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Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos

These Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos are tender, juicy and full of slow-cooked flavor. Plus, this simple, budget-friendly recipe is great for multiple meals.

3 Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos on a plate.

Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos

Sometimes the family is in the mood for something other than pasta or beef. One of our go-to recipes, that is budget-friendly because you can get multiple meals, is Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos.

Most of the time, my husband is the cook for this recipe, it’s that easy!

These Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos are perfect for your meal plan [1] because you can cook once and eat at least twice – which is a must in my book! I don’t have time to cook every night!

We like this recipe for Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches [2] for the same reason.

Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos in front of a slow cooker.

How To make Pulled Pork Tacos in the Crock Pot

This pulled pork is also gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole 30 compliant, low carb, paleo, and keto friendly.

Let’s get started making our Pulled Pork (aka carnitas).

Step 1

First, place the first 7 ingredients (all the spices) in a bowl and mix together.

Step 2

Then, place the pork shoulder in the Crock Pot (slow cooker) and rub the seasoning mixture all over the meat.

Crock Pot pulled pork being prepped for the crock pot.

Step 3

Next, pour the apple cider vinegar and citrus juice around the pork shoulder in the Crock Pot.

Step 4

Cook on low setting for 8-12 hours.

Step 5

Now, take the pork and place on a plate or cutting board. Using 2 forks, shred the meat into bite size pieces. I like to remove the visible pieces of fat at this point as well.

Shredded Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Step 6

Now, collect the remaining liquid from the crockpot. Most of it will be pork juice, but there will be a small layer of fat. If that bothers you, place it in an ice bath and once the fat solidifies, scrape it off.

Then, pour a little of the liquid from the Crock Pot over the pork and if you like place in a baking pan and broil for a few minutes to get a little crisp. Watch Carefully!

Step 7

Finally, place the pork in your tortillas and top with desired accompaniments. We love shredded cabbage and guac, but go with what you like!

These Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos are tender and full of slow-cooked flavor.  Plus, this simple, budget-friendly recipe is great for multiple meals.  

Tips for Making Easy and Reheating Shredded Pork Tacos

What Temperature Should I Cook Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

I always cook pulled pork on low in the crock pot. In my opinion, the high setting is just too much for the pork and it can get a little dry. If you do need to cook it on high, it will typically take a minimum of 4 hours. I recommend sticking with the low setting if you can.

What To Do With Pulled Pork

So, there are lots of options for what to do with pulled pork. Here are a few of our favorites to use the pork a second or third time:

If none of these sound good, then take a look at these Creative Ways to Use Pulled Pork [3].

Can Pulled Pork Be Frozen?

Great question! Yes, pulled pork freezes beautifully! This is a great way to meal prep for the following week or later in the month. Just store in an airtight container for up to 2 months in the freezer.

Just pull the pork from the freezer the day before you plan to use it.

What to Serve with Pulled Pork Tacos

For toppings:

For Side Dishes:

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3 Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos on a plate.

Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos

These Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos are tender, juicy and full of slow-cooked flavor.  Plus, this simple, budget-friendly recipe is great for multiple meals.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 164kcal
Author: Erin Henry [12]

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 - 5 pound pork shoulder (rinsed and cleaned (aka pork butt))
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2  cup  juice from orange (approximately 2 oranges)
  • 1 package corn or flour tortillas

Instructions

  • Place the first 7 ingredients (all the spices) in a bowl and mix together.
  • Place the pork shoulder in the Crock Pot (slow cooker) fat side up and rub the seasoning mixture all over the meat.
  • Pour the apple cider vinegar and citrus juice around the pork shoulder in the Crock Pot.
  • Cook on low setting for 8-12 hours.
  • Take the pork and place on a plate or cutting board.  Using 2 forks, shred the meat into bite size pieces. Remove the visible pieces of fat at this point as well.
  • Collect the remaining liquid from the crockpot. Most of it will be pork juice, but there will be a small layer of fat.  If that bothers you, place it in an ice bath and once the fat solidifies, scrape it off.  Then, pour a little of the liquid from the Crock Pot over the pork and if you like place in a baking pan and broil for a few minutes to get a little crisp.  

Notes

  • If you want to prep ahead, prepare the pork per the directions, place in the crock and then place in the refrigerator overnight instead of placing in the crock pot to cook. In the morning, take it out of the refrigerator and let it sit on the counter for an hour or so, and then place in the crock pot to cook.  NEVER PLACE THE CROCK IN THE CROCK POT DIRECTLY FROM FRIDGE - it will crack.
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Nutrition

Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 416mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
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Enjoy this very easy to follow recipe which could not be simpler to make tonight..and is a great alternative to pasta or beef!

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