Asian Pulled Pork Tacos In The Slow Cooker


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Asian Pulled Pork Tacos In The Slow Cooker. Introducing you to delicious Asian Pulled Pork Tacos. Easy to prep and cook on low in the slow cooker and an all-time favourite recipe in the Milner house.

Asian Pulled Pork Tacos In The Slow Cooker
Asian Pulled Pork Tacos In The Slow Cooker

Asian Pulled Pork Tacos

Last week we were celebrating pulled pork with our Asian Pulled Pork and today it gets BETTER as today we’re making them into Asian Pulled Pork Tacos.

I love tacos and I admit I don’t eat pulled pork tacos enough. They are a food that I love, but I often forget about. Here in Europe they are not celebrated as much as tacos are in the US or in Mexico.

In fact, it wasn’t until I became a food blogger here on RecipeThis.com that I heard that there was such a thing as Taco Tuesday!

But I managed to get hold of some mini taco boats aka Old El Paso Barquitas Mini. I had never seen them before or even heard of them.

To me Old El Paso is an overpriced Mexican brand and its much cheaper for Dominic to make homemade tortilla wraps than it is for us to buy them.  

But if they are on clearance I am there.

As it happens, I managed to get some Barquitas for half price and thought there is not a better way to use them.

So that is how our Asian Pulled Pork Tacos came about. You could call them Asian Pulled Pork Tacos or even Asian Pulled Pork Taco Boats, or what about Asian Pulled Pork Barquitas?

Slow Cooker Asian Pulled Pork

My slow cooker Asian Pulled Pork has a lot of memories for me and the rest of us Milners. It is one of those slow cooker recipes that has become a signature dish. That slow cooker meal that is always requested that the whole family loves.

  • It was the first thing I ever made in my slow cooker
  • It was also the most recent thing I made in the slow cooker
  • It was what our dog used to steal when we weren’t looking
  • It was the first bit of meat that crawling Jorge grabbed
  • It was Sofia’s favourite toddler finger food
  • It’s the one meal I fed to my American family when visiting them

I would even go as far as saying, that this Asian Pulled Pork is what we eat 75% of the time in our slow cooker.

Making our Asian pulled pork into tacos just feels like the next natural step.

Asian Pulled Pork Tacos In The Slow Cooker

Asian Pulled Pork Tacos In The Slow Cooker

The greatest thing about cooking Asian pulled pork tacos is that you can dump all your ingredients into the slow cooker and let the slow cooker do its magic.

Then when your Asian Pulled Pork is cooked, simply load them into either tacos or in our example mini taco boats.

You can also mix and match your Asian Pulled Pork Tacos too depending on how you like to eat your tacos.

Here are some good Asian Pulled Pork Taco Swaps:

  • Swap mini barquitas for regular tortilla wraps, or follow Dominics homemade tortilla wraps recipe
  • Swap the final barbecue sauce for Chinese oyster sauce or hoisin
  • Load up your pulled pork tacos with lots of your favourite Mexican cheese
  • Add in some sliced jalapeños for a bit more heat

Remember they are your Asian Pulled Pork Tacos and you choose how hot, how Asian and how cheesy they are.

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Even though my favourite food in the slow cooker is Asian Pulled Pork, there are so many other delicious meals you can make in the slow cooker.

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Slow Cooker Asian Pulled Pork Tacos

Asian Pulled Pork Tacos In The Slow Cooker. Introducing you to delicious Asian Pulled Pork Tacos. Easy to prep and cook on low in the slow cooker and an all-time favourite recipe in the Milner house.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 476kcal

Ingredients

Kitchen Gadgets:

Recipe Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Start by adding your dry rub ingredients into the bottom of the slow cooker and giving it a quick mix.
  • Pat dry your pork shoulder and add it in.
  • Smother the top and sides of your pork shoulder with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Using your hands rub the dry rub into your pork shoulder until it is well coated.
  • Place the slow cooker on high and cook for 5 hours.
  • Remove the pork from the slow cooker, shred and smother it in BBQ sauce.
  • Load it unto tacos or barquitas and serve.

Notes

You can also meal prep our Asian Pulled Pork and save the leftovers for later in the week. It makes a delicious working lunch and travels well.
You can swap the barbecue sauce we mentioned for any brand or you can make your own.
A cut of pork shoulder that has a good amount of fat makes the best pulled pork as it is easier to shred.

Nutrition

Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 1054mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 995IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 6.4mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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