Pork Tacos

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Pork tacos made simple using slow cooker pork and all of your favorite taco toppings! These tacos are flavorful, easy to make, and a big crowd pleaser.

Complete this meal with some Pico de Gallo, or freshly made Flour Tortillas for a true Mexican style entree!

Two pork tacos topped with pico and cheese on a white plate

Easy Pulled Pork Tacos

Tacos are one of my favorite dinner meals to make. I love that everyone can assemble their own and they always turn out super tasty. I never regret making tacos for dinner and my family always loves them.

This pulled pork taco recipe is the best because the slow cooker does most of the cooking for you! Let the crockpot cook the pork for 6-8 hours, pull the meat apart, and assemble your yummy tacos.

This pork can be used for so many other dishes—salads, burritos, enchiladas, etc.! This is also a great recipe to make for a crowd. Use this pulled pork for a taco night with friends and family. Lay out all of the different taco ingredients and let people assemble their own. Easy, fun, and delish!

A pork roast in the crock pot for pork tacos recipe

How to Cook the Pork

4 HOURS. Spray your slow cooker with cooking spray before getting started. Combine pork & Dr. Pepper in the slow cooker. Cover it and cook on high about 4 hours.

2 HOURS. After 4 hours has passed, combine the remaining ingredients in large bowl and whisk it to combine. Add this mixture to your slow cooker and allow everything to cook for an additional 2-3 hours.

**Note**: after about 2 hours, I kick the heat down to low just to let those flavors simmer a little longer. But 2 hours is usually sufficient. You know the pork is done when the it is falling apart as you try to remove it from the cooker.

How much for a crowd: If you’re planning to serve this for a crowd you do not want to run out of this delicious meat. Plan for about 1 pound of meat for every 3 people. Keep the meat warm in a chafing dish or in a crock pot. 

Shredded pork for tacos in the crock pot

Making the Tacos

To make your tacos, you can use flour tortillas for a nice full wrapped taco. Smaller corn tortillas are similar to street tacos. You can also use a crisp taco shell or a bed of tortilla chips

Toppings: The pork in these tacos are so flavorful I don’t like to add too many other flavors, but a few toppings can really round out the dish. Here a few topping suggestions:

  • Shredded cabbage or lettuce
  • Cilantro
  • Guacamole
  • Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • olives
  • Jalapenos
  • Pico de gallo

What to serve with tacos?

Close up of pulled pork tacos with toppings

Leftover meat: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 2-3 months. Thaw in the fridge before using. 

For more taco recipes, try:

Pork Tacos Recipe

5 from 5 votes

Pork tacos made simple using slow cooker pork and all of your favorite taco toppings! These tacos are flavorful, easy to make, and a big crowd pleaser.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 551 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs pork sirloin roast
  • 16 oz Dr. Pepper
  • 28 oz enchilada sauce green, milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/3 tsp chili powder
  • corn tortillas
  • pico de gallo

Instructions

  1. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.

  2. Combine pork & Dr. pepper in cooker & cover - cook on high about 4 hours.

  3. After 4 hours has passed, combine remaining ingredients in large bowl & whisk to combine. Add this mixture to your slow cooker & allow to cook an additional 2-3 hours.

    *Note- after about 2 hours I kick the heat down to low just to let those flavors simmer a little longer but 2 hours is usually sufficient. You know when it's done when the pork is falling apart as you try to remove it from the cooker.

  4. Add pork to flour or corn tortillas and add any desired toppings.

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    Love using pork for these tacos!! My family loves them. They are super easy to make, especially when the pork is all cooked & shredded ahead of time!