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Tender pork and peach salsa come together for the best Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin Tacos. Enjoy this meal any night of the week thanks to the crock pot.

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Taco Tuesday is a favorite around our house and we are always looking for new and delicious recipes. They have to also be really easy and Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin Tacos is just that.

You can enjoy Mexican pulled pork tacos packed with amazing flavor even on busy weeknights. Make this pulled pork recipe for an easy weeknight meal. You may also love this Instant pot Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of meat and low carbs. It makes a delicious and healthy shredded pork recipe easily made in the slow cooker. Traditionally pork carnitas recipe is made with pork butt or a pork shoulder.

But using pork tenderloin is now my preferred way. The ingredients are simple and the shredded pork can be used in many different ways.

Ingredients

Pork Tenderloin Taco Ingredients - pork tenderloin, taco seasoning, salsa, chicken broth, flour tortillas

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Change Meat – You can easily change the meat to this taco recipe. Make it with pork shoulder, pork butt, or a pork roast.
  • Seasoning – The spices in this recipe can easily be changed or added to the taco seasoning. Stir in a ½ teaspoon of oregano, garlic powder, black pepper, chili powder and cumin.
  • Sauces – For additional flavor, add in ½ cup of orange juice, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, or other citrus juices.
  • Tortillas – Make these tacos with corn tortillas, flour tortillas or any type that fits into your diet.

How to Make Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin Tacos

Uncooked pork tenderloin in the slow cooker

Step 1 – Place the pork tenderloin in the crock pot.

Topping the pork tenderloin with taco seasoning

Step 2 – Sprinkle the taco seasoning evenly over the pork.

Topping the pork tenderloin with salsa

Step 3 – Pour the salsa and chicken broth over the seasoned pork.

Shredded pork tenderloin in the slow cooker with two forks

Step 4 – Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until the pork is tender and shreds easily with a fork. Once cooked, shred the pork using two forks directly in the crock pot, mixing it with the cooking liquid.

  • Step 5 – Warm the tortillas in a skillet or microwave.
  • Step 6 – Assemble the tacos by placing some of the shredded pork on each tortilla.
  • Step 7 – Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, and sliced avocado, or your favorite taco toppings.

Recipe Tips

  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary depending on your crock pot and the size of your pork tenderloin. You may need to use a meat thermometer to ensure that your pork is cooked through for best results.
  • Crock Pot Recommendations – If you are looking for a new slow cooker, check out these Best Slow Cookers.
Shredded pork tenderloin tacos placed in a serving platter. The tacos are topped with pico de gallo, slice jalapenos and sour cream

Pork Taco Topping Ideas

Serving Suggestions

This Mexican Pulled Pork Recipe is delicious with your favorite Mexican Side Dishes.

How to Use Shredded Pork Tenderloin

This shredded pork is delicious made into tacos but we have also used the leftovers to make quesadillas, burritos, or make a burrito bowl with your favorite toppings.

Shredded pork on a fork

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you Shred Pork Tenderloin?

Pork tenderloin is easy to shred and makes a great taco. You will love this cut of pork in the slow cooker. You can shred it with a fork and it is super quick and easy.

How to Store Leftover Pork Tenderloin Tacos

Store your leftover shredded pork in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The leftovers will last about 3-4 days.

Can I Freeze Shredded Pork?

Yes, you can freeze shredded pork easily in a freezer safe container or ziplock bag. If stored properly the shredded pork will last about 3 months.

How to Reheat Shredded Pork

When ready to serve your shredded pork again, thaw the pork in the fridge overnight then reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.

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Tender pork comes together for the best Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin Tacos. Enjoy this meal any night of the week thanks to the crock pot.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 206

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (1 ounce packet)
  • 1 cup salsa (your choice of mild, medium, or hot)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Corn or flour tortillas (for serving)
  • Toppings: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, sliced avocado

Instructions

  • Place the pork tenderloin in the crock pot.
  • Sprinkle the taco seasoning evenly over the pork.
  • Pour the salsa and chicken broth over the seasoned pork.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until the pork is tender and shreds easily with a fork.
  • Once cooked, shred the pork using two forks directly in the crock pot, mixing it with the cooking juices.
  • Warm the tortillas in a skillet or microwave.
  • Assemble the tacos by placing some of the shredded pork on each tortilla.
  • Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, and sliced avocado, or your favorite taco toppings.

Recipe Notes

Choose pork tenderloins that are pinkish-red in color with some marbling for the best flavor and tenderness. Avoid pieces that look dry or have dark spots.
Pork tenderloin is a relatively lean cut of meat, so be careful not to overcook it. Check the tenderness at 4 hours and continue cooking only if necessary. Overcooking can result in dry meat.
Shred the pork in the crock pot so it can absorb the cooking juices and salsa, which keeps it moist and flavorful.
Tortillas and toppings are not including in the nutritional information.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 206kcal, Carbohydrates 6g, Protein 32g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 99mg, Sodium 906mg, Potassium 710mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 759IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 22mg, Iron 2mg

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