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Pulled Pork Tacos

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These Pulled Pork Tacos are perfect for a weeknight or even for your next taco party to feed a huge crowd.

simple pulled pork tacos

Leftover Pulled Pork

Whenever I smoke pork, slow roast it in a slow cooker or even buy the pre-made stuff from Costco, I have to set aside some just for these tacos. They are so easy to make and so fun to share. Everyone thinks you have slaved all day over the stove for these!!

easy pulled pork tacos

Ingredients Needed for Pulled Pork Tacos:

  • Pulled Pork or even shredded chicken
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Peppers
  • Spices
  • Brown Sugar
  • Garnishes-Cabbage, cilantro and limes

Simple pulled pork tacos

Pulled pork can easily be made in your slow cooker with a pork shoulder or loin cut on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours with a little broth to keep it moist.  Once the roast is done cooking, shred it and get ready to whip up some of these pulled pork tacos!

Pulled Pork Tacos


Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe


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4.67 from 3 votes

Pulled Pork Tacos

These are so simple to make. Perfect for a simple family meal or for feeding a big crowd. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Mexican
Keyword: Pulled Pork Tacos
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound Pulled Pork or Shredded Chicken
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Dr. Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 12 Small Soft Taco Shells
  • 1 cup Shredded Purple Cabbage
  • 1 cup Shredded Cabbage
  • Cilantro


  • In a small bowl mix garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, chili powder and brown sugar and stir to combine. 
  • Mince garlic and chop onion. Place a skillet over medium high heat. Pour in the olive oil and garlic and onion and saute until soft and fragrant. Add in the pulled pork and heat through. 
  • Once it is heated through add Dr. Pepper and spice/sugar mix to the skillet and allow to simmer until the Dr. Pepper has reduced and a caramel has formed on the pork. 
  • Serve in warm tortilla shells with shredded cabbage and cilantro. 


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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  1. 4 stars
    I don’t drink soda and haven’t had a Dr. Pepper in about 20 years, so this was a bit sweet for me. All other flavors were spot on. I will make this again but use a little less soda. I made pickled red onions to put on top along with cabbage and cilantro.

    1. Thanks so much for coming back and leaving me such a kind review! I’m glad you like this one. I don’t drink soda either, but love the flavor it adds to some recipes. You can also use diet to lessen the sweetness. Love the pickled red onions on top too!!

  2. These were fantastic! We followed the recipe as written and served with Cabbage, pickled red onions and an avocado crema. We were leary of the Dr. Pepper, but thought: hey, Sarah has never steered us wrong. So glad we trusted. Amazing! Thank you!

    1. I’m so glad you went for it!! We love these pork tacos, they are a regular on our dinner menu, and the leftovers make great lunches the next day!! Thanks for your comment!