Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Tacos

Inspired by a recipe my daughters made at cooking camp, here are some super easy pineapple pork tacos you can throw in your slow cooker on a busy weeknight (hello, fall)! Be sure to pair these with homemade corn tortillas for a truly delicious dinner.
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These slow-cooker pineapple pork tacos combine sweet and savory flavors! They are total comfort food and perfect for your Taco Tuesday or family dinner.

The pork comes out tender and juicy. The pineapple adds a burst of freshness, sweetness, and flavor. Use these Homemade Corn Tortillas! Top them with salsa, fresh cilantro, sour cream, or chopped onions.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sweet and Savory Harmony: The combination of pork and caramelized pineapple creates a delightful balance of sweet and savory flavors.

Juicy and Tender: Slow-cooked pork becomes incredibly tender, and when paired with the burst of juicy pineapple, each bite is a delicious experience.

Versatility: These tacos can be customized to suit your preferences. You can adjust the level of spice, play with toppings, or experiment with different salsa to create a taco that perfectly matches your taste.

Easy to Make: With a few simple steps, you can whip up a batch of pineapple pork tacos in no time. It is a great recipe for beginners, kids, and experienced home cooks.

Taste & Texture

The taste of pineapple pork tacos is a harmonious blend of flavors. The tender, slow-cooked pork is infused with spices like cumin, paprika, and garlic, creating a savory foundation. The caramelized pineapple adds a burst of sweetness and a slightly tangy twist that perfectly complements the savory pork. Together, they create a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more.

In terms of texture, each bite is a delightful combination of soft and juicy pork, caramelized pineapple chunks, and the satisfying crunch of fresh toppings. The contrast between the tender meat and the crispy toppings creates a pleasing mouthfeel that will keep you coming back for seconds.

Expert Tips & Tricks

Slow Cook for Ultimate Tenderness: To achieve melt-in-your-mouth pork, opt for slow cooking. This method allows the pork to become fork-tender and absorb all the flavors from the marinade. Cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours or high heat for 3 to 4 hours, until the meat is easily shreddable.

Char the Pineapple: Give your pineapple a quick sear on a hot grill or in a skillet to caramelize its natural sugars. This step intensifies the sweetness and adds a lovely smoky flavor to the tacos.

Play with Toppings: Get creative with your taco toppings! Add freshness with diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, or a squeeze of lime juice. For a little kick, consider adding jalapeños or a drizzle of spicy mayo. The possibilities are endless!


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  1. This was delicious! I don’t usually comment, but the day got away from me and I didn’t have time for slow cooking, so I converted to the Instant pot and thought I’d share how I did it. First sear the pork (IP sauté mode) 2 to 3 minutes per side in 1 tablespoon of oil. Then pour the pineapple mixture over top, Cook on manual for 40 minutes (20 minutes per pound), and allow pressure to release naturally, about another 25 minutes. I’ll definitely make it again. Maybe next time I’ll get it in early enough to use the slow cooker!

  2. Yum! Made these tonight and even my pickiest of eaters enjoyed them. I barely managed to squirrel away some leftovers for my lunch tomorrow.

  3. I usually keep frozen pineapple chunks on hand. Could you tell me how much frozen pineapple I should use for 1/4 pineapple? Recipe looks delicious!