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Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

These perfectly balanced tacos are 1) a breeze to make 2) absolutely divine, your Taco Tuesday just got LIT. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Dinner
Cuisine Slow Cooker
Servings 12 tacos


Dry Rub

  • 30 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon White Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder

For Slow Cooker

  • 1.4 kg Pork Spare Ribs
  • 300 ml Apple Cider
  • 250 g BBQ sauce
  • 100 g Honey
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 whole head of garlic pierced with a skewer

Quick Salsa

  • 2 big salad tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • large handful of coriander
  • large pinch of salt
  • juice of half a lime

To Serve

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • lime wedges
  • Mango, Maple & Coriander Hot Sauce check out my story highlights @the_accidentalchef_


  • Combine the dry rub ingredients in a bowl.
  • Tip the mixture over the ribs and thorough rub to coat.
  • Quarter onions, and pierce garlic with a skewer - add to the bowl of the slow cooker along with the rest of the slow cooker ingredients. Place ribs in the slow cooker. Cover with the lid and cook on low for 7 - 8 hours, or 4 - 5 hours on high. 
  • Once the slow cooker dings, carefully remove the ribs from the pot. Remove all the meat from bones, and shred. Keep an eye out for any bits of fatty gristle and remove them. 
  • Heat a frying pan over high heat, until super hot. Add the rib meat and fry for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The edges will crispy and it'll be DELISH. 
  • Whilst the rib meat cooks; deseed and finely dice the tomatoes, chop the red onions and roughly chop the coriander. Just before serving, add a large pinch of salt and the juice of one lime. 
  • Optional delicious step: Add a ladle full of the stock from the slow cooker just before serving. 
  • Warm your corn tortillas and serve in the centre of the table. 
Keyword Family Favourites, gluten free, taco tuesday
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