It’s been nearly two months since I shared a new taco recipe and, well… that’s not even right.

Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw I howsweeteats.com

Monday is calling and tacos are answering! Exclamation points!

Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw I howsweeteats.com

Monday is also calling and telling me that I should stay on the couch and watch Friends all day long and maybe even some old-school throwback I’m-crushing-on-Devon-Sawa movies while I read trashy magazines and I’m not sure what the answer is to that. I can be bought, Monday. Just so you know.

Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw I howsweeteats.com

These are sort of summery, but heck – so is our weather right now. All I want to do is hate on it, but I’m probably just going to eat tacos instead. And margaritas. Lots of margs.  This little taco is so full of flavor: tender, juicy pork (I can’t stop laughing), some fresh cilantro lime avocado cream, a sweet chili slaw with a little kick and a bunch of crumbled cheese. Flava bomb.

It’s basically the only answer to Monday.

Err, the only answer I’ve got.

Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw I howsweeteats.com

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Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw

Yield: serves 4 to 6

Total Time: 8 hours

Ingredients:

4 pounds pork roast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 ounces beer
2 cups sliced green cabbage
3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
1 lime, juiced
a bunch of (4-inch) tortillas, for serving
cotija cheese, for crumbling

cilantro avocado cream
1 avocado, chopped
1 lime, juiced + zested
3 tablespoons sour cream or greek yogurt
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cover the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the pork on all sides just until it is golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove the pork and place it in the crockpot. Pour your favorite beer over top, cover and cook for 8 hours on low. After 8 hours, remove the top and pull the pork apart with tongs or forks. I toss it well with the beer and then cover it and let it cook for another 15 minutes or so. You have to really toss the meat with the juice to combine everything. Taste the pork and season it additionally if desired.

To make the slaw, add the cabbage to a large bowl. Toss it with the sweet chili sauce and the lime juice, adding in a pinch of salt. You can make this a few hours ahead of time and keep it in the fridge if desired.

To make the avocado cream, add the avocado, lime juice and zest, sour cream or yogurt and the cilantro to a food processor. Blend until pureed and creamy.

Assemble the tacos by adding some pork to each tortilla and covering it with a drizzle of the avocado cream. Add the slaw on top and crumble on a bit of cheese.

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Oh and this answer. Always.

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87 Responses to “Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw.”

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    Tieghan — October 7, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    Ha, I love the photo of the limes! It kind of makes me happy for some reason. Well, that and these tacos do! Because tacos on a Monday are just right! Gotta get through the day somehow and tacos are always a good answer!

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    Lauren @ The Highlands Life — October 7, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    Yeah, seriously, what is up with this warm weather? Where is fall? Oh well, I shall do the same as you and eat tacos and drink margaritas. Poor me.

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — October 7, 2013 @ 7:28 am

    Love the pulled pork right now. I am addicted to using it since I took out my slow cooker, now I need it everything.
    Nothing wrong with more tacos recipes, we all need more of those in our lives.

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    Rayna — October 7, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    These tacos sound delicious. I’ve only just tasted pulled pork and I’m loving it. Must add this to a list of recipes to try

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    Leslie — October 7, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    I was just looking for a pork taco recipe yesterday! It is like you read my mind.

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — October 7, 2013 @ 7:53 am

    OMG. Did you just say Devon Sawa!?!? He was my #2 crush as a teen (#1 being Freddie Prinze Jr) and I think I’ve seen Wild America approximately ten squillion and six times. Thank you for the throwback this morning!! And ps, your photos from the retreat looked amazing! :)

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    Christina — October 7, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    LOVE pulled pork tacos. I’ll take one for Monday.

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    Brittany — October 7, 2013 @ 8:19 am

    Devon Sawa was a huge crush of my mine growing up. He and JTT. :)

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion — October 7, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    Yay for taco’s… can’t get enough!

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    Cate @ Chez CateyLou — October 7, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    This is definitely brightening up my Monday – they look amazing!

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    Jenna — October 7, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    These look fantastic!!

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    DeLallo Foods — October 7, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    Looks delicious! Perfect pick-me-up for Monday.

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    Melanie @ carmelmoments.com — October 7, 2013 @ 8:54 am

    I can’t describe how delicious these look! I definitely will be trying asap! Love the lime in the pictures. Makes em pop.

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — October 7, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    HUZZAH for taco night! Now my Monday is complete. PS. Love that serving plate!

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    Stephanie @ PlainChicken — October 7, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    the tacos look too pretty to eat! They sound delicious!!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — October 7, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    I want to sing to these tacos.

