Pulled Pork Tacos

Pulled Pork Tacos

Crisp Pulled Pork Tacos are an irresistibly succulent way to transpiration up your stereotype taco night.

With crunchy taco shells and plenty of cheese on top, this taco recipe is one of our favorite ways to use leftover pulled pork.

Pulled Pork Tacos

Leftover Pulled Pork Tacos

Taco shells are vastitude handy to have in the pantry for quick and easy dinners. You can stuff them with scrutinizingly anything and have an easy dinner in a crunchy “wrap” in minutes.

We love to make our tacos with everything from The Best Taco Meat to leftover Grilled Chicken or Shredded Chicken, Carnitas (street taco style), and all of the variegated Pulled Pork varieties.

Just well-nigh any leftover works when it’s held in a crispy taco. And yes, my kids have tried stuffing taco shells with scrutinizingly everything.

Leftover Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is my go-to main dish for so many reasons: it can be made in the crockpot, it hands feeds a crowd, it makes spectacular leftovers, it can be used in myriad ways!

Classic Sweet and Tangy Pulled Pork, Mexican Pulled Pork, Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas, Crock-Pot Green Chile Pork, and Spicy Honey Lime Pork are all unconfined options here.

We love pulled pork in traditional Pulled Pork Sandwiches with a side of Garlic Lover’s Potato Salad as well as rolled into Enchiladas and Taquitos for a Mexican Meal that feeds a crowd.

I’ve moreover been known to toss pulled pork in taco salad and serve it with potatoes or rice.

Pulled Pork Tacos in pan

To make meal prep easier, I often find myself making a big batch of pulled pork in the slow cooker over the weekend and using it in meals throughout the week. A few years ago, I started piling leftover pulled pork on our nachos.

Almost immediately, my kids started constantly requesting Pulled Pork Nachos or Pulled Pork Tater Tot Nachos for lunch whenever they spotted pulled pork in the fridge.

The other day, when I was starting to make lunch, my eye fell on the boxes of taco shells in the pantry. Since the leftover pulled pork nachos had been such a hit, I couldn’t resist trying out an idea for pulled pork tacos.

And let me tell you, these Pulled Pork Tacos are a unconfined idea. Using the leftover pork and ready made taco shells ways it takes just a few minutes to whip together this meal.

Mexican Pulled Pork in the crockpot

If you’re in a rush and don’t have any leftover pulled pork in the fridge, this recipe works just fine with ready-made pulled pork from the store as well.  Look for it in the deli section of your favorite grocery store.

(Do you have an instant pot? This Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe looks like flipside fantastic way to save time!)

As much as I love cooking from scratch, I’m all well-nigh using ready-made ingredients as short cuts when you need a quick meal. Using these ready-to-go ingredients like picnic sauce, pulled pork and taco shells sometimes ways the difference between serving a hot homemade meal or calling for takeout on a rented night.

Pulled Pork Tacos in pan

Pulled Pork Taco Recipe

I covered the pulled pork leftovers in a cup of one of our favorite Sweet and Spicy Homemade Picnic sauces. It widow just the right value of spice to the dish without stuff overwhelming. We thought the hint of sweetness moreover well-turned out the smoky savory pork nicely, too.

I once had the homemade sauce on hand from flipside recent meal, but it’s worth making just for this recipe alone, if you have the time. You could moreover use your favorite bottled picnic sauce or flipside picnic sauce recipe you love.

Next I might try this taco recipe with Homemade Spicy Picnic Sauce or Sriracha Bourbon Picnic Sauce for something different.

After stuffing your taco shells you simply torch the tacos in the oven for well-nigh 10 minutes. The cheese gets melty and the taco shells get crisped to perfection.

I served the tacos for lunch with a heaping side of Classic Memphis-Style Coleslaw for a well-constructed easy meal that everyone went crazy for. It would moreover be good with Jalapeno Corn Coleslaw  or this Sriracha Coleslaw.

Change up your next taco night with a trencher of everyone's favorite Frito Pie!

Recipes Using Leftover Pulled Pork

Looking for plane increasingly taco recipes? We go nuts for tacos in my house and have conglomerate quite the impressive list of delicious, easy homemade taco meals over the years.

Red Chile Yellow and Woebegone Bean Tacos pack in lots of chile taste with tender pieces of yellow and woebegone beans.  Carnitas Street Tacos are a increasingly traditional Mexican dish using pulled pork that kept everyone in my family coming when for seconds (and thirds).

For something a little variegated than the standard “meat and cheese in a tortilla”, requite Frito Pie (a.k.a. Walking Tacos) a try at your next unstudied family dinner. All of your favorite go-to taco fillings are covered with Fritos and cheese, and eaten with a fork.

If you’re a fan of the combination of picnic and Mexican flavors, Rebecca’s Neato Frito Overstuffed Burritos need to be on your radar. These are pulled pork burritos with lots of cheese and Fritos to boot. They’re a fun filling meal that both kids and adults love.

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Pulled Pork Tacos in pan

Pulled Pork Tacos

Crisp Pulled Pork Tacos are an irresistibly succulent way to transpiration up your stereotype taco night. With crunchy taco shells and plenty of cheese on top, this taco recipe is one of our favorite ways to use leftover pulled pork.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 (3) taco servings
Calories 652kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Arrange the taco shells in a 9×13 sultry pan. Scoop the pulled pork into each taco shell. Drizzle lightly with picnic sauce.
  • Sprinkle generously with cheese. Torch until the cheese has melted, well-nigh 8-10 minutes. Top with coleslaw or serve on the side. Enjoy!


If you’re in a rush, finger self-ruling to pick up once cooked pulled pork at the grocery store. You can find it in the deli section in most grocery stores. Store-bought picnic sauce will work fine as well. I’ve moreover linked to my favorite recipes for making these tacos from scratch.


Calories: 652kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1530mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 476mg | Iron: 2mg

{originally published 8/25/15 – recipe notes and photos updated 6/7/22}

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