slow cooker pork tacos

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  What better way to celebrate than a round of tacos and margaritas for dinner - yum!  Really, I would use any excuse to eat tacos - they're one of my favourite foods.  

This is a super easy meal.  You could even prepare the pork the night before, then just get it going in the morning before you head out for the day.  If your pork loin is bigger than you need, no worries - the cooked meat freezes beautifully!  

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

  • Sorry, there aren't any specific measurements for this one - just mix the spices together according to your taste and what you have on hand. 
  • pork loin
  • cumin
  • chili powder
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper

Mix together the spices in a small bowl.  Cut the pork loin into 4 pieces, then rub the spices all over the meat.  Place into the slow cooker.  Cook on low for 7-8 hours.  Use two forks to shred the pork.  At this point you can package some up for the freezer.  

When you're ready to make tacos heat up 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan over high heat.  Put the pork into the heated pan.  Let it cook on one side for a few minutes before flipping it over so that it gets little crispy, browned bits on it.  

Serve on warmed corn or flour tortillas.  Top however you like!  (I like a bit of pico de gallo and a drizzle of Valentina)