Pulled Pork for Tacos in Slow Cooker

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This post is for anyone who loves pulled pork tacos but doesn't have a smoker or wants to spend hours in the kitchen. You can make them with just five minutes of prep time! This Pulled Pork for Tacos in Slow Cooker recipe breaks it down into three steps, so you can throw all your ingredients in the slow cooker before work and come home to delicious tacos. It's perfect for any occasion that calls for feeding a lot of people at once! All you need are some tortillas, salsa, and guacamole (plus whatever toppings you like) and dinner is served! Read on to see how easy this dish really is.

Pulled Pork Tacos side view

A great thing about this recipe is that it makes enough food for 8 servings–perfect if you're cooking for friends.

Which Slow Cooker to Buy

Slow cookers are an excellent way to get dinner on the table with minimal effort. The best part is that you can put all of your ingredients in the pot before work, and come home to a delicious meal waiting for you. But what kind of slow cooker should you buy? I'm going to give you some advice about how different models compare in terms of capacity, features, price, and more!

Pulled Pork Tacos plated

I had left over and it turned out great. I only wished I had bought a bigger tenderloin. I served this with homemade baked beans.

Homemade Rub to Spice Up Your Tacos

The next time you make pulled pork tacos, spice them up with this homemade pulled pork rub. It has a little bit of everything; it's sweet, spicy and savory! Use this recipe to make your tacos taste amazing.

Pulled Pork Tacos

What to do with Leftover Pulled Pork:

Don't let your pulled pork go to waste! Here are some ideas for what to do with leftover pulled pork. Plus, we even included a recipe or two that you can use this versatile ingredient in.

  • Pulled Pork Nachos
  • Pulled Pork Baked Potatoes
  • Pulled Pork Ramen
  • Pulled Pork Taquitos
  • Pulled Pork Enchiladas
  • Pulled Pork Chili
  • Pulled Pork Breakfast Tacos

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Yield: 6

Crock-Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe

Crock-Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 Frozen Pork Tenderloin or Fresh Pork Shoulder
  • 2 tsp. our Pork Rub (see recipe on blog)
  • 2 cups of Head Country BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Honey
  • 2 cups of Barq's Root beer
  • 1 crock-pot liner


  1. Put crock-pot liner in
  2. Rub down tenderloin with pork rub evenly
  3. Add 2 cups of rootbeer
  4. Cook 5 hours on high (turning every 2 hours) then 1 hour on low
  5. Drain liquid leaving 1/2 cup
  6. Shred pork (I used a blender pulsating just a couple of times to make it faster)
  7. Add pork back in crock-pot with BBQ sauce and honey.
  8. Let it warm for 30 mins so that BBQ sauce soaks in or serve right away

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