Sunday, June 14, 2020

Hawaiian Pulled Pork Tacos with Pineapple Slaw

I LOVE pulled pork. Well, I dearest whatsoever type of pork for that thing…bacon, pork tenderloin, BBQ pork sandwiches, pork chops; basically my love runs deep for everything pork. In an try to brand something a lilliputian dissimilar than your regular barbecue pulled pork as well as putting it on a bun, I went with TACOS. Not BBQ tacos, only sugariness and smoky pork tacos amongst a tangy pineapple slaw. Combining my beloved for tacos as well as pork alongside the freshest fruity slaw is a huge flavor explosion together with I’m then glad I made a huge batch of this because I was enjoying it allllll calendar week. You can sure as shooting make this inwards the deadening cooker with a smaller pork shoulder, but I highly recommend getting a huge shoulder in addition to doing it inwards the oven inwards a large pot/dutch oven because you lot will dearest this pork and flavor combination.

I institute pineapple preserves at Wegmans too that’s what kinda inspired this whole repast. I’ve never seen pineapple preserves and I was and then intrigued! I dearest sugariness as well as smoky flavors together and I intend that pairs great alongside pork, then that’s how these tacos were born! If you can’t discover the pineapple preserves, I’ve noted below that you tin can purpose 2 cans of crushed pineapple. I’d highly recommend looking for the preserves if y'all tin though.?
Pork is non something I swallow weekly, it’sec definitely a once a month/every couplet months form of treat. You can likewise freeze leftover pork if needed. It’ll remain fresh inwards the freezer for a month or 2. I likewise dearest this recipe because the pork is so multi-role. You can put it over rice, over veggies, position it on salads, inwards a sandwich, inwards a quesadilla, or even just consume the pork over the slaw for a low-carb choice (I did that a few times..soo adept!).
The grilled tortillas here are a MUST. They add such amazing grill/char flavor to the tacos too it’sec delicious alongside the sweetness of the slaw!!
This is a keen recipe to brand on a Sabbatum or Sun when you mightiness accept a little more fourth dimension. The slaw stays for a few days inwards the fridge as well!
What are your favorite ways to swallow pork?


Hawaiian Pulled Pork Tacos amongst Pineapple Slaw



Prep Time 30 minutes

Cook Time five hours

Total Time v hours 30 minutes

Servings viii -ten+ people

Author Molly (Spices inward My deoxyribonucleic acid)


  • For the PORK:

  • 8
    pork shoulder, bone-inwards *encounter notes

  • two
    liquid smoke

  • ane
    hoisin sauce

  • i/four
    soy sauce

  • 1/four
    rice vino vinegar

  • 1
    eight oz. tin crushed pineapple

  • i/two
    pineapple preserves (if you can't notice this, function 2 cans of crushed pineapple)

  • 1
    garlic powder

  • one/iv
    dark pepper

  • sliced scallions, for topping

  • more than fresh pineapple for topping, if desired

  • tortillas of your pick (I used flour too grilled them..then adept!)

  • i
    ocean common salt

  • For the SLAW:

  • i/ii
    minor red cabbage, shredded (nigh 4-5 cups)

  • 1/2
    medium crimson onion, diced

  • ane
    chopped fresh pineapple

  • one/four
    chopped cilantro

  • juice of i/2 a lime

  • juice of 1/2 an orange

  • ane ane/ii
    rice vino vinegar

  • pinch
    of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325℉ or preheat deadening cooker if using a smaller shoulder. Whisk together the pork "sauce" ingredients in a medium bowl (liquid fume, hoisin, soy sauce, rice vinegar, crushed pineapple, pineapple preserves, garlic pulverization, together with black pepper).

  2. Rinse the pork shoulder and dry amongst newspaper towels. Preheat a large skillet to medium/high rut. Rub with the tablespoon of ocean table salt. Sear pork shoulder for 3-4 minutes per side or until it develops a deep gilt crust.

  3. Add pork shoulder to large pot/dutch oven or tiresome cooker in addition to pour over the sauce mixture. Cover as well as make for five hours inward the oven, 4-5 hours for a smaller shoulder on depression inward the irksome cooker, or 8-ten hours on high. (I turned my pork shoulder over halfway through cooking together with ladled some of the cooking liquids over the pork to help it rest juicy throughout the cooking process.)

  4. To brand the slaw, combine all slaw ingredients inward a medium bowl as well as toss to combine. Season to sense of taste amongst table salt.

  5. Once pork is done, withdraw from oven/boring-cooker together with allow cool for fifteen minutes approximately. Shred with 2 forks as well as add together to a big bowl. Pour all of the cooking liquid over the pork too toss to permit it soak inwards. Serve the pork inward grilled tortillas topped amongst slaw, a sprinkle of chopped scallions, and some fresh chopped pineapple!

Recipe Notes

If you desire to use a smaller iv-five lb. pork shoulder, y'all can fix it inwards the tedious cooker instead. I'd fix it 4-v hours on high, or eight-x on depression.