These Slow Cooker Pork Tacos let your slow cooker do most of the work. Crunchy purple cabbage, tender pork and a juicy pineapple mint salsa create a taco bursting with flavor!
You know, I have learned something about you guys. You like tacos. Like, you really, really like tacos. Maybe you love tacos. Maybe you should make tacos some chocolate fondue and ask them to be your valentine. The reason I know you like/love tacos is because a few months ago I did a post about Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos. It was sort of an off-hand decision to even share them in the first place. I was craving tacos one night and sort of just made up the recipe based on what I had in the house. But. The Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos were a hit. Like, the most popular recipe on this site to date. So you know I’m going to give the people what they want, and what they want is more tacos.
I recently shared a recipe for The Easiest Slow Cooker Pulled Pork, and that is what gave me the idea for these Slow Cooker Pork Tacos. I mean, what is easier than letting your slow cooker do the work for you, and then putting these pork tacos together in about 15 minutes after the pork is cooked? After you have slow cooked your pork and shredded it, you are ready to make these tacos. I mentioned before that you can freeze the pork, so if you did that, just thaw it out and you will be ready to start. I placed the shredded pork under the broiler for about 5 minutes to warm it up and let it get a little crispy. You don’t want to leave it too long or it can dry out.
A bright, citrusy pineapple mint salsa was just the thing
Since the pork is so rich, I wanted something that could brighten it up and cut the oil a little. A bright, citrusy pineapple mint salsa was just the thing. I went with mint because I don’t really like cilantro, and it turned out great. The pop of fresh flavor from the mint really plays nicely with the pork and the pineapple. Fresh chunks of pineapple, lime juice, shallot and mint are all you need for this easy salsa. You can add jalapeno if you want to make it a little spicy, but that is optional.
I also added some purple cabbage for crunch, plus I like the bright purple color with the yellow pineapple, green mint and red salsa. So colorful, like a party! Try not to eat ten of them.
Slow Cooker Pork Tacos with Pineapple Mint Salsa
For The Tacos:
- 3 cups Shredded Slow Cooker Pork Follow Recipe HERE
- 8 small corn tortillas
- 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
- red salsa
- Pineapple Mint Salsa see below
For The Pineapple Mint Salsa:
- 2 cups fresh cut pineapple diced
- 1/2 shallot finely minced
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
- juice of half a lime
- 1 jalapeno finely minced (optional)
- After pork is cooked, place enough for tacos on a foil lined baking sheet and place under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until starting to get brown and crispy. Watch carefully to avoid burning.
- Place all ingredients for pineapple mint salsa in a bowl and stir to combine.
- Heat tortillas by spraying both sides with cooking spray and warming over medium heat in a skillet until starting to brown.
- Assemble tacos by placing shredded cabbage in the bottom of the tortilla shell, topping with some pork and topping that with some pineapple mint salsa and red salsa. Serve right away.
So, on a scale of “just friends” to “totally want to marry”, how much do you love tacos? If you make this recipe don’t forget to tag it @foxandbriar and #foxandbriar on instagram andfacebook! I really love to see what you make!
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Jessica Hayes says
I love the salty and sweet combo these tacos provide! The pineapple mint salsa is so fresh and adds a burst of flavor to these simple tacos with big flavor!!
I’m so glad you loved them!
These look amazing! I love your food styling. I’m also drooling over the combo of pork, pineapple and mint. I just made tacos last night and am now thinking I have to make them again tomorrow … 🙂
Thanks so much Allison!
demeter | beaming baker says
Meghan, when you said, “So, on a scale of ‘just friends’ to ‘totally want to marry’, I totally LOL’d. I love how you balanced out the heavier flavors of the slow cooker pork with pineapple mint salsa. This dish sounds delish! I have to try a vegetarian version for myself (maybe with tofu?) P.S. If it wasn’t too late, I *would* make tacos some of your amazing chocolate fondue and ask them to be my valentine. 😉 XD
Haha, thank you Demeter! You will have to let me know what veggie combo you come up with! The pineapple mint salsa would go great with just about anything!
Dini @ The Flavor Bender says
This looks SO good Meghan!! YUM!
I love tacos, and it looks even better with that Pineapple salsa! (I’ll be making that soon!)
Thank you so much Dini! I do love the pineapple and pork together!
Christine | Mid-Life Croissant says
You couldn’t be more right. We (not sure who I mean by ‘we.’ Foodies? Americans? Human beings?) are OBSESSED with tacos right now. And I couldn’t be happier. You can do so much with them. Like eat them.
