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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Rice and Beans is an easy and flavorful “dump” recipe that will please the entire family. It’s so simple, so flavorful, and takes only minutes to prepare.

Slow Cooker Pork Taco Recipe

When you don’t have time in the evening to fuss and get dinner on the table, with very little preparation in the morning, you can have these delicious and easy slow cooker pork tacos waiting for you whenever you’re ready to eat!

Talk about a stress delicious reliever after a long, hard day!

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The ingredient list:

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  • 3-4 pound pork tenderloin
  • onions
  • garlic
  • prepared chili sauce
  • prepared salsa
  • canned fire-roasted jalapenos
  • salt and pepper
  • ground cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • limes
  • canned black beans
  • canned corn
  • prepared Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice (Santa Fe style)
  • flour tortillas
  • avocados (topping, optional)
  • sour cream (topping, optional)
  • shredded cheese (topping, optional)
  • cilantro (topping, optional)

Kitchen tools and equipment:

How long will it take to prepare slow cooker pulled pork?

I’d say about 5 minutes…tops!

As long as it takes to pull your ingredients from the pantry and fridge, and dump them all in the slow cooker.

Why this recipe works:

With the popularity of slow cooker meals still going strong, I have to believe that the reason everyone loves them so much is that (for the most part) they’re super simple, and not at all intimidating for any home cook to master.

Depending on the recipe, some slow cooker meals require a lot of forethought and preparation time in the morning.

Who wants to commit to that on a busy morning when it’s hard enough to get the kids fed and ready for school, and yourself dressed and out the door for work?

Slow cooker pulled pork is a self-proclaimed “dump” recipe that will come to your rescue when time is tight.

The only preparation you’ll encounter is assembling the ingredients from the pantry and fridge, and then adding them one by one to the slow cooker to simmer the day away while you’re off doing other things!

Can the rice and beans be left out of this recipe if needed?

Sure! You can tailor this recipe however you like.

If you like to add additional beans, go for it.

If you’d like to leave them out altogether, it’s your choice.

Want to swap out a different kind of rice? Do it! Just make sure the rice is precooked if you’re adding it at the end of the cooking time (as the recipe specifies).

That said, if you’d like to add an uncooked rice variety that can be done as well. Add an uncooked rice to the cooker when there is an hour left of cooking time, and then stir it well after adding.

Check the liquid amount after about a half-hour after adding the uncooked rice, and if it looks like the cooker needs more water add some as you feel it’s needed and stir again.

Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Tacos in a green and black bowl with lime wedges and cilantro.

How to make slow cooker pulled pork tacos:

  • Add 2 chopped onions (any kind), 1 pork tenderloin, 4 smashed cloves garlic, 1½ cups prepared salsa, 1 jar chili sauce, 1 small can fire-roasted jalapenos, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, and lime juice.
How to make Slow Cooker Pork Tacos
How to make slow cooker pork tacos.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  • Add 1 can corn (drained), 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed), 2 packages of UB Santa Fe ready rice.
  • Cook for 30 more minutes.
Recipe for Mexican Slow Cooker Pork Tacos
  • Remove the pork from the cooker and shred with two forks.
  • Return the pork to the cooker to heat through.
  • Serve with flour tortillas, avocado, cilantro, sour cream, cheese, and additional lime, if desired.
Making Pork Tacos with Rice in the Slow Cooker

Get a load of these big, huge chunks of tender pork. That’s what I’m talkin’ about!

A closeup photo of a large piece of shredded pork from slow cooker pulled pork tacos recipe held by a pair of tongs.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s pulled pork tacos for the slow cooker.

Yield: 10 tacos

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos with Rice and Beans

Slow Cooker Pork Taco Recipe

Mexican Slow Cooker Pork Tacos with Rice and Beans is a easy and flavorful "dump" recipe that will please the entire family.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 3-4 pound pork tenderloin
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1½ cup prepared salsa
  • 1 jar (12 ounce) chili sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) fire roasted jalapenos
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) corn, drained
  • 2 packages Ben's Santa Fe Ready Rice
  • 10 Flour tortillas
  • Sliced avocados, optional
  • Chopped cilantro, optional
  • Sour cream, optional
  • Chopped scallions, optional
  • Shredded cheese, optional

Instructions

  1. Place the first 10 ingredients into the slow cooker.
  2. .
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  4. Uncover and add the beans, corn and ready rice.
  5. Cook an additional 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the pork to a plate and shred with two forks.
  7. Return the shredded pork back into the cooker, stir and heat through.
  8. Serve with the flour tortillas and additional ingredients (optional) for toppings.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1 taco

Amount Per Serving Calories 129Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 721mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 4g

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Jessica

Thursday 18th of June 2020

Made these for taco Tuesday and they were scrumptious. I even used the leftover pork to make myself a taco salad for the lunch the next day. Will make again!

Renée

Friday 19th of June 2020

The taco salad with the leftover pork is a terrific idea, Jessica. I wish I would have thought of it. Take good care, Renee

Taryn

Thursday 18th of June 2020

This was so good I'm going to make it again for taco Tuesday next week!

Renée

Friday 19th of June 2020

Great idea!

carrie @ frugal foodie mama

Tuesday 6th of September 2016

I am all about slow cooker recipes, especially since we are full swing into back to school over here. :) These tacos look amazing!

Renée

Friday 9th of September 2016

Thanks, Carrie. This one couldn't be easier.

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

Monday 5th of September 2016

That dinner has to be on my table THIS WEEK!

Renée

Friday 9th of September 2016

Hope so. Thanks, Dorothy!

Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Monday 5th of September 2016

This needs to happen in my kitchen! My Hubby will love it!

Renée

Friday 9th of September 2016

Mine did. Next time, he'll be making it. LOL

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