Slow Cooker Pork Tacos with Fresh Mango Salsa

Turn on the slow cooker on your way out the door.  Come home and spend 5 minutes throwing together this simple salsa, and you’ve got a healthy and flavorful meal in no time.  Taco night is all about the toppings…

  • 1 3 lb. pork shoulder
  • 2 t. cumin
  • 2 t. chili powder
  • 2 t. garlic powder
  • 2 t. salt
  • 1 t. pepper
  • 1 large yellow onion, quartered
  • 1 not-too-ripe mango, diced small
  • 1 jalapeno, diced small
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 4 green onions, minced
  • 1/2 C. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • crumbled cotija cheese and corn tortillas for serving

Place the pork in the slow cooker and sprinkle the cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper over it evenly.  Put the onion quarters around the outside of the pork.  Set the slow cooker to cook on low for 8 hours.  To make the salsa, toss all the other ingredients together in a bowl.  Taste and adjust seasonings.    Shred the pork with two large forks and serve on warm tortillas topped with mango salsa.


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I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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4 Responses to Slow Cooker Pork Tacos with Fresh Mango Salsa

  1. I’ve been seeing a lot of recipes using slow cookers. I always cook way late in the evening because of our hectic schedules not to mention a mother of a toddler with endless energy. I would be happy coming home to a taco ready to put together. Maybe I need to get a slow cooker.

    • If you do get a slow cooker (I use mine at least once a week) I recommend getting one with a timer. Sometimes families leave the house at 7 and don’t return until 5 or 6. Most slow cooker recipes call for an 8 hour cooking time. Having one with a timer allows you to set the time you want it to stop so that the food doesn’t overcook.


  2. I love pulled pork. The mango salsa really puts these over the top!

  3. Pingback: Cinco De Mayo Recipe Roundup! | swellkid

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