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Pulled Pork Tacos

5 from 6 votes
Published on 02/19/2024 by Umamiology
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These juicy Pulled Pork Tacos deserve your undivided attention. Topped with pickled red onions, fresh cilantro, red cabbage and Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce – these tacos will always hit the spot.

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There are many different dishes you can make with my Dr Pepper Pulled Pork recipe. But among them, my favorite are these Pulled Pork Tacos!

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The tender, juicy crock pot Dr Pepper Pulled Pork, nestled within warm corn tortillas, topped with sweet & tangy pickled onions and crisp red cabbage slaw – makes the perfect street taco, right in your own kitchen.

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When you make this pulled pork taco recipe, you can’t forget about the toppings. In addition to what I’ve already mentioned, crumbled cotija cheese, creamy avocado salsa or Mexican crema also make great garnishes to these amazing tacos.

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However you choose to make this dish, one thing is certain – you’ll have an amazing meal!

How To Create Pulled Pork Tacos

Start with my Dr Pepper Pulled Pork recipe. This Dr Pepper barbecue pulled pork adds the unique flavor of Dr Pepper to the pork shoulder, creating the most mouthwatering pulled pork you’ve ever tasted.

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Check out that pulled pork recipe and then come back to this post, to finish these tacos.

Key Elements Of This Recipe

  • Dr Pepper Pulled Pork: Slow-cooked crock pot braised pork with the sweet tang of Dr Pepper soda
  • Dr Pepper BBQ sauce: Sweet & savory sauce with a harmonious blend of rich and robust spices
  • Sweet & Tangy Pickled Onions: Adds that crunch and tartness to the tacos

The Ingredients for Pulled Pork Tacos

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The Equipment Needed

  • Cast Iron Plate (optional)

Crafting Your Pulled Pork Tacos

First, make your delicious pulled pork meat, following my Dr Pepper Pulled Pork recipe.

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Then, make the sweet & tangy pulled pork bbq sauce, following my Dr Pepper BBQ sauce recipe.

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Afterwards, warm your corn tortilla on your gas stove by placing your tortilla directly on the stove and turning the heat on low.

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Toast each side approximately 45-60 seconds or until you reach your desired level of warmth for your tortilla.

Then, plate your corn tortilla and fill it with a spoonful of your Dr Pepper pulled pork, your toppings, and drizzle on a generous helping of the tangy Dr Pepper BBQ sauce.

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Serve these pulled pork tacos immediately and enjoy!

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Pulled Pork Tacos

5 from 6 votes
These juicy Pulled Pork Tacos deserve your undivided attention. Topped with pickled red onions, fresh cilantro, red cabbage and Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce – these tacos will always hit the spot.
Author: Umamiology
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 16 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
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Equipment

  • 1 Cast Iron Plate, (optional)

Ingredients 

Instructions 

Crafting Your Pulled Pork Tacos

  • First, make your delicious pulled pork meat, following my Dr Pepper Pulled Pork recipe.
  • Then, make the sweet & tangy pulled pork bbq sauce, following my Dr Pepper BBQ sauce recipe.
  • Afterwards, warm your corn tortilla on your gas stove by placing your tortilla directly on the stove and turning the heat on low.
  • Toast each side approximately 45-60 seconds or until you reach your desired level of warmth for your tortilla.
  • Then, plate your corn tortilla and fill it with a spoonful of your Dr Pepper pulled pork, your toppings, and drizzle on a generous helping of the tangy Dr Pepper BBQ sauce.
  • Serve these pulled pork tacos immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 13gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 845mgPotassium: 184mgFiber: 4gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 390IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 2mg

*Nutritional information is just an estimate derived by an online calculation tool.

FAQ

What goes with pulled pork tacos?

Sweet & tangy pickled onions, crisp red cabbage slaw, crumbled cotija cheese, creamy avocado salsa or Mexican crema make great garnishes to pulled pork tacos.

What is the difference between pulled pork and carnitas?

They are essentially the same – both are slow cooked pork that is shredded, but carnitas are finished in the oven to give it a crisp exterior.

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