Slow cooker pineapple pulled pork recipe that can be served in tacos or on a bun for a burger.  As a bonus, it is served with a delicious, homemade pineapple BBQ sauce!

A collection of slow cooker pork tacos on a wooden slab ready to eat for lunch.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

You don’t have to heat up your kitchen with this recipe.

This slow cooker pineapple pulled pork recipe will make your life a breeze!!

One of the things I dread about the summertime is how hot our Texas kitchen gets when I turn on the oven.  I find myself using our retro toaster oven and slow cooker so much more.

No A/C = Crock Pot Pineapple Pulled Pork!

For the first 3 years of our marriage, we lived in old houses with A/C window units.

You can imagine how hot it got!!  Even now in our new, 2008-built house the central A/C just can’t keep up with how toasty it gets when the oven is turned on and it’s 95+ degrees outside.

Instead, I tend to eat a little healthier (not as much cookie and cake-baking!) and make more meals in our Crock Pot.

Tacos made with a pork tacos recipe on a table with pulled pork on the side.

Pulled Pork Tacos in ATX

Living in Austin, TX we are alllll about the tacos.  Al pastor, migas, steak and chicken… you name it, we love it!

These slow cooker pineapple pulled pork tacos are a little sweet and a little savory for the perfect flavor combo.

After cooking the pork in the slow cooker, a quick pineapple barbecue sauce is whipped up in a blender or food processor.

This sauce gives these tacos the extra WOW! factor.

Top them with your crumbled cheese of choice (goat cheese, feta, queso fresco…) some green onions and cilantro and you have yourself some food truck-worthy tacos.

Two gluten-free pulled pork tacos with a lime on the side for a healthy dinner.

Don’t have a Crock-Pot yet?

Slow cookers are an extremely affordable kitchen appliance that are well worth the space they take up in your kitchen.  They come in various sizes, but I would highly encourage you to get at least a 6-QT Crock-Pot.  This will give you plenty of room to make big batches of soup, stew or even queso dip for a party.

Not wanting to clean up a mess?

Sometimes your slow cooker can be a bit of a hassle to clean-up.  If you want to save even more time, these Slow Cooker Liners can be thrown away after use.

This recipe makes A LOT of pineapple pulled pork.  It will feed about 8 people ~2 tacos each, so it is perfect for feeding a small crowd.  

And if you like this recipe, you’ll probably like this Slow Cooker Pork Roast, too!

Gluten-free Pineapple Pulled Pork Tacos made in the slow cooker ready to serve for dinner.

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Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork Tacos

Slow cooker pineapple pulled pork recipe that can be served in tacos or on a bun for a burger. As a bonus, it is served with a delicious, homemade pineapple BBQ sauce!
Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Tacos
Yield 8 servings
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 6 hours
Total 6 hours 15 minutes


  • 2.5 lbs. pork tenderloin
  • 28 oz. canned pineapple chunks with juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce , gluten free
  • 2 Tbsp. apricot preserves
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. pepper

Pineapple BBQ Sauce:

  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ¾ cup reserved pineapple chunks
  • 3 Tbsp. apricot preserves
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice



  • Place pork tenderloins in a large crockpot.
  • Combine pineapple juice from can, soy sauce, preserves, garlic powder and pepper in a medium-sized bowl and whisk to combine. Pour over pork tenderloins and add all but ¾ cup pineapple chunks. You will reserve these pineapples for the pineapple sauce.
  • Set slow cooker to Low for 6-8 hours.
  • During the last 30 minutes shred pork and let cook for the remaining time.

For the Pineapple BBQ Sauce:

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
  • If you like your BBQ sauce hot, heat it up in a small saucepan before serving.
  • Drain excess liquid from the shredded pork in the slow cooker.
  • Serve pork in corn tortillas with cilantro, goat cheese, green onions and pineapple sauce. Enjoy!  See this recipe in Meal Plan #7.

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*Serving size is for 2 tacos with corn tortillas.


Calories: 490kcal, Carbohydrates: 56g, Protein: 39g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 105mg, Sodium: 826mg, Potassium: 870mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 475IU, Vitamin C: 12.2mg, Calcium: 113mg, Iron: 3.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delish! We made this in our crockpot this past summer and your Pineapple BBQ Sauce is the ONLY BBQ Sauce our 9 year old granddaughter will eat!

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Shirley! I’m so glad she likes it. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!

    1. Just like other tacos, this would be delicious with Mexican rice, refried beans, or chips and salsa! Of course, you can whip up some healthy veggie sides, as well.

  2. 5 stars
    This was amazing! I used GF baguettes instead of tortillas. Thank you so much for the recipe, it is going to be a dinner staple!

    1. Yay!! So so happy you enjoyed the recipe, Annie! Thanks so much for your comment and rating 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    SO AMAZING 🥰 Honestly some of the best crock pot meals I’ve made in years. So delicious, each bite. Goat cheese and cilantro are definitely the way to go. Definitely going to be making this and passing the recipe along to friends and family. Thank you!

    1. Yay! So happy you enjoyed it, Jordan. Thanks so much for the comment and rating and for passing it along to your fam and friends 🙂

  4. Hi there! A friend recommended this recipe to me last week. I want to try it this week but only have boneless thick cut pork chops from my Butcher Box delivery. Do you think that would be ok instead of the tenderloin? Also my crockpot liner is cracked so I was wondering if you have come up with an IP version since you first posted this?

    1. Hi Amber! I think the pork chops will work great. You may not need to cook them for quite as long since they are not as thick as a tenderloin. I have not come up with an IP version yet, but will try to soon! Would love to know if you test it out in your IP, too! Thanks so much for your question. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

    1. Hi Holly! I have you on my email list for the email address Have you checked your junk mail folder? The emails will be in there from the sender “London | Evolving Table”

  5. I must be dense bc I’m still confused about the pineapples. Do we add any pineapple to the pork while it’s slow cooking? Or just the juices? I’m a little confused the way the recipe is written. Thanks!

    1. Hi Leah! You will simply reserve 3/4 cup pineapple to make the sauce and add the rest of the can to the pork in the Crock-Pot. Hope this helps!

  6. My husband and I love this recipe. We subsititute the goat cheese for mx crumble cheese. out kids are getting used to it. but we are making this for our cookout next week. So we shall see how our friends like it. we love the bbq sauce. we even freeze this pork to use it another time.