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A row of Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork Tacos garnished with lime.
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Pineapple Pulled Pork Tacos (Slow Cooker Recipe)

Pineapple Pulled Pork Tacos just might be the best way to enjoy tacos in the hot summer. A slow cooker saves you from heating up your kitchen, and makes for a mostly hands-free meal.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Bailey Andersen


  • 2.5 lbs. pork tenderloin
  • 20 oz. canned pineapple chunks with juice
  • ¼ cup Tamari or soy sauce
  • 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. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice

For Serving:

  • 16 corn tortillas
  • Cilantro, crumbled goat cheese, thinly sliced green onions optional toppings


  • Place pork tenderloins in a large crockpot.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together pineapple juice from can, ¼ cup soy sauce, 2 Tbsp. apricot preserves, ½ tsp. garlic powder, and ½ tsp. pepper. Pour over pork tenderloins and add all but ¾ cup pineapple chunks. Set aside remaining pineapple.
  • Set the slow cooker to LOW and cook for 6-8 hours.
  • During the last 30 minutes shred pork while it’s still in the crockpot using two forks. Let cook for the remaining time.
  • Meanwhile, make the pineapple BBQ sauce. Combine all ingredients, including the reserved ¾ cup pineapple chunks, 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!


*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