Pork Tacos

Simple pulled Pork Tacos in a slow cooker are flavorful, easy to make, and a big crowd-pleaser. Top with all of your favorite taco toppings!

Pork Tacos are prep in 5 minutes for a delicious crock pot meal. 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.

Shredded Pork Tacos

Tacos are one of my favorite dinners to make. I love that everyone can assemble their own and they always turn out super tasty. I never regret making Pork Tacos – they’re a family favorite!

This 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.

Use this pork in other dishes—salads, burritos, enchiladas, etc. This is also a great recipe to make for a crowd.

Make Pulled Pork Tacos 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 delicious!

A pork roast in the crock pot for pork tacos recipe.

How to Cook the Pork

We cooked up a pork sirloin, but pork tenderloin and pork shoulder work well. 

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

2 HOURS. After 4 hours have passed, combine the remaining ingredients in a 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.

After about 2 hours, turn the heat down to low and let those flavors simmer a little longer as needed. When it starts to fall apart, the pork is done.

Serving a crowd. 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

SHELL. To make your tacos, use Flour Tortillas for a nice full-wrapped taco, or smaller corn tortillas for street tacos. You can also use a crisp taco shell or a bed of Tortilla Chips

TOPPINGS. Top with your favorites: shredded cabbage or lettuce, cilantro, Guacamole, cotija cheese or Mexican blend, sour cream, olives, jalapenos, Pico de Gallo, avocados, tomatoes, or lime juice.

SALSA. These pork tacos pair well with different salsas: 

Storing info + Side Ideas

STORE. Keep leftover shredded pork in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

FREEZE for 2-3 months. Thaw in the fridge before using. 

What to serve with tacos?

The options are endless, but here are some of our go-to’s:

Close up of pulled pork tacos with toppings.

Recipe FAQ

Is pork and carnitas the same?

“Carnitas” is Spanish for “little meats”, and is basically a Mexican pork dish. We do have a recipe for Carnitas Tacos that varies from these pork tacos, the main difference being that carnitas meat is cooked in citrus juices.

What toppings work best for pork tacos?

Any toppings you like! This recipe is pictured with toppings of Pico de Gallo, fresh cilantro, and cotija cheese, but you could also add shredded cabbage or lettuce, Guacamole, sour cream, olives, jalapenos, avocados, tomatoes, or lime juice.

For more taco recipes, try:

Pork Tacos Recipe

5 from 8 votes
Simple pulled Pork Tacos in a slow cooker are flavorful, easy to make, and a big crowd-pleaser. Top with all of your favorite taco toppings!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 551 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • 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


  • Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Combine pork & Dr. pepper in the cooker & cover. Cook on high for about 4 hours.
  • After 4 hours have passed, pour the remaining ingredients in a large bowl & whisk to combine. Add this mixture to your slow cooker & allow it to cook an additional 2-3 hours.
    *Note – after about 2 hours turn the heat to low just to let those flavors simmer a little longer, but 2 hours is usually sufficient. It's done when the pork is falling apart as you try to remove it from the cooker.
  • Add pork to flour or corn tortillas and add any desired toppings.

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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!

  2. 5 stars
    I just made your dr Pepper ribs for the first time. I’ll have to use the leftovers to make these tacos!

  3. 5 stars
    Anything that is quick and simple is worth a try. There deliciOus and you can make them any way you want.

    1. Not sure why we included milk in the description there. Green enchilada sauce is what you would want to use. We’ll take care of that.

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe was sooo dang tasty! My whole family LOVED it and were not typically pork eaters – so that is a HUGE win! So excited to add this one to our meal rotation list.