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Tender Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

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I love these Slow Cooker Pork Tacos! It’s my favorite carnitas recipe to make. There’s nothing quite like the taste and flavor of a perfectly cooked taco. I’m a huge fan of taco recipes and I always love making up this one in the crockpot. Since it’s slow cooked, you know it is going to be a great recipe that is tender and juice!

I used to always make my boneless pork shoulder meat in the pressure cooker, but I love how tender it is this way. Makes it super simple to shred the pork. Get ready to love this simple taco recipe! Perfect for Taco Tuesday!

shredded or ground pork makes deliicous soft tacos

The biggest thing to keep in mind that as long as you cook the meat right, the rest is just all about the toppings and corn tortillas. We love to set out a toppings bar and just let everyone dive right in.

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

If you use your slow cooker a lot, you know that it’s a low and slow process. But the end result of flavor? Totally worth it! Sometimes I’ll add some extra garlic powder or chili powder to the pork butt to change up the flavor and taste. Just depends on what I feel like that day!

Everyone in my family loves tacos so this is a no-brainer meal for adding to my meal plan. The second I tell them that this is on the menu, you better believe that no one is late for arriving at the dinner table.

slow cooker pork tacos

Why is my pork dry?

You may not have enough liquid in the slow cooker for the pork. Add a bit more water or even some orange juice or apple juice as well. Juices are a great way to add some extra moisture to the meat!

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Crock Pot Taco Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

If you’re worried that starting to meal plan for your family is going to be too hard, don’t be! I can assure you that once you start, you’re going to love the process! It’s a simple and easy way to plan out your meals for the days and weeks to come.

Vegetable Side: Easy Chilled Cucumber Soup Recipe

Starch Side: Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Citrus Berry Cooler Mocktail Recipe

Don’t forget Dessert: Taco Cupcakes for Cinco de Mayo

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Best Mexican-Inspired Recipes:

Once you make this Crockpot pork taco recipe, you’re going to want all the different taco recipes and flavors! I don’t blame you, this is how I know that there are so many! I’ve done the work for you and gathered up what I think are some of the tastiest dishes out there.

These Easy Tilapia and Mango Fish Tacos have such a light and delicious taste!

You might as well add these Quick and Easy Ground Beef Recipes to your radar and try out some of them!

I also love this Crockpot Cream Chicken Taco Recipe as well.

Get the recipe to whip up a large batch of Instant Pot Taco Meat!

I make this simple Taco Salad recipe a lot during the summer months.

I’m a big fan of these 16 Tasty Quesadillas for Every Meal – because they’re similar is taste and are fun to make!

And just because these are fun and I had to add them, make these Kid-Friendly Taco S’Mores Rice Krispie Treats as well!

tacos made lighter by using pork

What are good toppings for tacos?

This is totally up to you! But some of my favorite toppings are pico de Gallo, cheese, sour cream, and chopped onions. Don’t forget the fresh cilantro, too! Sometimes, when it comes to toppings, less can be more!

I try to find toppings that compliment the flavor of the pork while not dominating it. I’ll keep trying till I make it perfect!

More Pork Recipes:

crockpot pork taco recipe

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

I love making this simple taco recipe!


  • 4 pounds of pork roast
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t pepper
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t Cajun spice


Make criss cross cuts along the top areas of the pork roast. Rub in the spices.

Put the pork in the crockpot along with the water and the onion.

Set the heat on low and cook for 8 hours. Once done, take the pork out of the crockpot and shred it with a fork.

Add to tortillas and add toppings.

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