Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos

Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos

Tasty pulled pork works great in a taco and the crock pot certainly makes it easy on the cook! Serve with coleslaw and maybe even pineapple salsa, and you’ve got a great meal your family will ask you for again and again.

Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos
In my effort to reduce the amount of refined sugar in my everyday meals, this recipe has no added sugar (so no ketchup or bbq sauce) but it has extra flavor!
Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos
When I make pulled pork I usually use pork loin because it has less fat. I always sear the pork in a hot pan. Caramelized meat = good flavor.
Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos
I place my seared pork on a bed of onions in the crock pot then add the spices, tomato sauce and vinegar.
Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos
My crock pot has a tight seal on it, so I don’t have to add liquid other than the vinegar and tomato sauce.
Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos
I usually turn the pork over in the crock pot to mix up the sauce and the spices a bit, then put that baby to bed for 7 hours on low.
Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos
When it’s finished cooking, it should look something like this.
Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos
Remove the pork from the pot and shred using two forks.
Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos
Now spoon some of the sauce from the crock pot back in to the pork. Do it a little at a time. You don’t want the pork too wet or it will make your tacos too soggy.
Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos
Now build your tacos using coleslaw and tortillas. I like using corn tortillas because I think the flavor goes well with the pork. Works well in the hard taco shells as well!
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Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos

Yummy and easy Pulled Pork Tacos cooked in a crock pot!

Yield: Serves at least 6-8


1.5 to 2.5 pound pork loin (I use center cut)
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
8 oz tomato sauce
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons mustard (regular or powdered works well)
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper (more if you like more heat)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 medium onion, sliced
1 recipe coleslaw for serving
10 - 14 corn tortillas depending on size


In a saute pan heat, 1 - 2 tablespoons of oil. Liberally season outside of pork with salt and pepper and sear pork on all sides in pan.

Place sliced onions in bottom of the crock pot. Add seared pork, vinegar, spices and tomato sauce.

Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.

Remove pork from crock pot and shred with two forks. Add some of the sauce from the crock pot back into pork, but not too much, or your tacos will be soggy.

Layer pork on warm corn tortillas and top with coleslaw.



Olivia says:

I made this over the week-end. It was a hit ! Its easy to make and everyone loved the coleslaw .

easyonthecook says:

So glad you liked them! That coleslaw is always a big hit and so easy on the cook! ;-) (notice how I slipped my tag line in there oh so stealthily!) lol

Christina says:

I’m trying to cut sugar out as well this recipe sounds perfect!

easyonthecook says:

It’s a real favorite and we don’t miss the sugar. When I make this recipe I’ve changed the sugar to Stevia and it goes great with the pork! /2014/08/easy-coleslaw-with-celery-seed-and-apple-cider-vinegar/

Adam says:

Woah I never knew you could use pork loin to make pulled pork, I’m totally stealing that!

easyonthecook says:

Makes it a lot leaner for sure :-)