We’re switching some things up today with this Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Taco recipe! Smoky tender pork with a crunchy, tangy slaw will have you coming back for seconds.
I don’t want you to miss out on all the action so check out this video to see how it’s made:
Most of us think sandwiches or sliders when we hear pulled pork unless you are as obsessed with tacos as I am and try to find every way to recreate your favorite meals in the form of a taco.
Which is something I’ve done with many recipes inside my Taco Tuesday Cookbook; which btw, you should consider grabbing a copy if you’re into tacos and want the recipes to the 52 taco series on this blog.
Some of my family’s favorite meals like breakfast for dinner are now in the form of tacos. Other epic winners are the Asian Thai Ribs Tacos and Buffalo Chicken Tacos. Both are favorite family recipes transformed to fit inside a tortilla.
My love for eating tacos and sharing it with friends led me to create a series on my YouTube Channel just so you can see how to make and eat all 52 tacos, it’s THE Taco Tuesday Party of the year, so don’t be shy and click that subscribe button so you don’t miss a single video!Now, let’s talk this slow cooker bbq pulled pork recipe. Since most of us don’t have the time or the means to slow smoke pork, I used the more simple approach with a slow cooker. The pork is covered in your favorite BBQ sauce and slow cooked to create a smoky, fall apart tender meat. It practically begs to be eaten.
It’s my fail-proof method to enjoy BBQ Pork all year round and on any day. Especially for super busy days, since all you do is set the pork to cook on low in the morning and allow to slow cook all day. That way by the time dinner rolls around, you are ready to feast!
This recipe feeds up to 8 people, so you may have leftovers -although I can’t guarantee that because they are delish. Although leftovers are always welcome because there are so many yummy ways to enjoy BBQ Pulled Pork leftovers, including more plus a few other options such as:
- BBQ Pork Sliders
- On top of a salad
- Stuff a baked sweet potato
- Inside a quesadilla
- To top a cheese pizza
I’ve even heard of people mixing this slow cooker bbq pulled pork into their mac and cheese; now that’s hardcore!
With the smoky pork, these tacos needed a little crunch so my favorite coleslaw was absolutely necessary; and the Honey Mustard Coleslaw dressing is my new obsession. The homemade Honey Mustard sauce is tangy, sweet, and creamy. It’s perfect for this slaw, on sandwiches, over salads, or even as a dip for veggies!
Can the bbq pulled pork be made ahead of time?
I like to prep everything inside the slow cooker the night before, cover it with plastic wrap, and store it in the fridge. In the morning, I set it on low and cook all day while I’m at work.
Can the honey mustard dressing be made ahead of time?
You bet! Make the dressing up to 4 days ahead and keep it in the fridge for all things drizzle and delicious.
Can the slaw be made ahead of time?
You can save yourself some prep time by purchasing pre-shredded slaw at the store or prep the cabbage ahead of time and keep it in a zip bag.
Like all slaw recipes, you can make the slaw and toss it with the dressing a day or two ahead and it will taste even more delicious!
Prepping ahead means more flavor and making this recipe possible on any busy weeknight; especially Taco Tuesday.
So what do you think? Are these slow cooker BBQ pulled pork tacos in your near future? I’m thinking a big YES! So grab a copy of the Taco Tuesday Cookbook to get the recipe!