Quick Shredded Pork Tacos

Supper shortcut! Shredded pork tacos come together ridiculously quickly when you start with refrigerated, cooked pork roast.

Quick Shredded Pork Tacos
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
19 mins
12 tacos


  • 1 17 ounce package refrigerated cooked pork roast

  • 12 taco shells or six 6- to 8-inch flour tortillas

  • ¾ cup bottled salsa

  • 2 cup shredded lettuce

  • ½ cup finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese or anejo enchilado cheese (2 ounces)

  • ¼ cup sliced pitted ripe olives

  • Dairy sour cream (optional)

  • 1 medium avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, and chopped (optional)


  1. Place pork and juices in a 2-quart square microwave-safe baking dish. Cover loosely and microwave on 100 percent (high) for 2 minutes. Shred pork using two forks to pull through meat in opposite directions. Drain pork and return to baking dish. Stir in salsa. Cover loosely and microwave on high 2 minutes more or until hot. Keep warm.

  2. To warm taco shells, place on a baking sheet and heat according to package directions. (Or, to warm flour tortillas, wrap tortillas tightly in foil. Heat in a 350 degree F oven about 10 minutes or until heated through.)

  3. To assemble tacos, place pork mixture in warm taco shells. Top with lettuce, cheese, and olives. (If using flour tortillas, place pork mixture in center of warm tortillas and add remaining ingredients; fold tortillas in half.) If desired, serve with sour cream and avocado.

  4. Makes 12 tacos

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
7g Fat
9g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 295mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 59mg 1%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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