Get ready to fill your home with the comforting smells from this easy Green Chile Pulled Pork recipe. Perfect for busy weeknights, this is all made right in the slow cooker making for tender fall-apart pork that the whole fam will be raving about.
Why Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Green Chiles
The sweet flavor of the pulled pork mixed with the savory green chiles will become a dinner staple after one try. We love this recipe because of how flavorful and tender the pork turns out after cooking low and slow in the slow cooker for hours.
Ingredients for Pulled Pork Tacos
First things, first, let’s talk about what you will need to make this recipe for slow-cooked pork roast. Gather together the following:
- Pork Butt or Shoulder Roast: boneless pork is preferred, but a bone-in roast will work as well in this recipe
- Spices: for this recipe, you will need: salt, black pepper, paprika, cumin, and chili powder
- Chicken Broth: adds a lot of moisture to the pork as it cooks in the slow cooker
- Pineapple Tidbits with Juice: adds so much great flavor and sweetness to this recipe
- Diced Green Chiles: the star of the show here
- Brown Sugar: pork and a bit of something sweet go so great together
⭐️ Full ingredient measurements and recipe instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
How to make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork For Tacos
This recipe is perfect for the cook at any level! It’s as easy as season, set, and eat! Let’s walk through the simple steps with some tips and tricks to make this pulled pork perfect every time.
- Season: start by combining the salt, black pepper, paprika, cumin, and chili powder in a small bowl. Press the seasoning onto all sides of the pork roast.
- Prepare the Slow Cooker: place the seasoned pork into the slow cooker pot, and add in any leftover spice mix. Then mix the remaining ingredients into the slow cooker with the pork butt roast.
- Cook: cook the pineapple pulled pork in the slow cooker for 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.
- Shred: When the pulled pork is done cooking, remove it from the slow cooker and shred it with two forks. It should come apart easily after it has cooked for so long. Discard any fatty pieces before serving.
How to Serve Pulled Pork Tacos
This slow cooker pulled pork with pineapples makes a super simple dinner or even party food. We like to use the following taco toppings to make these into the ultimate pulled pork tacos:
- Tortillas: well, these don’t go on top, but are essential to a taco. Pick up some corn, white corn, or even flour tortillas to make your tacos.
- Cheese: a few of our favorite cheeses for tacos are; Cotija, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Colby Jack.
- Salsa: a good roasted salsa, tomato salsa, pineapple salsa or even a mango salsa goes great with this recipe.
- Lime juice
- Pickled Onions: make up a batch quickly by putting one sliced red onion, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1-1/2 cups of boiling water into a jar with a lid. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving. So easy and good!
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Green Chile Pulled Pork
- 3 pounds pork butt or shoulder roast
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 4 ounce cans diced green chiles
- 1 20 ounce can pineapple tidbits with juice
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- Combine the salt, black pepper, paprika, cumin and chili powder in a small bowl.
- Season the pork roast on all sides with the seasoning mix. Place the pork into the slow cooker.
- Pour in the chicken broth and cans of green chilis. Add in the pineapple tidbits, juice and brown sugar.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4, until the pork is tender and shreds easily.
- Remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Add back into the pot of the slow cooker with the juices.
- Serve with warm tortillas and your favorite taco toppings: lettuce, salsa, avocados etc.
- Nutrition facts are just an estimate
- Store any leftover pulled pork in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or 3 months in the freezer in an airtight container