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Pulled Pork Tacos

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Savor an explosion of flavors with pulled pork tacos. The combination of tender, juicy pork and tangy-sweet salsa is sure to please anyone!

Close up view of pulled pork tacos.

Enjoy a delightful fusion of tender pulled pork with tangy sweet salsa and pulled pork tacos. Inspired by the rich flavors and use of fresh ingredients in the Mexican culinary tradition, these tacos are perfect for family dinners or festive gatherings with friends.Tacos have been a staple of Mexican cuisine for centuries. and its origins can be traced back to the indigenous people of the region. The introduction of slow-cooked pulled pork to taco fillings nods to the barbecue tradition of the Southern United States, combining the best of both worlds to create a dish that celebrates culinary diversity and the universal love of good food. Easy to prepare, this harmonious blend of flavors will satisfy and impress everyone at the table.

Substitutes and Dietary Considerations

For dairy-free options, you can substitute the queso fresco with a plant-based cheese or simply omit it.


Can I use a different type of meat for this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute beef, chicken or jackfruit for the pork to make it a vegetarian option.

Can I make this recipe in an Instant Pot or oven instead of the slow cooker?

Yes, the recipe includes Instant Pot and oven method instructions.

How hot is the sweet salsa?

The spice level depends on the salsa you choose. Choose mild or hot salsa and feel free to adjust the spice level to your liking.

Do I have to use that much brown sugar?

you really don’t! The amount of salsa, brown sugar, or spices can be increased or decreased to suit individual tastes and dietary needs.

How do you know when the pork is done cooking?

Make sure the pork is cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F. However, his preferred temperature for pulled pork is 203°F. For accuracy, we recommend using a meat thermometer.

serving suggestions

Serve pulled pork tacos with Mexican rice, refried beans, or a fresh, tangy salad. For a festive touch, consider offering a variety of toppings to let guests customize their tacos, such as guacamole, sour cream, and lime wedges.

Pulled pork tacos.

Storage and reheating instructions

Leftover pulled pork can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or stovetop over low heat, adding a little water or broth as needed to maintain moisture.

Related recipes

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in other delicious taco recipes.

Close up view of pulled pork tacos.

Savor an explosion of flavors with pulled pork tacos. The combination of tender, juicy pork and tangy-sweet salsa is sure to please anyone!

preparation time Five minutes

cooking time 7 time

total time 7 time Five minutes


sweet salsa pulled pork

  • 3-5 lb Roasted boneless pork belly
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tea spoon salt
  • 1 tea spoon black pepper
  • 16 ounce salsa shaking
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cumin option

for serving

  • 12 corn or flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped coriander
  • 2 diced medium Roma tomato
  • 1/2 chopped medium red onion
  • 1/2 cup A crumbling queso fresco


  • Place pork belly in bottom of 6-quart slow cooker.

  • Rub the garlic, salt, and pepper all over the pork.

  • Cover the slow cooker and simmer over low heat for 6 hours.

  • Drain at least half of the grease and juices.

  • Mix salsa, brown sugar and cumin (optional) and drizzle over pork. Simmer for an additional 1-2 hours, until the pork is easily loosened.

  • Place on warm tortillas and top with your favorite toppings.


Description of the Instant Pot

  1. Rub garlic, salt, and pepper all over the roast. Top the seasoned pork with a sweet salsa sauce. Place in an electric pressure cooker or instant pot.

  2. It is heated at high pressure for 60 minutes and then released naturally for 15 minutes. Then switch the release valve to the vent position. Remove the lid when the steam stops coming out. If roast exceeds 5 lbs, add more time. Skim off excess grease.

oven instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Place roast in a 5- to 7-quart oven-safe pan with lid or use a roasting pan and cover with aluminum foil afterwards. Place pork loin in pan and rub garlic, salt, and pepper all over;

  2. Cover or cover tightly with aluminum foil. Roast for 6 hours at 225 degrees. Pour the sweet salsa mixture over the pork, cover, and cook until the pork shreds easily with a fork, an additional 1 to 2 hours. Tear it up in a frying pan and mix it with the juice.

sweet salsa

  1. Combine salsa, brown sugar, and cumin in a bowl. Stir together until combined.

Serving: 1Taco | | calorie: 161kcal | | carbohydrates: 34g | | protein: 3g | | obesity: 2g | | saturated fat: 1g | | Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g | | Monounsaturated fat: 1g | | Trans fat: 0.04g | | cholesterol: Fourmg | | sodium: 693mg | | potassium: 228mg | | fiber: 3g | | sugar: 20g | | Vitamin A: 361IU | | Vitamin C: 3mg | | calcium: 86mg | | iron: 1mg

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