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Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

This slow cooker sweet pork tacos are made with 5 ingredients and only take 5 minutes of prep work! Tastes great in tacos, burritos, salads and enchiladas! 

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Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Tacos

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I love all things Mexican food! Whether it’s green chile enchiladas, chicken fajitas, burrito bowls, this birria taco recipe or even just chips and restaurant style salsa…count me in. I could eat Mexican food every day!

Back home, I love to visit Cafe Rio and get their sweet pork salads or burritos. I’ve tried making recipes that claim to taste just like it, but they took sooo long. And there were so many complicated steps!

Like soaking the roast for 12 hours. Then searing it. Then soaking it another 12 hours. And then cooking it and shredding and more soaking. Who has time for that? Not me! Especially not on a busy school night. Which is why this recipe or my carnitas tacos in the pressure cooker are so great. All the flavor of my favorite sweet pork back home plus super easy to make.

Plus it’s made in the slow cooker! The crockpot is one of my favorite gadgets in my kitchen. Whoever created it is pretty much a genius I tell ya! Just set it and go! This Cafe Rio sweet pork recipe is absolutely perfect for busy weeknights or Taco Tuesday. An easy 5-ingredient crockpot meal served in no time!

Slow cooker pork tacos.


I love that these shredded pork tacos take just 5 ingredients to make and only 5 minutes of prep! Check out the pork tacos ingredients below.

  • Pork sirloin tip roast
  • Red enchilada sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Taco seasoning
  • Worcestershire sauce

How to Make Pork Tacos

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  1. Add pork to bottom of slow cooker and turn heat to low.
  2. Whisk together remaining sauce ingredients in a small bowl (only using 1/2 cup brown sugar), then pour over pork. Cover crockpot with lid.
  3. Cook on low for about 8 hours, until pork is fork tender and easily shreds. Remove any extra fat and shred the pork. Then add in remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar and stir. S&P to taste.
  4. Serve sweet pork inside of tortillas and add your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
How to make pork tacos.

Favorite Taco Toppings

There are so many delicious toppings that you can add to these pork tacos! Below are a few of our favorites.

What Goes Well with Tacos for Dinner?

Pulled pork tacos on a white plate.

Other Ways to Use Sweet Pork

This pork can really be used any way you like it. We usually make tacos the first night and then make burritos, enchiladas or salads with the sweet pork leftovers. It even tastes amazing on top of a baked potato.

Loved shredded meat? Try these Instant Pot carnitas, Instant Pot shredded beef or BBQ pulled pork next!

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sweet pork tacos on a white plate

Slow Cooker Sweet Pork

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
This slow cooker sweet pork is made with 5 ingredients and only takes 5 minutes of prep work! Tastes great in tacos, burritos, salads and enchiladas! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours
Servings: 10


  • 2 pounds pork sirloin tip roast
  • 10 ounce can red enchilada sauce
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar , divided
  • 1-2 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1-2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Tortillas and favorite toppings


  • Place the pork in the slow cooker and turn it on to low.
  • Whisk together the enchilada sauce, 1/2 cup brown sugar, taco seasoning and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl. Then pour over the pork and cover with the lid.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours, or until it easily shreds with a fork. Remove any extra fat and shred the pork. Then stir in the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve inside of tortillas with your favorite toppings.


We love to use the leftover pork for enchiladas. Just roll the meat inside of the tortillas, pour an extra can of enchilada sauce over top and add shredded cheese. Then bake at 375°F covered for 20 minutes and uncovered for 15 minutes.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 388mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

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