Slow Cooker Pork Tacos


Drop these fresh ingredients into your slow cooker, and a few hours later your family will feast on savory Slow Cooker Pork Tacos!

Drop these fresh ingredients into your slow cooker, and a few hours later your family will feast on savory Slow Cooker Pork Tacos!

A little citrus, a lot of spice … these slow cooker pork nachos will hit the spot with your family this fall into winter! 

Most of these fresh ingredients you’ll likely have on hand. The exception may be a chipotle pepper in adobe sauce. This is found where canned/jarred peppers are in most grocery stores. It adds a smoky heat to any dish – from meats to dips!

Slow Cooker pork tacos ingredients

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Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

Before you get started, know that this recipe uses a two-step cooking process: First in the slow cooker, then in the skillet to brown. That said, you can easily skip the skillet step to make your evening a little easier!

Directions:

In a small bowl, whisk together the dried oregano, cumin, salt and pepper. Then rub the seasoning mixture onto pork shoulder on all sides.

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos spice rub

Add onion, garlic, orange juice and peel, lime juice and chipotle pepper to slow cooker. Place pork on top.

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos seasonings

Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 145° F.

You might find yourself closing your eyes and smiling when inhaling the citrus-spice scent when it’s just about done! SO. GOOD.

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos cooking

Remove pork from slow cooker onto cutting board, let cool slightly and shred with two forks.

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos shredded pork

Heat oil in a large skillet, add pork and a little juice from the slow cooker. Brown the pork, turning often, until the juices have evaporated. Depending on the size of your skillet, you may need to do this in two batches.

Assemble the pork into tortillas, add your toppings and serve immediately.

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

This recipe will have enough ingredients to make 12-15 tacos (likely serving 5-6 hungry humans).

I hope you enjoy this! You may like to also check out my Bourbon Brown Sugar Pork Loin Roast which is also a slow cooker recipe!

A slow cooker pork recipe to impress! Perfectly roasted pork loin with a bourbon brown sugar glaze.

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Drop these fresh ingredients into your slow cooker, and a few hours later your family will feast on savory Slow Cooker Pork Tacos!

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

Drop these fresh ingredients into your slow cooker, and a few hours later your family will feast on savory Slow Cooker Pork Tacos!

Ingredients

Pork ingredients

  • 3-4
    lb
    pork shoulder
  • 1 1/2
    tsp
    dried oregano
  • 2
    tsp
    salt
  • 1
    tsp
    black pepper
  • 1
    small
    onion, diced
  • 3
    cloves
    garlic, minced
  • 1/3
    C
    orange juice
  • 2
    tsp
    orange peel, finely shredded
  • 1/3
    C
    lime juice
  • 1
    chipotle pepper in adobe sauce, chopped
  • 2
    Tbs
    canola oil

Taco ingredients

  • 12-15
    corn or flour tortillas
  • limes
  • Cotija Mexican cheese, crumbled
  • pico de gallo
  • guacamole
  • salsa (try with mango salsa!)

Instructions

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

  2. Rub seasoning mixture onto pork shoulder on all sides

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

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

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

  6. Heat oil in large skillet 

  7. Add pork and a little juice from the slow cooker

  8. Turn pork over often to brown it, until the juices have evaporated 

  9. Serve immediately with tortillas and toppings 

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