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Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Soft Tacos

Simple and delicious – this slow cooker shredded pork soft taco meal can easily be prepared for the freezer as well. Be sure to make adjustments to suite your families tastes with the chili powder and peppers – and you are sure to hit a home run with this recipe.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course, Pork, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Soft Tacos
Servings: 6
Calories: 486kcal


  • 4-5 lbs bone-in pork shoulder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder (or taco seasoning)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 lg onion chopped
  • 1 c root beer
  • 4 oz can of canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce finely chopped
  • flour or corn tortillas



  • Rub meat with chili powder, salt and pepper
  • Place in slow cooker
  • Place chopped onions all around the meat
  • Chop 3-4 chipotle peppers into fine pieces (the more you do, the spicier it will be)
  • Mix chipotle peppers with 1-2 Tablespoons of Adobo sauce from the can with 1 cup of root beer.
  • Pour over the meat and onions.
  • Cook on Low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
  • Shred meat with a fork
  • Serve on tortillas and top with your favorite taco fixings!

Freezer to Slow Cooker Instructions:

  • Be sure you bought meat that is raw, not yet frozen.  If you discover yours is frozen already, just be sure to keep it separate from the rest of the bag ingredients below so that you can rub it once it’s thawed on cooking day.
  • Rub meat with chili powder, salt and pepper and place in gallon size freezer bag.
  • Chop 1 large onion
  • Chop 3-4 chipotle peppers from the can.
  • Mix chopped chipotle peppers, 1-2 T. of adobo sauce (from same can) and 1 cup of root beer.  [you can use the whole can, but you may want to add more root beer if you do]
  • Pour mixture over meat and onions in freezer safe bag.
  • Label bag and freeze flat.
  • Remove bag from freezer the night before cooking day to let thaw.


Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 818mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1351IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 5mg