Slow cooker pork tacos slowly cooked in, and then drizzled with zesty green goddess dressing. An easy dinner and meal-prep with left overs that can serve another meal!
These slow cooker pork tacos are so easy to make! To simplify dinnertime, toss a pork loin (or 2!) in the crock pot and chop all the toppings ahead of time then you’ll be all set to enjoy an easy lunch or dinner that is ready-to-go! And did you see the green goddess dressing I previously posted? Goes so perfect to marinate the pork loin!
What are your favorite tacos and toppings? We like to top our bean and cheese, pulled chicken or pork tacos with cilantro, colorful crunchy watermelon radishes (by the way, what is a watermelon radish and what to do with it can be found here), fresh pico de gallo, tomatoes, salsa, chopped Serrano chili’s and a fantastic zesty green goddess or avocado taco sauce!
This week the kids and I are in Vacation Land! Soooo, sooo, SOOO happy these days for a vacation! I know I just got back in December from our evacuation getaway to Colorado due to the Santa Barbara, CA fires and trying to find clean breathing air for the kids. The two C’s and I have now shipped out to San Diego for a couple of days get-a-way with my sister! Actually she is at a work conference and we are going to keep her hotel room nice and well loved along with the pool, hot tub and gym while she works and we play! Kinda play- I brought my computer to squeeze in a little fun work time too:-)
Why is staying at a hotel so much fun? Oh, wait, I know why – because I do not have to worry about any of the housework that needs to get done! I get to just enjoy being present with my family! Whoot, whoot! The kiddos are having so much fun playing good and bad guys in the hotel and soaking up lots of hot tub time.
Tonight we’ve got firepit s’more making on the list! Sorry hubs you couldn’t raid our adult girl time but I promise we will be back for Valentine’s Day and date night.
Speaking of Valentine’s Day, do you know what your love language is? I am still trying to figure out the kids but the hubs has the gift of actions rather than verbalizing his love (it’s ok sweetie I still love ya). My mouth sure also loves his love language because when he cooked these slow cooker pork tacos last weekend we were all mind blown at these delicious flavors – and he even did the dishes and all!
These pork tacos are phenomenal in flavor and I had to replicate the leftovers with adding a touch of green goddess dressing that I made earlier that week.
Every now and again the hubs is awesome at letting me have a day off. Literally I lay in bed for an ENTIRE Saturday or Sunday and binge watch my favorite Netflix shows with nothing to do but enjoy a relaxing day. Everyone needs that. A day off – and I am so grateful for a husband that understands the hard work of a stay-at-home mom.
A couple of Saturday’s ago when he made these slow cooker pork tacos I caught up on all the latest Fixer Upper shows – totally obsessed, love and relate with Chip and Joanna’s style! So much that walking with a friend on Friday she said she can see that being my hubs and I doing our fixer uppers (he’s a contractor and I obsess with creativity and decorating)…. Future goals y’all, future goals:-)
Anyways, my hubs is kinda a master at tacos and burritos. He knows just the perfect ingredients. The perfect touch to these crock pot pork tacos is Serrano chili’s, colorful tomatoes, and crunchy watermelon radishes.
But the BEST is to finish tacos off with your favorite green or red salsa or a tangy green goddess dressing!
Tips for the perfect pork tacos in a slow cooker:
Slow cook in an instant-pot or crock pot – or grill a pork loin in a simple taco powder or liquid marinade. This brings out the juiciest flavors of the meat. If grilling a pork loin, try not to overcook it and grill it till the internal temperature reaches 145 Degrees Fahrenheit. Then let it set for a moment before slicing.
When using a slow cooker (which I find super easy), place a pork loin in the slow cooker with the Serrano chili’s and top with green goddess dressing and cover to cook for 4-6 hours on low. If the meat is large, cook it on high.
Chop all your favorite garnishes the day before or right before serving. Preheat corn tortillas at 200 Degrees Fahrenheit to soften for about 5-10 minutes.
When the pork loin is finished cooking slice it “against the grain”, turn it into pulled pork or chop it into cubes. Add it to the tacos and garnish with diced and cooked Serrano chili’s, diced tomatoes, watermelon radishes and extra green goddess dressing.
- Slow Cooker Pork Tacos:
- 1 lb. pork loin
- 1 recipe for green goddess dressing (see below)
- 1 Serrano chile, cored and sliced
- 8 corn tortillas
- Watermelon radish, cut into slices
- Cilantro, fresh and diced
- Extra Green Goddess Dressing
- Green Goddess Dressing:
- 1 Avocado
- 1 large handful of fresh parsley
- 1 large handful of fresh basil
- 1 Tablespoon fresh chives
- ¼ cup sweet yellow or white onion
- 2 stalks green onion (ends removed)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- ¾ cup water
- 1 lemon (about ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice)
- ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- Blend all the Green Goddess Dressing Ingredients in the blender and blend for 30-45 seconds.
- In the slow cooker add the pork loin and cored and sliced Serrano chili. Pour about ½ the Green Goddess Dressing on top.
- Cover and slow cook the pork for 4-6 hours on low. If you do a large piece you can cook it on high.
- When the pork loin is done cooking slice or dice it. Heat the corn tortillas at 200 Degrees F for about 5-10 minutes. Add the chopped pork to the heated tortillas, Serrano chili's, watermelon radishes, chopped cilantro and extra Green Goddess Dressing for garnish.
- Serve any leftover pork for more tacos another night!
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 18 g||28 %|
|Saturated Fat 3 g||14 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 8 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 45 mg||15 %|
|Sodium 1260 mg||53 %|
|Potassium 366 mg||10 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 29 g||10 %|
|Dietary Fiber 7 g||28 %|
|Sugars 5 g|
|Protein 27 g||53 %|
|Vitamin A||11 %|
|Vitamin C||98 %|
PIN THESE SLOW COOKER PORK TACOS MARINATED IN GREEN GODDESS DRESSING