Pork Tacos Recipe

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Beth Published: February 9, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Pork Tacos

This recipe for pork tacos calls for shredded pork that’s slow-cooked to tender perfection, then served with tangy pico de gallo in a soft tortilla bun!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 20 minutes



  • 4lbspork roast,such as pork butt
  • 2tspvegetable oil
  • tspsalt
  • ¾tsppepper
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 1onion,peeled and quartered
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 2tbsplime juice,fresh
  • 1cupchicken broth
  • cuporange juice
  • 1tbspchili powder
  • 16flour tortillas
  • cupspico de gallo
  • ½cupcotija cheese,finely grated


  1. Add the oil to a large pot and heat over medium high heat. Sprinkle the salt and pepper all over the pork roast.

  2. Brown the pork roast on all sides. Transfer the roast to a slow cooker.

  3. Add the cumin, onion, bay leaves, oregano, lime juice, chicken broth orange juice and chili powder to the slow cooker.

  4. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 8 hours.

  5. Remove the onion and bay leaves from the crock pot. Shred the pork with two forks.

  6. Warm the flour tortillas and divide the pork between the tortillas. Top with pico de gallo and cotija cheese, then serve. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 820.71kcal
  • Fat: 40.00g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.62g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.60g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.99g
  • Fiber: 3.19g
  • Sugar: 7.76g
  • Protein: 55.37g
  • Cholesterol: 151.28mg
  • Sodium: 1243.61mg
  • Calcium: 276.93mg
  • Potassium: 1056.77mg
  • Iron: 5.65mg
  • Vitamin A: 38.76µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.82mg
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