Braces-Friendly Recipe: Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Soft Tacos With Slaw


Being a Texan, it is no surprise that tacos are my favorite food. I like to try variations of tacos to mix it up a bit in my household. These (braces-friendly!) soft tacos are filled with flavor-packed shredded pork and topped with a fresh honey mustard slaw. Simply throw a pork roast into your slow cooker with some spices and BBQ sauce, let your slow cooker work its magic, and then shred it up. Toss the slaw ingredients together, warm the corn tortillas, and you've got a delicious dinner that will delight the whole family.

Serves: 8-10


1 3-5 pound bone in or boneless pork roast
Garlic powder
Your favorite barbecue sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's)
1 bag corn tortillas
Shredded cheese (I used Chihuahua cheese)

Honey Mustard Slaw

1 bag slaw mix
4 tablespoons dijon Mustard
¾ cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon plus ⅛ teaspoon salt
a few pinches back pepper
2 tablespoons milk

Other optional toppings

Red onion
green onion


  1. Generously season the pork shoulder with salt, pepper and garlic powder, and rub pork shoulder with your favorite barbecue sauce (I used a pastry brush to help me do this).
  2. Place in a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. Once cooked, remove pork shoulder and slightly shred - discard any fatty parts. Careful not to shred the pork too much - you want nice chunks of pork in your tacos.
  4. Add about ½ cup to 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce depending on how big your pork shoulder was.
  5. To make the slaw, whisk the mayo, dijon, honey, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add the slaw to the honey mustard dressing and mix.
  6. To prepare tacos, place a skillet over medium heat.
  7. Add one corn tortilla to the skillet then place a handful of cheese on top of it, then place another corn tortilla on top of the cheese so the tortillas are "glued" together with cheese. Warm through for about a minute or two then flip and warm through on the other side.
  8. Add pork to the tortillas then top with slaw and any additional toppings as you wish.


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