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — October 7, 2013 @ 9:55 am

    I wish I could stay home all day and watch reruns of Felicity, and eat these tacos. I’ve been dying to make pulled pork tacos for a while now–a crockpot would make this sort of thing SO much easier!! I need one :(

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    Vicki @ WITK — October 7, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    A rainy Monday is the best day to sit around the house in yoga pants watching Friends. Add tacos to the mix and it’s heaven!

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    Alexe @ Keys to the Cucina — October 7, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    These look amazing, and I think pulled pork tacos are so underrated. My boyfriend and I love making a big pork shoulder and seeing how many recipes we can make out of it, and this is definitely one of our favorites!

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    Ali @ Inspiralized — October 7, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    Yummmmmm – tacos are ALWAYS a good choice. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Karly — October 7, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    I was JUST looking for an answer to Monday. I knew you’d come through for me.

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — October 7, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    I want ALL of this!

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    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat — October 7, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    I could eat tacos every day- starting with these! Yee haw!

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    Kylie @ immaeatthat — October 7, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    Loving that second to last picture of the limes!! Also are these pictures taken on travertine?! Gah love me some travertine.

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    Beth @ bethcakes — October 7, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    Such a pretty sight! Pulled pork tacos AND they’re from a slow cooker? I love all of this. :)

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    DessertForTwo — October 7, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    I was JUST about to email you and demand a taco recipe. It’s been too long. Love ya!

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    Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies — October 7, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    This looks completely delicious! I love spicy-sweet flavor combinations, and I LOVE pulled pork. This recipe looks like it could be an instant favorite in my household! Definitely pinning to try this one!

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    Mary — October 7, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    OMG, this looks fantastic, and I just had pulled pork tacos a few weeks ago. I don’t care. Also, my hubby and I curled up and watched Friends on Saturday. I’m baking your sea-salt chocolate cookies for a potluck and I think watching more Friends is in order!

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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — October 7, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    Yes to these. Just yes. I think pulled pork was made for tacoification.

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — October 7, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

    Totally drooling over these!

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    kelly @ livelovepasta — October 7, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    Your tacos always look to.die.for. I recently tried your short rib tacos…WOW! Looks like these are next on my list.

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    Wendy@ All Kinds of Miles — October 7, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    I totally support tacos year-round. And margs! And ice cream! Summer, please don’t go.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 7, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    Sweet chili slaw/cilantro avocado cream – sounds good on anything! Love how creamy it looks!

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    Andrea — October 7, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

    I really need to make more pork and I think I’m going to start with these tacos! They look delicious and healthy too!

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    Michelle — October 7, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

    Gorgeous food styling! Love that first picture!

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    mika — October 7, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious!!

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    Allison@Celebrating Sweets — October 7, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    Those tacos sound amazing. I’ll be making them later this week!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — October 7, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    Too bad I didn’t have this recipe to celebrate national taco day this past friday! I took it easy and let the restaurant do the cooking instead haha.

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    Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs — October 7, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

    These look so good! And the pomegranate margaritas seem especially appealing — must be Monday :)

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    Mariah and Coty — October 7, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

    Trashy mags and tacos, sounds like a legit Monday to me!

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    Brittany from CountingMyCupcakes — October 7, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

    The pictures for this post are absolutely gorgeous. I don’t even eat much meat, but this is really making me want to.

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    ml — October 7, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

    love the goofy monster face those tacos and the limes on top make :]

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    Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food — October 7, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

    Any kind of taco is okay in my book!

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    Katie — October 8, 2013 @ 12:05 am

    These look delish! When I was in NYC I had my first fish taco (I’m from New Zealand). Now I just want to eat tacos always! Great photography too.

    Katie

    Sweet Apple Lifestyle

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — October 8, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    These are just the ticket regardless of the weather.

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    Kim I. MD — October 8, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    Yum! My husband will love this!

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    HeatherChristo — October 8, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    These are so beautiful and completely perfect for all of the tailgating going on around here. LOVE them.

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — October 8, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    Love this but then I love sweet chili sauce so much I could (or do) eat it with a spoon. Great idea for tacos!

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    Kathy — October 8, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    Any night can be taco night! These look fabulous!

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    Sarah — October 8, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    These sound super delicious, and thank you for changing the tags on your pictures so they are more descriptive for pinning! That is super helpful!

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    • Jessica — October 8th, 2013 @ 11:39 am

      haha you are welcome! i had no clue how to do that until this past weekend. i’m slowly going through and trying to change the others. :)

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