Recipe: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

makes 4 servings (8 tacos)

This pulled pork tacos recipe may be one of the easiest (and most delicious) I’ve ever tried. I hope you enjoy it!


  • 1-1.5 lbs pork tenderloin
  • 12 ounce jar of salsa
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Tomato, cheese, sour cream (or greek yogurt), and lettuce for toppings (optional)
  • Hard shells or flour tortillas

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos ingredients

In a small bowl stir together everything but the pork (so the salsa, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, cayenne, salt, and garlic).

pulled pork tacos sauce

Place pork at the base of the slow cooker, then pour salsa mixture evenly over pork. Cook on low for 8 hours.

pulled pork tacos in crock pot

After cooking, shred the pork using two forks.

pulled pork crock pot

Serve the slow cooker pulled pork with your choice of tacos toppings. We warmed our tortillas, added the pulled pork, then topped with lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, and Greek yogurt.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe

Original recipe found at Can you stay for dinner?

About the Author

By , on Dec 19, 2012
Andy Tenton
Andy is a 30-something New Yorker who turned his financial life around. He took charge of his finances, got out of debt, and is now working his way toward financial success. He is the publisher of

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  1. I love anything in a slow cooker. It’s like cooking but not really. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Pauline says:

    I love pulled pork! The best I had was in Idaho and I have been trying to equal this guy’s recipe for months. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Michelle says:

    This looks super yummy!

  4. Looks awesome. I might sub out the salsa with something else but I love me some some pulled pork.

  5. sue brandes says:

    This sounds and looks so good. Thanks for sharing.

  6. My wife isn’t a big fan of pork. I’ll have to invite my brother over one day while she as at work.

  7. Mmmm, love pulled pork. And cooking on slow cookers. It’s like having your own chef cooking for you while you’re gone out of the house. Then you get home and everything smells super good, with nice tender pork / ribs waiting for you…. oh my!

    • Andy says:

      I like that thought about the slow cooker: “your own chef cooking for you while you’re out of the house.” I wonder what my chef is making me tonight?

  8. This looks awesome but we did just decide to try to go meatless starting today. Let’s see how long we last!

    • Andy says:

      Oh snap! Good luck to you guys! The challenge is eating with friends and visiting family. It’s really tough to stick to that when/if you want to have a social life that includes seeing other people outside of your house.

  9. Mackenzie says:

    My husband will love this recipe!!

  10. I’ve been wanting to use my slow cooker more and I’ve always wanted to make pulled pork. I like the words “easy” and “delicious.” 🙂

  11. I ALWAYS use cayenne pepper to add spice to my tacos…it’s delicious 🙂

  12. Debt Roundup says:

    Those look awesome. I love pork from a slow cooker. I have a teriyaki pork loin that I do in my slow cooker that everyone at work loves. They ask me every month to bring it in, but I have to take collections in order to pay for that much pork loin. They are not cheap.

  13. I am drooling over the pile of corn in the picture. Is that weird?

  14. We just might have to try these, they look awfully good. We make fish tacos quite a bit, but never pork.

    • Andy says:

      Do you have any good fish taco recipes I can try? I’d love to test them out!! My favorite ones are at On the Boarder; they’re really filling though.

  15. Oddly enough, I had sweet chili pork tacos at a conference at work today… They were delicious, mind you I think almost all free food is delicious :p

    Liking the new logo Andy, i’m looking at doing an update to mine soon. Did you hire someone to make it or do it yourself?

    • Andy says:

      Free food is always good!

      Thanks for the compliment on the logo! I used Andrea at Nuts and Bolts Media (also at So Over Debt).

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