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Slow Cooker Salsa Pulled Pork Tacos are a tasty taco dinner made with tender slow cooked pork shoulder cooked with taco seasoning, yellow onion and Pace® Chunky Salsa. Top with shredded lettuce, fresh tomatoes, shredded cheese, jalapeños, sour cream and more Pace® Chunky Salsa.
Taco night in my home is serious business. So many flavor possibilities, cooking techniques and different ingredients can be put together to create something just downright delicious. One of my favorite tricks for making really tasty tacos without a lot of effort and minimal ingredients is to cook the taco meat in a slow cooker with a jar of Pace®. Pace® adds a bold kick of flavor to taco night.
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Slow Cooker Salsa Pulled Pork Tacos
Slow Cooker Salsa Pulled Pork Tacos are packed with flavor and so simple to create. Each bite of tender pork melts in your mouth while the tomatoes, onion, jalapeños, garlic and other ingredients from Pace® entertain your palate. ALL the flavor in these tacos come from the meat so keep toppings minimal and enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
Shred the Meat
There are two options on shredding the meat. One is to remove the pork shoulder from the slow cooker when cooked to shred on plate and use a spoon to add in some of the juices left behind to mix into the meat. The second is to leave the meat in the slow cooker to shred and mix it in with all those delicious juices. Serve the meat using a slotted spoon to let some of those juices drain before placing into tortillas.
I like to use fajita sized soft flour tortillas with these Salsa Pulled Pork Tacos. You can using anything. Hard shell tacos, street sized tacos or corn tortillas are all options. To cook flour tortillas, the best way to get a super soft inside and a somewhat crunchy outside is to use a non-stick spray in a pan and toss in the tortillas on a medium-high heat. Spray the top of the tortillas with non-stick spray so both sides of the tortillas have a little oil. Let both sides of the tortilla brown and then remove from pan and assemble tacos.
Alternate Cooking Process
To achieve more of that classic pork carnitas taste, Sear the pork shoulder on all sides before adding the slow cooker. Let cook until the meat easily shreds. Then, remove the pork shoulder from slow cooker, shred spread the meat out on a baking sheet. Place in the oven on broil for about 5 minutes and then serve. This process makes the meat a little crispier on the outside but has that tenderness within.
Slow Cooker Salsa Pulled Pork Tacos
- Slow Cooker
- 3-4 pounds pork shoulder
- 1 ounce taco seasoning packet
- 1 yellow onion sliced
- 12 ounces Pace® Chunky Salsa Medium **
- 20 flour tortillas fajita size
- shredded lettuce
- tomatoes diced
- shredded cheese
- sour cream
- jalapeños sliced
- Pace® Chunky Salsa Medium **
- Trim the visible fat from the pork shoulder.
- Rub the pork with taco seasoning. Place into slow cooker.
- Slice the yellow onion and put into slow cooker along with half a bottle (12 ounces) of Pace® Chunky Salsa.
- Place slow cooker on low for 9 hours or until the meat easily shreds with a fork.
- Shred meat and assemble tacos. A heaping portion of the pulled pork goes into a soft tortilla along with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, jalapeños and more Pace® Chunky Salsa.
How do you enjoy taco night with Pace® ? Let me know in the comments below!