Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

Slow cooker pulled pork tacos

This slow cooker pulled pork recipe is made with spicy Mexican chipotle chilli and a hint of orange. Serve it with tortillas so everyone can build their own tacos.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 300 minutes

Servings: 4 people


Put the chipotle paste, oregano, garlic salt, chilli flakes, tomato purée and cider vinegar into a bowl. Season and stir well.

Pour the marinade over the pork and rub it over all sides. Put the pork into the slow cooker, along with all the marinade.

Pour in the orange juice and put the lid on the slow cooker. Set the slow cooker to high and cook for 5 hours.

Meanwhile put the red onion into a small bowl.

Cover with boiling water and leave for 15 minutes.

Drain the onions and place them back into the bowl.

Add a good pinch of salt and add the lime juice.

Stir well and leave to pickle for 15 minutes.

They will turn a bright pink colour.

When the pork is nearly done, preheat the oven to gas 1, 140°C, 120°C fan.

Wrap the tortillas in foil and heat in the oven for 6-8 minutes.

Remove the lid from the slow cooker pull out any bones from the pork.

Spoon out any excess fat from the pot then, using two forks, begin to pull the meat apart until it is all shredded and sitting in all the juices.

When the tacos are warm, remove them from the oven.

Fill each taco with a little lettuce, top with pulled pork and sprinkle with some coriander and the red chilli.


1 x 95g jar chipotle chilli and smoked paprika paste
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp chilli flakes
2 tbsp tomato purée
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1.4kg pork shoulder joint
60ml  orange juice
To Serve
1 red onion, thinly sliced 
1 lime, juiced
1 x 10 pack mini plain tortilla wraps
1/2 iceberg lettuce, shredded
1/4 x 30g pack coriander, roughly chopped
1 red chilli, finely sliced