Get ready for Taco Tuesday by making these simple and tasty slow-cooker pork tacos!
Tacos are one of those foods that everyone seems to be infatuated with. They are so versatile, it’s hard not to find some variation you like. Fish, beef, pork, shrimp, chicken, veggie… There is literally something for everybody.
Personally, I like every kind of taco. There are so many different flavor profiles, I could eat them every single night and always feel like I’m having something new and different. There are a myriad of toppings and sauces available in addition to different ways of preparation. Tacos are a fun food to play around with. Plus, they’re all completely delectable, which just increases the urge to consume them on a daily basis. I honestly can’t get enough of them. Ever.
During hot summer days, I like pulling out my slow-cooker to make these pork tacos. The kitchen stays cool, the prep work is minimal and I get a delicious, full flavored dinner. The seasoning mix I use enhances the pork, but doesn’t overpower it. The sautéed peppers, onions and garlic add a nice fajita-veggie kick and the crunchy radish slices bring some fresh tasting texture. I like serving them with salsa and hot sauce on the side, drizzling a little on top for a spicy punch. A squeeze of fresh lime juice makes everything pop… The acidity really brightens up these tacos.
While the pork is cooking, your house is filled with a mouth-watering aroma. The hardest part of this meal is waiting for the pork to finish cooking! What is your favorite kind of taco? Let me know in the comments!
Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos
3 lb pork butt
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
1 large bell pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
3 radishes, sliced thinly
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup chicken stock
Put salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Mix until combined.
Remove pork butt from refrigerator and dust the meat with the spice mix, you might not use all the seasoning mixture. Alternatively, you may need more if you’re using a larger piece of pork.
Place your seasoned pork in the slow-cooker, cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours, until the meat is able to be pull apart with a fork.
Thinly slice bell peppers, onions and garlic, sauté in a skillet over medium-high heat until the peppers and onions begin to soften. Slice radishes and heat tortillas.
Build your tacos by adding the cooked pork, peppers, onions and radishes to a tortilla shell. Squeeze some fresh lime juice on top. You can also top these with sour cream, hot sauce, cilantro, salsa or any other toppings you like.