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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

06:15:00 12 servings, 2 tacos (215 g) each
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12 servings, 2 tacos (215 g) each

The slow cooker does so many things well—including pork shoulder. Toss one in with seasonings this morning, and enjoy awesome tacos tonight!

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  • Cut meat into large chunks; place in slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle with cumin. Add barbecue sauce and orange juice; cover with lid.
  • Cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours (or on HIGH 4 to 5 hours).
  • Remove meat from slow cooker, reserving liquid in slow cooker. Cut meat into small pieces or shred with 2 forks; place in medium bowl. Add salsa and 1 cup of the reserved cooking liquid; mix lightly.
  • Spoon meat mixture into taco shells; top with avocados, cabbage and cheese. Serve each with a lime piece to squeeze over tacos before serving.


Omit taco shells. Serve meat mixture wrapped in lettuce leaves. For added flavour, sprinkle chopped fresh cilantro over meat mixture before wrapping in lettuce.

Special Extra

Add 2 garlic cloves, 1 sliced onion and 1 bay leaf to ingredients in slow cooker before adding the barbecue sauce and orange juice. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.


Prepare using a skinned trimmed boneless pork shoulder.


  • 12 servings, 2 tacos (215 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, 2 tacos (215 g) each
Calories 410
% Daily Value
Total fat 19g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 420mg
Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary fibre 4g
Sugars 8g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 30 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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