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Caribbean Pork Tacos

Caribbean Pork Tacos are bursting with flavor and make a wonderful family meal. The pork is coated in jerk seasoning and slow cooked in a crock pot with onion, orange slices, and beef broth until tender.

Caribbean Pork Tacos

Once cooked, the meat is a cinch to shred, making taco assembly wonderfully easy.

I always like the taste of pork topped with a creamy coleslaw and I think coleslaw is a wonderful addition to a taco. I added jalapeno and cilantro to flavor the mayo-based coleslaw for these tacos.

Caribbean Pork Tacos

And then I added fresh diced mango to the tacos to give a sweet compliment to all the spices.

I think a good taco should be full of lots of spicy components, but I like a taco better when there is a sweet element involved too.

Caribbean Pork Tacos

The pork can easily be cooked a day, or even 2 or 3 days in advance. This is a great meal to get started on a lazy Sunday afternoon when you are puttering around the house all afternoon. It can then be refrigerated to use for a quick and easy meal later in the week.

I don’t know about you, but when I have done a little meal prep over the weekend, the week always seems to go a little more smoothly.

Caribbean Pork Tacos

 

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I love how easy a crock pot makes this recipe. The meat comes out supremely tender and is super easy to shred with a fork. I’ve been using the Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker since my old crock pot that I had received as a wedding gift bit the dust. I was apprehensive about getting a new crock pot, but I’ve had nothing but good results with my new one.

Caribbean Pork Tacos

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Caribbean Pork Tacos

Caribbean Pork Tacos

Caribbean Pork Tacos are bursting with flavor and make a wonderful family meal. The pork is coated in jerk seasoning and slow cooked in a crock pot with onion, orange slices, and beef broth until tender.
PREP: 20 mins
COOK: 6 hrs
TOTAL: 6 hrs 20 mins
SERVINGS: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (3 to 4 pound) boneless Boston butt
  • 1 tablespoon jerk seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 large orange, quartered
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 5 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1 bottle Caribbean or jerk flavored bbq sauce

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large pan. Add pork and cook until browned on all sides.
  • Place onion slices in bottom of crock pot.
  • Transfer pork to crock pot and sprinkle with jerk seasoning, salt, and pepper. Squeeze orange slices onto pork and drop orange slices into crock pot. Pour beef broth around sides of pork.
  • Cover crock pot and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8 hours.
  • Discard cooking liquid and using 2 forks, shred pork and place in a bowl.
  • To make slaw, place cabbage and shredded carrots in a medium bowl. Add mayonnaise, cilantro, lime juice, sugar, salt, and jalapeno and toss.
  • To serve, place about 1/2 cup pork on each tortilla and top with slaw, mango and bbq sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 743kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

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14 thoughts on “Caribbean Pork Tacos”

  1. Lea Andersen

    Okay, I am not into tacos but from the first time I follow your site and seen such wonderful and so inviting posts about these, I definitely became a fan. 😉

  2. Love these tropical flavors, and jerk seasoned slow cooker pulled pork sounds out of this world good! This is how I love to eat. 🙂

  3. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat

    These tacos sound, and look, amazing! I love the sweetness that you add to it!

  4. Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness

    I love all the flavors that are in these taco. Sounds like these taco would be wonderful!

  5. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    Orange and jerk seasoning?! These sound incredible! The perfect summer slow cooker meal! Pinned 🙂

  6. Carol at Wild Goose Mama

    I say the title and my eyes lit up and my stomach growled—-well it is lunch time. Geez what a wonderful taco version. That would make everyone else’s eye light up!!!!

  7. Mango and pork are like a match made in heaven! These tacos sound delicious! Have a great weekend!

  8. Hadn’t thought of using mangoes (which we love) this way. It looks so mouth-watering, Christin! Your house must be constantly full of people, trying to get at some of your food! ; ) Have a wonderful Mother’s Day this weekend!

  9. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    These tacos look insanely awesome, Christin! Caribbean food is totally one of my favorites especially this time of year and I am LOVING all that ripe mango on top of the tender meat!

  10. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates

    This is such a great twist on tacos! Love that you added mango. I am all about the sweet and salty!
    Pinning for later!

  11. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Love your seasonings and yes to mango! Fresh fruit on tacos is just the best pop of color and bright flavor 🙂

  12. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Oh I love the pop of colors in these tacos, Christin! And the Caribbean seasonings and sauce sounds just perfect for the warmer weather!

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