Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos With Sweet Salsa

Mixing spicy and sweet is always a favorite combo of ours. Take these slow cooker pulled pork tacos. The pork gets some serious smoky heat through a healthy portion of chipotle peppers with adobo sauce. And the salsa made with cherries and peaches just complements it perfectly. It’s the type of meal that everyone will be looking forward to all day long.

Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos
Spicy pulled pork tacos with sweet salsa, looks as good as it tastes!

Do you want it milder or spicier? You can easily control the heat by changing the amount of chipotle peppers used when cooking the pork or the amount  of jalapeño pepper in the salsa. 

Like fiery tacos? You’ll love these recipes too:

  • Spicy Beef Tacos: The classic – exactly what you want from a tasty beef taco, but we amp up the spices.
  • Fiery Taco Soup: Everything you love about tacos in hearty soup form. This is one you can eat like a meal.
  • Spicy Beef Taco Salad: This one is always a family favorite. We make it spicy, but it’s easy to control the heat (or leave it out completely.)


Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos

Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos With Sweet Salsa

Rich and bold tacos that are sure to be a family favorite
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 20 mins
Course Meal
Servings 16 servings
Calories 272 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

The Spicy Pork

  • 5 pounds pork shoulder or pork butt trimmed and cut into pieces
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce add more if you want it spicier
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups Dr. Pepper
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

The Sweet Salsa

  • 1 cup cherries diced
  • 1 cup peaches diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper minced fine
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 16 flour tortillas for servings

Instructions
 

  • Combine all Spicy Pork ingredients into a 5-quart crock pot, cover, and cook on low heat for 8 hours (or 4 – 5 hours on high heat).
  • An hour prior to pork being done, create the salsa by combining all ingredients and refrigerating.
  • Pull pork pieces from the mix and shred them with a fork. Keep pork to the side.
  • Strain the liquid from the slow cooker through a cheese cloth, and then return the pulled pork to the remaining mix.
  • Serve the pulled pork topped with the sweet salsa in flour tortillas.

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 20gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 859mgPotassium: 402mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 230IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION

Keyword Chipotle in Adobo Sauce, Chipotle Pepper, Jalapeno Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on April 22, 2022 to include new content.
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David 🌴

Matt, This looks to be incredible. Cant wait to try it. And the Sweet Sauce…….