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An easy recipe for slow cooked, Mexican spiced pork that is shredded and served up in tacos.

Slow Cooker Mexican Pork Roast Tacos on Taste and Tell

Recipe and Photo Updated November 2013

Originally published September 8, 2008 – Tacos are definitely a favorite around here, and these are so easy and good that I had to re-share them. Break out the slow cooker for a great taco that is full of flavor!!

It was Saturday afternoon about a month ago. I hadn’t made it to the grocery store yet, but I was exhausted. I knew I needed to go so that I could make dinner on Sunday night. But I just didn’t think I had it in me to fight the Saturday crowds.

So what did I do? I pulled out one of my cookbooks that I haven’t blogged from, and searched for a recipe where I had all of the ingredients on hand. It was a bit difficult, because my pantry has been quite bare these days. But I did have a pork tenderloin in the freezer and a few veggies in the fridge, so I was happy when I was able to come up with a meal plan that didn’t require any grocery shopping!

Bonus for me that this was also a Crock-Pot recipe. I know a lot of people see their Crock-Pots as something to get out during the winter, but I love to use mine during the summer. It doesn’t heat up the house like using the oven or stove top does, so I actually like mine better in the summer than in the winter!

The pork was put into the Crock-Pot with the required ingredients, and that night we had a hot dinner with very little effort. I had to improvise a bit to turn these into tacos, but it all worked out. I didn’t have any lettuce, so we used cabbage, which I actually really liked because of the great crunch. The tomatoes came from the garden, and I had to cut up some cheese sticks for the cheese. Both my husband and I were surprised how much we actually enjoyed this meal!

The only change I would make on this recipe is to leave out the carrots on the pork if you plan on making them into tacos. The carrots just seemed out of place to me. But besides that, I think I found a great go-to recipe! Note – the updated recipe does not have the carrots in it.

Slow Cooker Mexican Pork Roast Tacos
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An easy recipe for slow cooked, Mexican spiced pork that is shredded and served up in tacos.
Serves: about 6 servings
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 lb pork loin roast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 6-inch flour tortillas
  • desired taco toppings - shredded lettuce or cabbage, diced tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, cilantro, etc.
  1. Place onions in the bottom of a slow cooker. Rub the pork with the salt, oregano, cumin and coriander. Place the pork in the slow cooker. Add the water, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. When the pork is cooked through and tender, remove from the slow cooker and shred. Return to the slow cooker and mix together with the onions and remaining juices.
  3. Warm the tortillas slightly. Assemble the tacos with the shredded pork and desired toppings.

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30 Responses to Mexican Pork Roast Tacos {Slow Cooker}

  1. kat says:

    what a great way to make pork. we've used cabbage in tacos in a pinch too & it worked great

  2. PheMom says:

    Pork tacos like these are my absolute favorite! I could eat the entire pot myself! Yum!

  3. Katerina says:

    I have been meaning to make a pork roast for tacos in the slow cooker, yum!

    I swear the worst thing about cooking is the darn grocery shopping.

    And yes you should have mussels, but if you are pregnant.. you may want to wait just in case they turn your stomach or something.

  4. Dhanggit says:

    oh for a swine lover like me this is perfect!! yay so yummy

  5. Gabi says:

    I love to cook pork in my crockpot- this sounds so good and a perfect transistion dish into fall as well 🙂

  6. breadchick says:

    Now those look fantastic. I’ll bet they would be good cold with a lettuce wrap too.

  7. Maria says:

    Great idea to do pork in the crockpot! I will have to try these on a weeknight. Sometimes I don’t feel like cooking after work, these would be easy to throw together if the meat was done!!

  8. Maria says:

    It’s amazing what you can rustle up when needs must! I can’t stand grocery shopping at weekends either wth all those crowds. Your pork roast tacos are yuumy!


  9. The Mediocre Cook says:

    This looks like a winner. Easy to make and full of pork. My stomach is growling.

  10. Linda F says:

    Heck that looks good! Crockpots are just the greatest invention ever arent they??

  11. glamah16 says:

    Of course you liked it. Whats not to like. Slow cooked pork is the best.

  12. Aimée says:

    I was just thinking about making tacos! Thanks for the kick in the pants.

  13. Deb says:

    Crockpots are fantastic for this kind of quick meal. I use mine a lot. Your tacos look so scrummy. I often grate carrot to add a vegie to a dish, so I didn’t think carrot was too strange.

  14. Emiline says:

    Mmm I love tacos. Do you prefer corn or flour tortillas?
    The cupcakes look good also.

    I hear you on Wal Mart. I hate going there! I have to go there to buy ice cream, though. It’s a lot cheaper than anywhere else.
    Last week I bought hair gel and cereal, and I left it there when I checked out. SO, I had to drive all the way back. Ugh.

  15. Grace says:

    may god bless the inventor of crock-pots. 🙂
    your pig sounds sensational. 🙂

  16. Rosie says:

    A great way to cook pork and I bet it was so tender! It’s amazing what can be rustled up when needs be and I have to say those Tacos look perfect!!

    Gosh I’m with you can’t stand going shopping for groceries at a weekend either.

    Rosie x

  17. Tom Aarons says:

    These look so simple and delicious. And what a wonderful photo!

  18. kellypea says:

    I always think it’s amazing when a good meal can be pulled off without going to the store — especially when you are tired. This looks really good. And you’re so right about the crock-pot not heating everything up. Not having to defrost anything is what I like. The cabbage is perfect for this!

  19. Jenny says:

    Mmmm. we love taco night and I’m always up for a new recipe. Looks great! Have a good day!

  20. glutenfreeforgood says:

    I’ve been addicted to fish tacos with corn tortillas lately. I’ve also been using cabbage for the garnish — it’s great! I like your slow cooker idea for the pork. Sounds great!

  21. Kevin says:

    Those tacos looks so tasty! If only I had the space for a crock pot. It sounds like it would be great to use one in the summer when you don’t want the heat off the oven.

  22. Paula says:

    Oh, great … now I’m starving for pork roast tacos! I seriously could put a huge dent in the world’s taco supply with this recipe. Now that my kids have started soccer again, I need to be using the ol’ crock pot more. This is a great recipe for me to start with. YUM!

  23. hot garlic says:

    This so sounds like me with the improvising! How funny. They sound and look great, and you’re totally right about most people using the crock-pot in the wrong season!

  24. breadchick says:

    I made these last night. This was just about the best pulled pork I’ve ever had in my life outside of North Carolina and Tennessee.

    Thanks for a wonderful recipe!!

  25. Mary says:

    I’ve really become a big fan of the crock pot. I’m adding this to the list of recipe to try. It looks really delicious!

  26. RecipeGirl says:

    I would have put this into tacos too. Yum! Totally my kind of recipe. For some reason I never think to use my crockpot in the summer, but it’s such a brilliant idea!

  27. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These look so flavorful 🙂 love pork roast!

  28. Jaclyn says:

    These look perfect! I love Mexican food! Such a pretty photo!

  29. Chels R. says:

    Sounds delicious! I haven’t met a taco I haven’t liked yet!

  30. Emily says:

    I love pork tacos! YUM!

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