Crockpot Pulled-Pork Tacos


There's nothing like setting your crockpot to cook in the morning, then coming home to the heavenly smell of a cooked dinner in the evening. These flavorful, fork-tender crockpot pulled-pork tacos are sure to become a family favorite.

Slow-Cooker Pulled-Pork Tacos
Store-bought salsa is a quick fix to flavor the pork and sauce. Get the recipe:  Slow-Cooker Pulled-Pork Tacos. Photo: Kan Kanbayashi
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
6 serves


  • 2 cups store-bought salsa, plus more for serving

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • kosher salt

  • 1 2 1/2-pound boneless pork butt or shoulder, trimmed of excess fat

  • 18 corn tortillas

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro sprigs

  • ¾ cup sour cream

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine the salsa, chili powder, oregano, cocoa, and 1 teaspoon salt. Add the pork and turn to coat.

  2. Cook, covered, until the meat is tender and pulls apart easily, on high for 4 to 5 hours or on low for 7 to 8 hours.

  3. Twenty minutes before serving, heat oven to 350° F.

  4. Stack the tortillas, wrap them in foil, and bake until warm, about 15 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, using 2 forks, shred the pork and stir into the cooking liquid. Serve with the tortillas, cilantro, sour cream, lime, and extra salsa.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

728 Calories
40g Fat
45g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 728
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 180mg 60%
Sodium 982mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 47g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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