Slow Cooker Sweet ‘n Spicy Shredded Pork Tacos
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
The perfect blend of sweet and spicy in these tacos!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) pork roast
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1/2 - cup(s) brown sugar
  • 3 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 - tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 - cup(s) chicken stock
  • 12 - corn tortillas**
  • Garnish: - lime wedges**
  • Garnish: - pico de gallo**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Chop the white onion.
  2. Place the pork roast into the base of the slow cooker and sprinkle the chopped onions around it. Sprinkle in the brown sugar, minced garlic, ground cumin, and cayenne pepper. Pour the chicken stock around the edges of the slow cooker. (Note: You could use water instead of chicken stock.)
  3. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. Once finished cooking, shred the pork roast with 2 forks and mix into the sauce.
  4. Spoon the shredded pork into corn tortillas and make tacos. Top with lime and pico de gallo.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Sweet ‘n Spicy Shredded Pork Tacos with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 2 small white onions.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lb. pork roast
  • Half of the chopped white onion
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a bowl of warm water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Special notes

Substitute chili powder for the cayenne pepper if you’re worried about it being too spicy.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Sweet ‘n Spicy Shredded Pork Tacos

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred the pork and serve on corn tortillas with pico de gallo.
Serve with salad.