Easy Family Recipes: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Soft Tacos

Slow Cooker Soft Pork Tacos
Slow Cooker Soft Pork Tacos

Everybody loves tacos, and these super easy slow cooker pulled pork tacos are the perfect weeknight dinner. If your mornings tend to the crazy, save yourself a bit of time by placing everything into the slow cooker crock the night before, then storing it in the fridge overnight. When you wake up, place the entire crock into the cooker, turn it on, and go about your day. Your family can customize their tacos with their favorite toppings, and you’ll have an easy dinner sure to please.

Pulled Pork Soft Tacos

Servings: 6

For pork:

  • 2 pounds boneless pork loin roast
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 small white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 limes, cut in half

For tacos:

  • 1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and chopped
  • 12 soft corn tortillas (6 inches each)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Colby Jack
  • 1 bag (8 ounces) shredded red cabbage
  • 3/4 cup fresh salsa

  1. Trim excess fat off roast. In small bowl, combine brown sugar and ginger; rub generously over roast. Place in slow cooker with garlic, onion and orange juice; cover and cook on low heat 8 hours (or high 4-6 hours.)

  2. Transfer pork to large bowl and shred with forks. Strain pork liquid from slow cooker and pour over pulled pork to moisten. Squeeze lime juice on top and mix well. Divide into 12 servings.

  3. In small bowl, mix together sour cream, cumin and scallions.

  4. Cover each corn tortilla with 2 tablespoons cheese; microwave 20 seconds. Top with pulled pork, 2 teaspoons sour cream mix, 1 1/2 tablespoons shredded cabbage and 1 tablespoon salsa. Fold and serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of the Midwest Dairy Association