3 tacos with pulled pork and coleslaw on a white plate with lime wedges.

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos are sure to please the whole family with tender barbecue pork and creamy coleslaw.


  • 1 (3 lb.) boneless pork butt
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1 cup barbeque sauce, plus more for serving
  • 12 (8-in.) flour tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (16 oz.) bag shredded cabbage/coleslaw mix*
  • 2 green onions, sliced thinly


  1. If the pork butt is tied, remove and discard the string. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the salt evenly over all sides of the pork butt. 
  2. Pour the barbeque sauce into the slow cooker. Place pork butt on top of barbecue sauce and turn it over to coat well in the sauce.
  3. Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl mix together brown sugar, vinegar, garlic powder, mayonnaise, and remaining ½ teaspoon of the salt to make coleslaw dressing. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. When the slow-cooking time has been completed, transfer pork to a medium bowl. Using two forks, shred pork into bite-sized pieces. Add some of the cooking liquid to the shredded pork to moisten it to your preference.
  6. Remove coleslaw dressing from refrigerator. Add cabbage and toss to coat evenly.
  7. Put tortillas on a microwave-safe plate. Top with a damp paper towel. Microwave on high until heated through, about 40-60 seconds.*
  8. Place about ¼ cup of the pulled pork into the center of each flour tortilla. Top them with some coleslaw, green onion, and additional barbeque sauce, if desired.

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*Instead of a bag of shredded cabbage, use 1 small head of cabbage, sliced thinly. It will be about 6-7 cups of sliced cabbage.

**You can instead choose to not heat the tortillas, or to heat them using a different method. If using corn tortillas, see my quick and easy way to heat up corn tortillas.