Friday, September 18, 2009

Crock Pot Pork Tacos

What a crowd pleaser! This recipe makes a virtual never-ending pot of wonderful slow-cooked BBQ'ed pork. Serve with corn and flour tortillas and toppings such as sour cream, shredded cheese, sliced green onions, fresh chopped cilantro, canned black beans, and anything else that you might find interesting.

WARNING: This sauce does not come out of white cloth napkins, so this might be a meal that is a good candidate for paper napkins.

Recipe Notes
This recipe calls for a 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 lb. pork loin roast. I prefer to use two, 1 or 1-1/2 lb. pork tenderloins. For the onion, I like to use my handheld slicer to cut it finely. This is a really handy tool to keep around the kitchen.

  • 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 lb. pork loin roast (I use two similarly-sized pork tenderloins)
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 c. BBQ sauce
  • 3/4 c. mild salsa
  • 3 tbsp. + 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin


1. Trim pork, place in a 3-1/2 to 6 quart slow-cooker and top with sliced onion.

2. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over pork.

3. Cover and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours or until pork is very tender.

4. Remove pork, place on cutting board and shred with two forks.

5. If desired, strain sauce to remove solids and serve alongside pork. As an alternative, I leave the sauce in the crock pot and add the shredded pork back to the sauce prior to serving.

6. Serve warm with tortillas and toppings.


  1. Yum! Colin and I had the pork tenderloin last night and loved it. I have never seen pork tenderlion fall apart like that. I followed the recipe but added a can of green chiles and a chopped clove of garlic.

    We had our over white rice with a side of black beans and salad. It was what we called our "Cubano night"

    Colin said he is going to make nachos out of it tonight while I am out.

    Wonderful Recipe Kristi! Can't wait to try out my crock pot with something else. I have to admit I have had it for a long time, but thought it was just for stews, which I am not a fan of, so I have NEVER used it. Now that is going to change.

  2. Yay Shelley! So glad you and Colin enjoyed. I'm going to post the crock pot chile con carne recipe that I gave you for your kitchen shower (?) at some point...and there are more!