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Pulled Pork Tacos is a simple recipe to toss in your slow cooker and cook. And once you taste the flavor of these slow cooker pulled pork tacos, you just might not want your tacos any other way, ever again. There’s just something so comforting about this simple sweet and spicy recipe.

With this simple pork recipe making up to 15 tacos, this is an easy meal that will feed your whole family will ease.

easy slow cooker pulled pork tacos

Easy Crock Pot Recipe With Adobe Sauce

The added shredded orange peel is such a fun flavor twist to this simple taco recipe. It adds a citrus flavor that really packs a punch!

If you’re craving a delicious slow cooker recipe, this is a great choice to make!

You can easily use this simple pulled pork recipe to meal prep ahead of time and have dinner waiting for everyone after a long day of school or work.

close up of pork tacos with toppings

Ingredients

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

  • Pork shoulder
  • Dried oregano
  • Ground cumin
  • Black pepper
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Orange juice
  • Shredded orange peel – This adds such a fun citrus flavor! 
  • Lime juice
  • Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • Oil

For the tacos 

  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Limes
  • Crumbled cojita, Mexican cheese – You can also use other types of cheese as well. 
  • Pica de Gallo
  • Guacamole 
  • Mango salsa
  • Pineapple
  • Toppings – Add any other toppings that you like! 

Variations

Pork Shoulder 

Trim off any excess fat before adding to the slow cooker. Pork shoulder is the best cut of meat to use for this recipe because it’s easy to shred once cooked.

Spices 

Every one of the spices in this recipe adds so much fun flavor!

Orange Juice

Don’t forget to add in the juice to help with that citrus taste!

Spicy Pulled Pork

Like spice? Check out The Pioneer Woman’s Spicy Pulled Pork recipe as well! It’s that same pulled pork flavor, but with a kick!

how to make tacos in the crock pot

How to make pulled pork tacos

1. Whisk

In a small bowl, whisk together the dried oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper

2. Rub

Rub seasoning mixture onto pork shoulder on all sides

3. Add

Add onion, garlic, orange juice and peel, lime juice and chipotle pepper to slow cooker

Place pork on top

4. Cover

Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until internal temperature is 145 degrees F

5. Cool

Remove pork from slow cooker onto a cutting board, let cool slightly

6. Shred

Shred pork with forks

7. Heat

Heat oil in large skillet on the stove

8. Cook

Add pork and some of the juice from the slow cooker

Turn often to brown the pork until juices have evaporated

Repeat with more pork if your skillet doesn’t hold all of it

9. Serve

Serve immediately with tortillas and toppings

Store leftovers in the refrigerator

cooking pork in a cast iron skillet

Tips for success

  • Make certain to let cool before cutting as it will shred easier when it’s not so hot.
  • You can freeze for later by storing it in a freezer-safe container.

How to heat and store Simple Pulled Pork Tacos

To store and reheat pork tacos, just store the meat in an airtight container and keep it nice and cool in the fridge. Make sure to keep all the toppings stored separately in the fridge as well.

When you’re ready to reheat, just add the meat to a skillet and warm it back up or heat it up in the microwave as well.

FAQ

Is carnitas the same as pulled pork?

It’s similar in texture but carnitas is typically only made with pork shoulder because the meat is so tender and juicy, which is a key element for carnitas.

What do you call pork tacos?

These tacos are also referred to as tacos al pastor.

Where did al pastor tacos originate?

These tacos were created in Mexico back in 1930! What a great food creation and a tasty piece of history. These tacos were originally created using lamb.

EASY PORK RECIPES

crockpot pork tacos on plate with lime
pork tacos in the slow cooker

Pulled Pork Tacos

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Ingredients  

  • 3-4 pound pork shoulder, trimmed slightly
  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced 
  • ⅓ cup orange juice 
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel 
  • ⅓ cup lime juice 
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped 
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil – vegetable or canola

For the Tacos

  • Corn or flour tortillas 
  • Limes 
  • Crumbled Cotija, Mexican cheese
  • Pico de Gallo 
  • Guacamole
  • Mango Salsa 
  • Pineapple 
  • Any toppings you like on tacos

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the dried oregano, cumin, salt and pepper
  • Rub seasoning mixture onto pork shoulder on all sides
  • Add onion, garlic, orange juice and peel, lime juice and chipotle pepper to slow cooker
  • Place pork on top
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until internal temperature is 145 degrees F
  • Remove pork from slow cooker onto cutting board, let cool slightly
  • Shred pork with forks
  • Heat oil in large skillet on stove
  • Add pork and some of the juice from the slow cooker
  • Turn often to brown the pork until juices have evaporated
  • Repeat with more pork if your skillet doesn’t hold all of it
  • Serve immediately with tortillas and toppings
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator
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Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

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