Tender pork and fresh pineapple pico de gallo tucked into a warm tortilla, these slow cooker pulled pork tacos are the life of the party and after the first bite, you’ll know why!
Believe me; you need to make these tacos, they’re wonderful, delicious, and worthy to be included in the Taco Tuesday Cookbook. We’re already on week 36 and that means only 16 more delicious recipes left in this Taco Tuesday series! Don’t worry, after you’ve made all 52 you can start back over for another delicious year of tacos! Be sure to subscribe to the Taco Tuesday Playlist on my YouTube channel, so you never miss a tasty recipe.
But back to the pork….
How to make Pulled Pork Tacos in the slow cooker
If there is a cooking short cut you better believe I will find it and my secret to making perfect fall apart tender meat- the slow cooker. I’ve had great success with it for pork carnitas or BBQ pulled pork but now these Pork Tacos with Pineapple Pico De Gallo deserve a turn.
This isn’t your typical pulled pork taco, instead of traditional Mexican flavors like lime and cumin this one gets slow cooked in a tangy sweet sauce made with pineapple juice and tomato paste.
THE SECRET TO TENDER PULLED PORK
So how does one achieve tender pulled pork? You can start by cooking the meat low and slow. The longer meat cooks at a low temperature the more moisture it retains, which is why slow cookers are perfect for the job! Set it to cook first thing in the morning and by the time you get home, dinner will be waiting for you.
It also helps to choose the right cut of meat, short ribs like the Asian Thai Rib Tacos or shoulder cut which is what we use for this recipe and the Tequila Lime Pulled Pork Tacos hold up well and make drool-worthy tender meat.
HOW TO TOP PORK TACOS
This depends on what kind of pork tacos you make, but I can guarantee two things almost every pork taco should have: fresh salsa and cheese!
Since these have a tangy sweet flavor from the sauce I thought Pineapple Pico de Gallo would be appropriate and my guess was correct! With the creamy goat cheese, tart pineapple, and smoky pork… is your mouth watering, mine definitely is. Like I was saying, don’t skip the cheese.
PINEAPPLE PICO DE GALLO
Fresh pico de gallo + pineapple, this one is a must! Eat it on tacos, salads, chips, grilled shrimp, whatever your heart desires.
Before you get started, make sure to check your copy of the Taco Tuesday Cookbook for the recipes, it has everything to make your Tuesdays the best day of the week.