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Pulled pork tacos

Picture this: succulent, slow-cooked pulled pork, infused with a smoky, tangy allure, nestled in warm, corn tortillas. These tantalizing pulled pork tacos will transport your taste buds to a fiesta of flavors. With a few simple steps, you’ll be savoring this mouthwatering delight, perfect for any casual gathering or a cozy night in.

Serves: 6 – 10

Prep Time: 5 min

Cooking Time: 2-10 hours


  • 2kg Boston Butt 
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 12-16 small tortillas
    Toppings of your choice (e.g., shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, sour cream, chopped coriander)


Step 1: Preparing the Boston Butt

Preheat the oven to 150°C.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper to create a dry rub.

Pat the Boston Butt dry with paper towels and then generously rub the dry rub mixture all over the meat, ensuring it is well coated.

Place the seasoned Boston Butt in a roasting pan or oven-safe dish.

Step 2: Slow Cooking the Boston Butt

Cover the roasting pan with foil or use a tight-fitting lid.


Place the pan in the preheated oven and cook the Boston Butt for approximately 5-6 hours, or until it is tender and easily pulls apart with a fork.


Alternatively, you can use a slow cooker and cook the Boston Butt on low heat for 8-10 hours.


If you have a pressure cooker, cook on high pressure for 60-70min, then release the steam naturally 

Step 3: Shredding the Pork and Adding Sauce

Once the Boston Butt is cooked and tender, remove it from the oven or slow cooker.


Use two forks to shred the pork, discarding any bones or excess fat.
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the barbecue sauce and apple cider vinegar.


Add the shredded pork to the saucepan and mix well, ensuring all the meat is coated with the sauce.

Cook the pork in the sauce for an additional 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

Step 4: Assembling the Tacos

Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave.


Place a spoonful of the pulled pork mixture onto each tortilla.


Top with your favorite toppings, such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, sour cream, and chopped cilantro.

Serve the pulled pork tacos immediately and enjoy the tender and flavorful combination of the pulled pork, tangy barbecue sauce, and fresh toppings.


Note: Feel free to adjust the seasonings and sauce quantities according to your taste preferences. You can also add additional toppings like cheese, pickled onions, or jalapeños for added flavor and spice.


These pulled pork tacos made from Boston Butt will surely satisfy your cravings and make for a delightful meal!