil for frying
- Heat up the tortillas so that they are pliable
- Fill each tortilla with the pulled pork and roll up, using a toothpick to keep them together.
- Fry the taquitos in the oil and let the excess oil drain on paper towels, set aside.
- Combine the rest of the ingredients except for the crema and the queso in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add the salsa to a frying pan with a teaspoon of oil and the sliced onions and cook over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes.
- Add the salsa to the plate and top with the taquitos or just smother the taquitos with the salsa and top with crema and queso.