Glorious pulled pork pairs beautifully with crisp Asian slaw, and together they’re a match made in taco heaven.
I’m just gonna say it—there’s nothing better than pulled pork. I’m sorry…I’m from the South. We put pulled pork on everything & don’t apologize for it. I have a handful of pork taco recipes that I absolutely devour, but this one takes the cake. It’s so ridiculously easy!
Pulled Pork Tacos with Asian Slaw will give you that moment of silence that you so desperately need around the dinner table tonight. (Well, aside from the mmmmms that is).
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PULLED PORK TACOS
Okay, so there’s two ways to go about getting your main ingredient: without lighting up that smoker. You can easily cook pulled pork in a crock pot, or you can buy it precooked at the store. I do both.
When you buy it at the store, you can find it with BBQ sauce & without. My favorite is at Sam’s Club. It comes in two containers that are a bit larger than the ones at the regular grocery stores. It may be called pulled pork or carnitas. Either way, It works beautifully.
You can totally get the BBQ version. I’ve purchased it by mistake & had to make it work, which of course it did. I mean, it’s pulled pork.
ASIAN SLAW FOR TACOS
Most grocery stores carry a ton of pre-made salad options. I always grab 2-3 just to have on hand for a quick side or addition to a sandwich. In this case, I’ll grab the Asian Salad Mix & whip it up in seconds before adding it to my Pulled Pork Tacos.
You’ll be surprised at how freaking tasty this little combo is!
I swear, you’ll be heading back for seconds. Trust me.
- 12-16 oz package of precooked pulled pork (or carnitas) (no BBQ sauce)
- 8 flour tortillas
- 13 oz bag of pre-mixed Asian Salad or slaw
- 1/3 - 1/2 c. Gochujang sauce or regular BBQ sauce
- 1-2 tsp. of Siracha (optional)
- Fresh lime wedges (optional)
- Fresh cilantro (optional)
- Heat the pork as per package instructions.
- If the pork came without BBQ sauce, then you'll want to add a little sauce of your own. I love a Gochujang sauce that comes pre-made. But, if your store doesn't have it, then you can easily just add some Siracha to any BBQ sauce of your choosing. If making your own sauce, just add about 1-2 teaspoons of siracha (or Gochujang paste) to your BBQ sauce choice. Mix to combine & stir into the pork.
- Mix the salad in a separate bowl.
- Heat the tortillas in the microwave for about 10 seconds each.
- Add pork, then salad to each tortilla. Top with a squeeze of lime & fresh cilantro. You could even add Siracha to the top for an extra kick!
- NOTE: If your pulled pork already has BBQ sauce, then you'll want to avoid adding any additional BBQ sauce to it. It'll make it too saucy. BUT, you can certainly kick up the spice level by adding Siracha or Gochujang paste to the pork directly. Stir in to completely combine.
- Any Asian slaw or salad mix will work. I've had several different kinds, and I will happily eat them all. If you can't find an Asian slaw, then grab a bag of shredded slaw and a jar of Asian salad dressing. Mix & make your own.
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