Haha, right?? So many options with tacos. Thanks Christine!
jane @ littlesugarsnaps says
I loved your pulled pork recipe recently and this is the perfect way to use it I’m imagining that juicy meat and that sweet, fresh pineapple and wishing I had some right now. Mint & pineapple is way ahead of cilantro & pineapple too.
Thank you so much Jane!! I am so glad you agree with me on mint being way better than cilantro 🙂
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
I’m always looking for new slow cooker meals. Who can resist tacos? These look incredible. I love the addition of the pineapple mint salsa.
Thanks so much Ashley! The slow cooker makes them super easy!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says
You are right! I do love tacos!!! I really love this pineapple salsa you have with these pork tacos! It sounds sooooo good!
Thanks so much Kathy!
These look so delish ♥
Thank you Summer!
Claudia | The Brick Kitchen says
I’m definitely a taco-lover (maybe not quite want to marry, but definitely a once every week or two kinda gal), so this is perfect! Pineapple and pork is such a gorgeous combination. I don’t currently have a slow cooker though, so will have to figure out another way to make that awesome pulled pork filling!
Thanks Claudia! I think you could oven roast it for similar results 🙂
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
This looks amazing; great colors. I love slow cooker and tacos are my favorite meal to have!!
Thank you Anu!
Pineapple salsa is the best! These tacos look so fabulous!
Thanks so much Christin!
I had one and I can’t stop thinking of the
deliciousness!! This combination is perfect & they are a visual pleasure as well!! ?
Thank you! So glad you loved it!
I bet pineapple makes these tacos so good!! Sweet + Savory always rocks!
Thank you Ami! I love sweet and savory too! The pineapple goes so well with the pork 🙂
They look absolutely amazing and the chili lime shrimp tacos as well. Pinned both of them! 🙂
Thank you so much Adina!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Girlfriend, I definitely fall into the taco love camp! I wish every day was #TacoTuesday! These pork tacos look divine, doll! Loving the pineapple in here! SO YUM!! Perfectly acceptable for breakfast.. right? Cheers! 🙂
Yes, I think these could pass as breakfast tacos – anytime of day tacos! Haha, thank you Cheyanne!
Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry says
I’m all for passing most of the prep work for dinner on to a kitchen appliance! Hurrah for the humble slow cooker! Now that you’ve suggested it Meghan, I am actually considering making some chocolate fondue – in an adorable little heart bowl of course 😉 – and asking these tacos to be my valentine. I wonder how Daniel will react when I announce to him that I’m leaving. Sorry darling, the tacos have won over my heart and there is room for no other! Sorry not sorry.
Haha, he would probably understand. I mean, no one can resist a taco 😉 Thank you Lisa!
Tracy | Baking Mischief says
Tacos and I are occasional hookups but still seeing other people. 😉 I’m usually pretty eh on homemade tacos, but maybe I just haven’t met the right ones because these look really good. I love the pork pineapple combo and that pretty purple cabbage sounds like it adds the perfect crunch!
I was totally the same way Tracy! This combo won my heart though 🙂 Thank you!
Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet says
You really do have a way with tacos, m’dear! Another fantastic recipe!! I especially love the pineapple + mint + pork combo here. Total noms!!! Hope your week is going splendidly. XOXO
Thanks so much Lauren! Have a lovely week as well! <3
My Dish is Bomb says
I wish I could hire you as my personal chef. FIVE BIG STARS go to you and this kickass recipe! I need more tacos in my life and I love the combinations you come up with!!
Haha, thanks Katy!
Ashlyn ~ Dollop of Yum says
I love tacos to “totally want to marry” point haha! These look great and I love how you used a pineapple mint salsa for a fresh and sweet burst of flavor! Definitely a delicious slice of summer to brighten up this chilly winter.
Thank you Ashlyn! I love how pineapple transports you right to the tropics!
Jessica @ Sweetest Menu says
I love tacos! Oh I do! These looks incredible. I am LOVING the fresh zing of pineapple over that juicy pork. On my to do list friend!
Thanks so much Jess! The pineapple really sets it off!
Melanie @ Melanie Cooks says
I love tropical salsas, and pineapple is one of favorites! This on a taco is amazing, tacos are always a hit! Every day can be a Taco Tuesday at my house 🙂 And the fact that the pork is made in a slow cooker is such a bonus!
Thank you Melanie! It does make this taco such a cinch to pull together!
Elaina Newton (@TheRisingSpoon) says
Guuuurl, we must be on the save wavelength! I just made slow cooker pulled pork last night for dinner along with mango salsa, haha. Your pineapple salsa looks ahhh-mazing, by the way. Especially with the fresh mint. I’ve got to try it soon! 🙂
Haha, I thought it was so funny when I saw your mango salsa! Great minds! Thanks Elaina!