Slow Cooker Jerk Pork Tacos

Slow Cooker Jerk Pork Tacos with Caribbean Salsa

Taco….Thursday? I’ll take it.  Every day is a good day for tacos.

Have you noticed we’re obsessed with tacos in my house?  These slow cooker jerk pork tacos are succulent, a little spicy, and are perfectly balanced with the fruity, creamy, Caribbean salsa.

Slow Cooker Jerk Pork Tacos

I knew it would be nearly impossible to compete with the Pork Tacos Al Pastor I made earlier this week, but I had to use up that other half of the pork shoulder!

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Just look at that beautiful butt, ready to simmer in a slow cooker for 9 hours.

This pork, dare I say it, was just as good.  A little different twist with the jerk and caribbean vibe, but equally as delicious.

Slow Cooker Jerk Pork Tacos

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A happy man devouring some tacos.  Followed by, “Wow I’m so glad I met you”.

Take it from T- this pork is GOOD, people!

Slow Cooker Jerk Pork Tacos with Caribbean Salsa
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 lb pork shoulder (Boston butt)
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp mild jerk seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 lime, squeezed
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup diced mango
  • ¼ red onion, diced
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Soft taco shells
Instructions
  1. Make the marinade: Combine garlic, jerk seasoning, salt, lime juice, orange juice, and cayenne in a gallon sized Ziplock bag with the pork shoulder. Let marinade overnight.
  2. In the morning, place contents of the marinade bag into the slow cooker with the pork. Cook on low heat for 8-9 hours.
  3. Shred pork with two forks, and continue to cook 30 more minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, make the salsa: combine diced avocado, mango, onion, lime juice, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Chill until ready to serve.
  5. Heat taco shells, fill with shredded pork, and top with caribbean salsa.
 

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