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Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe
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Pulled Pork Tacos

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"Slowly cooked, tender spicy pork is shredded and served on tortillas with avocados, green salsa, and sour cream--a feast for a crowd."

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Original recipe makes 16 tacos Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    3 hrs 30 mins


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the pork in a 4 quart Dutch oven. Combine the tomatoes, onion, apple juice, lime juice, garlic, chili powder and salt in a medium bowl. Pour the mixture over the pork and cover. Bake the roast for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until the pork is very tender.
  2. Remove the pork from the pan and cool slightly. Remove any fat or bones and shred the pork with a fork. Strain the pan juices and return the tomatoes and onions to the Dutch oven. Add the pork to the sauce and mix well. Skim the fat from the pan juices. If the pork is dry, moisten with a little additional juice.
  3. Wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil and heat for about 15 minutes or until warm. Place 1/4 cup meat on each tortilla. Top each taco with avocado slices, tomatillo salsa and a dollop of sour cream.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 30, 2012

Yay! Finally a pulled pork recipe for the oven! These were a huge hit. I didn't have any apple juice so I substituted chicken broth. I first sprinkled the roast with salt and seared it in the cast iron dutch oven, then poured the sauce over and put it in the oven. When the pork was done I strained the juice, discarded the solids, then added all of the juice back to the pork. Delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 02, 2013

I did this in the crockpot and we found it to be extremely bland. It wasn't bad, it was just really boring. Nobody disliked it, everyone ate it. This recipe needs lots of spices and garlic. Also, I would recommend adding green chilies to the mix.


28 Ratings

Apr 03, 2012

Delicious! I used a 3lb pork shoulder plus a pork tenderloin. I also added about 2 tsp of cumin and a doubled the chili powder to increase the heat a bit. I cooked this in the slow cooker for about 6 hours and it was perfect.

Feb 20, 2012

Great and tasty pork tacos. The best thing was that it was super easy to make...just put it in the oven and let it do the work! I used a chipotle cabbage slaw to top it off with and it tasted great with the pork.

May 27, 2012

This pulled pork was just simply AMAZING. I used a pork butt roast because it was what was on sale. I didn't have diced tomato with green chilies, so I used a can of diced tomatoes and chopped one deseeded jalapeno into the mix instead. I also added about a 1/2 teaspoon of ancho chili powder (because I just can't resist adding that flavor depth that plain old chili powder can't quite give). I had a 4 1/2 pound roast that was fork tender after just 3 hours. I shredded the pork and added it directly back into the Dutch oven (without doing any straining). The onion and tomato bits melted right into the meat, and a good stir distributed the flavor throughout. While this makes a great taco, it would also be delicious over rice.

Feb 26, 2012

This is so easy to make and a party favorite. It called for 3 1/2 hrs. of cooking, but if I had went the time called for it would have been to dry. I did a serving size for 20 and cooked in a gas oven. I will make this again we loved it. Served with red cabbage

Mar 05, 2012

loved it made it two different ways. First we made it the way it calls for and was awesome. Then we made it as a BBQ pulled pork and that was also awesome Thanks

May 08, 2012

very good!


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  • Calories
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 5.5 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 229 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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