{Slow Cooker} Honey-Chipotle BBQ Pulled Pork Taquitos + $300 Giveaway

Sweet pulled pork made in the slow cooker and smothered in the sweetest honey-chipotle BBQ sauce. The pork is put in a tortilla with freshly grated cheddar cheese and baked in the skillet – no oven required for these taquitos!

Sweet pulled pork made in the slow cooker and smothered in the sweetest honey-chipotle BBQ sauce.

How was everyone’s Father’s Day?

We had a great day celebrating our dads and especially my husband and the great dad that he is.

And of course, I had to make meals that were perfect for the husband (AKA lots of meat).

Which, it’s a bit of a bummer I did not get this recipe to you sooner so you could use it for Father’s Day too. Because let me tell you — this was the best Father’s Day meal I’ve ever made. By a long shot.

I’m rating that based off of the response this meal elicited from the husband.

Sweet pulled pork made in the slow cooker and smothered in the sweetest honey-chipotle BBQ sauce.

Things the husband said about this meal:

“What is this sauce? How did you get this flavor?”

“Mmmmm. These are so good.”

“Dude you could make these and sell them out of a truck. What do you think people would pay? $2? No, these are $3 material.”

“That was the best meal I’ve ever had.”

“We need to have these every week.”

Sweet pulled pork made in the slow cooker and smothered in the sweetest honey-chipotle BBQ sauce.

Also – no oven! The meat sits in a slow cooker and then to make the crunchy taquito, they are cooked in a skillet. Like the picture above, you just place meat and cheese in a tortilla, roll it up tight and place it over low heat in the skillet. Then using tongs or a fork you can slowly rotate the taquito about 10-15 seconds on each side or until desired crispy-ness has been reached. These are SO quick.

However, these can also be cooked in the oven if you want – just 420 degrees F for about 10-13 minutes or until the tops are brown and crunchy. Mmmm.

Sweet pulled pork made in the slow cooker and smothered in the sweetest honey-chipotle BBQ sauce.

And the sauce for the pork? Well it was inspired by Baby Ray’s Honey Chipotle BBQ sauce, which you could use if you are in a pinch, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

This recipe for sauce is seriously the perfect amount of sweet with spice and all of the right flavors mixed in.

You’re going to love it.

Sweet pulled pork made in the slow cooker and smothered in the sweetest honey-chipotle BBQ sauce.

5.0 from 2 reviews
{Slow Cooker} Honey-Chipotle BBQ Pulled Pork Taquitos + $300 Giveaway
  • 2 and 1/2 - 3 pound boneless pork tenderloin
  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
Chipotle Honey BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup + 1 tablespoon honey
  • 6 teaspoons chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of pepper
Other Ingredients
  • 6-inch flour tortillas
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Optional: Sour Cream, green onions, more BBQ sauce for dipping.
  1. Remove the outer peels of the onion and thinly slice the onions. Layer a large slow cooker with the sliced onions and garlic.
  2. Remove the packaging on the pork.
  3. Combine the brown sugar, chili powder, salt, cumin, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Stir and then rub evenly over the pork.
  4. Place the pork in the slow cooker and pour the chicken broth over the meat.
  5. Cook for 6-8 hours on high or 9-11 hours on low.
  6. Once the meat is completely cooked through, drain the liquid and discard (or eat) the onions.
  7. Using two forks shred the pork.
Chipotle Honey BBQ Sauce
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend or process until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust ingredients to preferences (you may want more chipotle or a little more salt or pepper).
Putting it together.
  1. Mix the sauce with the pulled pork until completely combined.
  2. Place about 3-4 tablespoons of the meat mixture in the middle of a flour tortilla. Top with 1-2 tablespoons of cheese and roll up tightly.
  3. Place 3-4 of the taquitos in a pre-heated skillet (warm the skillet to medium heat and then turn to low heat to cook the taquitos on).
  4. Using tongs, rotate the taquitos on to each side for 10-15 seconds or until browned and crispy.
  5. If desired, you can cook these in the oven (425 degrees F for 10-13 minutes).
  6. Enjoy with a dollup of sour cream and green onions if desired.
Pork rub adapted from Chow

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  1. says

    When I was pregnant, all I wanted was pulled pork! (And I had never even tried pulled pork up to that point, I just thought I was craving pulled pork).

    Father’s Day, sigh, this would have been perfect. Next year then!!! I’ll get my re-do.

  2. says

    Honey chipotle??? Yesss. These sound awesome – I adore taquitos but haven’t made them in so long! And I love your husband’s response to these – totally cracking me up!

  3. says

    Oh well, I do believe your husband, because these sound like the best meal ever! I’m loving that honey-chipotle combo, and I can imagine that it goes wonderfully with the meat oh yum! Also, no oven??? You’re a genius!
    I hope you have a nice day!

  4. says

    That’s some high praise from your hubby! Love the comment about selling them… do we see a Chelsea’s Messy Apron food truck in your future?! That would be awesome!! I’m really, REALLY loving the sound of this recipe. It’s making me all sorts of hungry right now! Pinning and making these asap!

  5. says

    Oh man, these taquitos look amazing, Chelsea! I’ve never made homemade taquitos, but I’ve had the frozen, warm-up in your oven kind many times. Now I’m wondering how I’ve never made them myself! Love that this is a slow cooker recipe. Totally going to make these in the near future! :)

  6. says

    These definitely look like screamin’ good food truck material! I love pulled pork, and I would definitely be making that bbq sauce because homemade is always better. My men would absolutely love these!

  7. says

    Hi, Oh I think these sound great! Your pics are great too. I seriously want to try. I think My Cowboy will love them.
    I enjoyed visiting. I don’t remember how I got here. LOL. I got so into entering for that give away. I think you came to see my post and I followed your comment. Anyway I enjoyed visiting. And if you came by thanks!

  8. says

    Hehe your husband is too funny – love how supportive he is of all the yummy food you make :) These taquitos look beyond delicious and I’m totally in love with that honey chipotle BBQ sauce!

  9. Chrissy says

    I made these tonight and they are amazing!! I didn’t use the sauce on a portion for my kids. They loved just the pork/cheese tortilla. My husband and I really enjoyed them as is!! The only change was using coconut palm sugar instead of brown sugar! Thanks for the recipe!!! This will be made often in my house!!

  10. Amber says

    An idea for that extra liquid leftover after cooking the pork: I use it in place of water when I make rice. It tastes delicious topped with seafood, such as shrimp or scallops.

  11. Lynn says

    I’ve been having a ton of fun trying all sorts of fun recipes on your site. Thanks for all the time and effort spent in creating them. I am debating on cooking this recipe for family members this week. One member hates onions. Would omitting the onions effect the flavor of this recipe a ton???

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Awe that is so great to hear! I really, really appreciate your comment and that you’ve been trying my recipes! This one is one of our favorites :) My husband is probably one of the biggest onion haters around!! Haha he really hates them too. As the end result, he had no idea there was ever an onion in this recipe and I believe it does add some flavor to the pork. Leaving it out won’t totally affect it a ton though, so I think it would be okay without it!

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