Mastering Pulled Pork Tacos to create a flavorful fiesta for taco lovers and food enthusiasts can be hard to do. Join me, Chef Sherry, as I unwrap the secrets of making these irresistible tacos that will have you and your guests coming back for more!
Create an explosive taste experience by combining tender pulled pork, fresh salsa, creamy toppings, and a toasted tortilla shell. My pulled pork tacos are a delight of flavors that’s sure to impress everyone at your table.
With slow cooker pulled pork and a medley of fresh toppings, these tacos offer an explosion for your taste buds with every bite. Whether it’s a weeknight dinner, taco Tuesday, or a weekend gathering, tacos with pulled pork are the ultimate crowd-pleaser that will leave you craving more.
So, gather your ingredients and start preparing your pulled pork street tacos today! Not sure what to put on pulled pork tacos? Check out my list of pulled pork taco toppings.
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Ingredients For Pulled Pork Tacos
- Shredded Pulled Pork – Slow Cooker Instant Pot Pulled Pork, Smoked Pulled Pork
- Taco Seasoning
- Soft Tortilla Shells – Flour Tortillas, Corn Tortillas
- Fresh Salsa
- Shredded Cheese – Colby Jack, Mexican Blend
Pulled Pork for Tacos Recipe
Leftover pulled pork is perfect for this recipe. Shred the pork and this will be the filling for your tacos.
Gather all the pulled pork taco ingredients. This taco recipe is made with taco pulled pork and not BBQ pulled pork.
Place the pulled pork into a medium sized saucepan. Add the taco seasoning and water to the pan. Turn the stove burner on low to medium low heat.
Set the pan on the burner and let it simmer for several minutes. Stir the shredded pork every so often and work at shredding the pork a little bit as it cooks.
Taco Shells for Street Tacos
As the taco pulled pork is cooking, prepare the taco shells. This cooking method will create semi crispy tacos.
If you have a gas stove, toast the soft shells a little bit before creating the tacos. This adds an extra layer of flavor to the finished pulled pork street tacos.
Turn the gas burner to a low setting. With a pair of tongs, place one shell at a time over the flames and let them warm up the shell. You might see a little color form on the soft shell.
TIP: If the shell is turning black or burning, the burner is too high or you’re leaving them on too long.
Toast all the shells and set aside. If you don’t have a gas stove, warm the soft taco shells up in a sauté pan on the stove.
You can also microwave the shells until warm and pliable. Do you prefer crispy tacos? Use crunchy taco shells instead.
How to Make Pulled Pork Tacos
Time to put your tacos together! Start with gently folding a soft shell in half. Hold the folded shell in the palm of your hand or use a taco rack to make several at a time.
Add some of the taco seasoned pulled pork along the inside bottom of the folded taco shell. Next, add your desired toppings.
Layer one at a time to cover the top of the pulled pork. Add a sprinkling of shredded cheese, a spoonful of guacamole, and then salsa.
Repeat this process until your desired number of tacos are made. If desired, add additional toppings. Serve immediately.
Pulled Pork Tacos Toppings
- Fresh Cilantro
- Guacamole – Made Fresh or Store bought
- Salsa – Pick the Salsa of your Choice – Homemade Salsa, Fresh Salsa, Canned Salsa, Corn Salsa, Bean Salsa, Pico De Gallo, Pineapple Salsa, Salsa Verde, etc.
- Sour Cream – Flavored Sour Cream will also work!
- Fresh Lime Juice or Lime Wedges
- Shredded Lettuce
- Sliced Avocado
- Roasted Vegetables
- Sliced Radishes
- Pickled Vegetables – Pickled Red Onions,
- Avocado Sauce or Avocado Crema
- Cilantro Lime Slaw
- Hot Sauce
- Creamy Coleslaw
- Queso Fresco
How to Make a Taco Bar
If you are feeding a crowd with this pulled pork taco recipe, then consider creating a taco bar. The benefits of a taco bar is everyone can create the taco of their dreams.
When making a taco bar, you can serve pulled pork as well as taco burger, shredded chicken, or seasoned ground turkey. Just serve everything in individual bowls with their own serving tools.
If you plan on having the taco bar out for longer than half an hour, make sure to hold the food at the proper temperature. Hot foods need to stay hot and cold foods need to stay cold.
Use an ice boat for your cold items. You have several options to keep the hot food hot. Use slow cookers, chafing dishes, roasters, or crockpots.
How to Store Leftover Pulled Pork Tacos
Leftover pulled pork taco recipe do not store very well. The warm tortillas will become soggy.
If storing, remove the toppings and place pulled pork tacos into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Warm tacos in the microwave.
What to Serve with Shredded Pork Tacos
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Pulled Pork Taco – FAQ
Yes, using a slow cooker is a fantastic way to make a tender pulled pork. Simply place the seasoned pork shoulder and chicken broth in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 – 10 hours or on high for 4 – 6 hours. Shred the pork and use as desired.
Absolutely! Homemade salsa is easy and incredibly flavorful. Combine diced tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and salt together in a bowl. This refreshing and vibrant salsa complements the pulled pork tacos perfectly.
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Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe
Get the full recipe and nutrition calories as well as nutrition information below!
- Shredded Pulled Pork 8 ounces
- Taco Seasoning 2 tablespoons
- Water 1/3 cup
- Soft Flour Tortilla Shells 4 each
- Guacamole 1/2 cup
- Fresh Salsa 1/2 cup
- Shredded Cheese 1/2 cup
Pulled Pork for Tacos
- Make your desired pulled pork recipe such as smoked pulled pork butt, or an Instant Pot pulled pork recipe. Leftover pulled pork is great for this recipe.
- Shred the cooked pork, add the taco seasoning and water to the pan.
- Turn the stove burner on medium low heat. Set the pan on the stove burner and let it simmer for several minutes.
- Stir the pulled pork every so often and work at shredding the pork a little bit as it cooks.
Taco Shells for Street Tacos
- As the taco shredded pork is cooking, prepare the taco shells.
- If you have a gas stove, toast the soft tortilla shells a little bit before creating the street tacos. This adds an extra layer of flavor to the finished pulled pork tacos. Turn the gas burner to a low setting.
- With a pair of tongs, place one tortilla shell at a time over the flames and let them warm up. You will see a little color form on the soft shell.
- TIP: If the tortilla shell is turning black or burning, the burner is too high or you’re leaving them on too long.
- Toast all the taco shells and set aside.
- If you don’t have a gas stove, you can warm the soft taco shells up in a sauté pan on the stove. Or you can also microwave the shells until warm and pliable.
How to Make Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe
- Put your tacos together by gently folding a toasted shell in half. Hold the folded tortilla shell in the palm of your hand or use a taco rack to make several at a time.
- Add some of the seasoned pulled pork along the inside bottom of the folded taco shell.
- Next, add your desired toppings by layering one at a time to cover the top of the pulled pork. Add a sprinkling of shredded Colby cheese, a spoonful of guacamole, and then fresh salsa.
- Repeat this assembly process until your desired number of pulled pork tacos are made. If desired, add more toppings. Serve right away.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 375Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 53mgSodium 1407mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 6gSugar 11gProtein 18g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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