Oven Baked Pulled Pork Flautas with Avocado Crema – Flavorful BBQ pulled pork wrapped tightly in baked flour tortillas and served with an incredible Avocado Crema.
These, my friends, are Pork Flautas. Some might call them Taquitos, others might say neither Flautas nor Taquitos, but wrapped-up Tacos. However, it doesn’t matter what we call it because, reality says: this dinner-game is called, “How can I create a weeknight meal with authentic, fall-off-the bone BBQ pork, ready in minutes?!”. To which I say, GAME ON!
Thanks, Tony Roma’s, for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
Essentially what these Oven Baked Pulled Pork Flautas are all about is a good hearty stack of Tony Roma’s Tender & Juicy Pulled Pork mixed with garlic and onions –> then stuffed in flavorful whole wheat flour tortillas -> then rolled up and baked to a delicate crunch because that just makes them over-the-top awesome.
It’s like tacos meets convenience meets authentic American BBQ meets ease. I just get so happy when those four things come together.
IF you want to make pulled pork from scratch, get my recipe for Instant Pot Barbecue Pulled Pork.
Too, too often I come home, feeling rushed after a game of soccer, or cheer practice, or a lazy pool day, and the last thing everyone wants to wait for is a two hour meal prep, garnished with a side of delicious and complete satisfaction. Besides, let’s be real – my family’s favorite food does not equal microwaved tofu with zoodles.
BUT, authentic BBQ goodness is something we all DO get behind -> Enter: Tony Roma’s.
Their authentic, slow-smoked meat makes it easy for our family to enjoy authentic BBQ goodness without the stress or messy prep, and we’re always just minutes away from enjoying BBQ perfection. Plus, it goes with anything. It’ easy to pair with any sides – coleslaw wins every time – or stuff it in some flour tortillas, as we did here, and enjoy a great, easy and everyday dinner solution as a result of high-quality pre-cooked meat found in your grocer’s refrigerated section.
You also have different choices of meats:
- Tony Roma’s Fall-off-the-Bone Pork Ribs- Kansas City Sweet Hickory
- Tony Roma’s Boneless Pork Ribs- Kansas City Sweet Hickory
- Tony Roma’s Tender & Juicy Pulled Pork- Kansas City Sweet Hickory
We’ve tried each and every one of these, and they are all finger-licking-fantastic. The taste of restaurant-quality BBQ made right at home. Bonus? The unique ready-to-bake plastic smoker tray that their meat is packaged in! Microwave, oven and grill ready, just cook and serve!
You should also note that these Flautas with Tony Roma’s Pulled Pork are about to become your family’s new favorite din din. These are no joke. There’s just a lot of goodness packed into this one recipe. It’s life-changingly easy, yet sweet, and smokey, and so darn good. In my perfect world, I would have a container of this pulled pork in my fridge at all times. Oh wait. I DO!
I live for food like this. P.S. Don’t forget the Avocado Crema – it’s the best creamy dip you will ever have.
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TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS USED IN THIS RECIPE
Oven Baked Pulled Pork Flautas with Avocado Crema
FOR THE FLAUTAS
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion , thinly sliced
- 3 garlic cloves , minced
- 1 package Tony Roma’s Tender & Juicy Pulled Pork- Kansas City Sweet Hickory
- 1 to 2 teaspoons (or to taste) ground cumin
- 8 low carb , whole wheat flour tortillas (I use Trader Joe's)
FOR THE AVOCADO CREMA
- 1 avocado , pitted, skin removed
- 1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
- juice of 1 small lime
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- Romaine lettuce , shredded
- 2 tomatoes , diced
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Lightly grease a 13x9 baking dish and set aside.
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil.
- Add onions and cook for 4 minutes, or until softened.
- Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
- Add shredded pork and season with cumin; continue to cook for 8 minutes, or until heated through.
- Remove from heat.
- Warm the tortillas in the microwave for about 30 seconds so that they're easier to roll.
- Add pork mixture to each tortilla and roll it up tightly.
- Transfer prepared tortillas to the previously prepared baking dish, seam-side down.
- Lightly spray the tops of the rolled up tortillas with baking spray.
- Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned.
- In the meantime, prepare the Avocado Crema.
- Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor; process until smooth, stopping and scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
- Transfer the crema to a small bowl and set aside.
- Layer the shredded romaine lettuce on a large platter.
- Arrange the prepared flautas over the lettuce.
- Top flautas with chopped tomatoes and serve with a side of the prepared Avocado Crema.