Chipotle BBQ Pork Folded Tacos

Chipotle BBQ Pork Folded Tacos
Source: Tex-Mex Diabetes Cooking/Diabetes Forecast. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Eric Hinders.

Slow-cooked pork provides a juicy filling for these healthy tacos.

This recipe featured in:

Diabetes Forecast Magazine


  • Prep time
    20 min
  • Cook time
    6 hr
  • Servings
    16 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 taco
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

16 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 taco
  • Amount per serving Calories 160

  • Total Fat 7g
    • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 30mg
  • Sodium 350mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • Dietary Fiber 8g
    • Total Sugars 3g
  • Protein 15g
  • Potassium 230mg
  • Phosphorus 130mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1/2 Carbohydrate, 2 Lean protein, 1/2 Fat



  • garlic (minced)
    2 clove
  • reduced-sugar barbecue sauce
    1 cup
  • chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce (pureed )
  • pork shoulder (trimmed)
    2 lbs
  • smoked paprika
    1 1/2 tsp
  • low-carb whole-wheat tortillas
  • shredded cabbage
    2 cup
  • diced onion (about 2 medium onions)
    1 1/2 cup


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the garlic, barbecue sauce, and chipotles. Blend well, then set aside in the refrigerator.

  2. Place the pork in a 3- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, or on high for 4 to 6 hours.

  3. Transfer the cooked pork to a cutting board. Shred the pork with two forks, discarding the excess fat. Return the pork to the slow cooker. Sprinkle the paprika over the shredded pork, then add the barbecue mixture. Cover and cook on low for 1 hour. Skim off any excess fat.

  4. To build the tacos, place a heaping spoonful of pork (about 1/4 cup) on a warmed tortilla. Top with cabbage and onions, and serve. Place any leftover pork in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.