Easy Shredded Pork Tacos


Assemble-your-own tacos suit everyone at the party. Start off with slow cooker pork and a variety of vegetables, and finish up with a topping of sour cream for a fast and easy meal.

Easy Shredded Pork Tacos
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 40 mins


  • 1 2.5-3 pound boneless pork shoulder roast

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • ½ cup enchilada sauce or bottled salsa

  • 4 - 8 inch soft flour tortillas or taco shells

  • Assorted toppers, such as shredded lettuce, finely shredded Mexican-blend cheese, chopped tomato, sliced pitted ripe olives, and/or chopped avocado

  • Dairy sour cream (optional)


  1. Trim fat from pork. If necessary, cut pork to fit in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Place pork in cooker. Add broth. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Remove meat from cooker; discard broth. Using two forks, shred meat, discarding any fat. Reserve 2 cups of the meat. (Place remaining meat in an airtight container for another use; refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.)

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine reserved 2 cups meat and the enchilada sauce. Cover and cook over medium-low about 10 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, warm flour tortillas according to package directions.

  3. To assemble tacos, place pork mixture in center of warm tortillas or in taco shells. Top as desired with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives, and/or avocado. If desired, serve with sour cream. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

616 Calories
31g Fat
20g Carbs
61g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 616
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 202mg 67%
Sodium 846mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 61g
Vitamin C 10.6mg 53%
Calcium 161.5mg 12%
Iron 4.9mg 27%
Potassium 1183mg 25%
Folate, total 56.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*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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