Ginger Beer Pulled Pork Tacos

These slow cooker ginger beer pulled pork tacos are topped with a spicy chipotle cole slaw and served on toasted corn tortillas. 

These slow cooker ginger beer pulled pork tacos are topped with a spicy chipotle cole slaw and served on toasted corn tortillas.

I have always had a deep down love for tacos. They can be made from just about any delicious meat and topped with just about anything I can dream of. These tacos are made from slow cooker homemade ginger beer pulled pork and topped with a chipotle spiced cole slaw.

You need these in your life.

Trust me.

I mean, let’s face it. Any taco is a taco you need in your life. Am I right?

These slow cooker ginger beer pulled pork tacos are topped with a spicy chipotle cole slaw and served on toasted corn tortillas. 

I LOVE using spicy ginger beer with pork because I think it gives such a great flavor to the meat. It’s sweet and spicy and pairs perfectly with chipotle. If I can’t find a good ginger beer I also really love using Vernor’s ginger ale because it’s the best ginger ale on the planet.

Yes, I have very strong feelings about my ginger flavored sodas.

These slow cooker ginger beer pulled pork tacos are topped with a spicy chipotle cole slaw and served on toasted corn tortillas. 

I made this post as a guest post but I decided to add a bit more copy to the post so Google would start showing it some love. They are so picky about things like word count and what not. AKA: the downside of blogging.

I think the best thing about these spicy tacos is the cool and creamy slaw that gets piled on top. I have always been a slaw on my tacos kind of girl but it gets even better when that slaw is spiced with smoked paprika. Which, as you all know, is my most favorite spice.

I also have pretty hard opinions on that fact that I definitely think these tacos should be served with corn tortillas. While I LOVE me some homemade flour tortillas they just don’t belong in my homemade taco world. These ginger beer pulled pork tacos need corn tortillas.

Deal?

These slow cooker ginger beer pulled pork tacos are topped with a spicy chipotle cole slaw and served on toasted corn tortillas.

Looking for even more taco recipes? Try my Easy Fish Tacos with Citrus Greek Yogurt SlawShrimp Tacos with Apple Pomegranate SalsaChipotle Shrimp Tacos or my Egg White Tacos {Guest Post}

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Ginger Beer Pulled Pork Tacos

These slow cooker ginger beer pulled pork tacos are topped with a spicy chipotle cole slaw and served on toasted corn tortillas.

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients:

For ginger beer pulled pork:

  • 2 large yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 (5 pound) boneless pork butt
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle Jamaican ginger beer
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

For slaw:

  • 1 (16 ounce) bag coleslaw mix
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder

For tacos:

  • Corn tortillas
  • 1 bunch cilantro, stems removed
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges

Directions:

For ginger beer pulled pork:
In a large 6 quart slow cooker add sliced onions and top with pork butt.
Pour in ginger beer.

In a small bowl whisk together ketchup, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, smoked paprika, pepper, cumin, chipotle chili powder, chili powder, garlic powder and Dijon mustard.

Pour homemade sauce over pork butt, cover and slow cook on high for 6-8 hours. Flip the pork butt halfway through cooking.
When the pork is tender remove it from the slow cooker and shred with two fork. Add pulled pork back to the slow cooker and stir to combine. Keep warm while you prepare the tacos.

For slaw:
In a large bowl add all ingredients and mix together until creamy.
Cover and let sit in the refrigerator until you’re ready to make your tacos.
Taste before servings and season with salt if needed.
For tacos:

Set a small skillet over medium-high heat and toast corn tortillas. Each side should take about 30 seconds.

To assemble tacos lay out corn tortilla, fill with pulled pork, top with slaw and sprinkle with cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

24 Responses to “Ginger Beer Pulled Pork Tacos”

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    Sarah W. Caron — September 9, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Oh. Wow. These look delicious!

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    Jordan @ Smile Sandwich — September 9, 2014 at 9:09 am

    OMG I totally trust that I do, in fact, need these in my life. They combine two of my favorite things – ginger beer and tacos!

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    Claire Gallam — September 9, 2014 at 10:28 am

    I want to marry these tacos.

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    janelle — September 9, 2014 at 11:05 am

    I want these tacos in my face right now! They look amazing!

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    Heather // girlichef — September 9, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Ermawgawd…yum! I can almost taste this pork, ginger beer is a genius idea.

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    Alaina {Fabtastic Eats} — September 9, 2014 at 11:49 am

    These sound SO good! I love ginger beer, I cant even imagine the flavor that gives! Trying these asap!

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    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish — September 9, 2014 at 11:51 am

    a) I love ginger beer, and we always have it at the house
    b) I love tacos.
    This recipe is so getting made, asap!!!

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    Denise — September 9, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you for bringing these to the Chez Us table; we love having you there! Cannot wait to try this recipe – ginger beer makes them WOW!

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    Karen @ The Food Charlatan — September 9, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Brandy I love your styling on these tacos! They look amazing!

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    Melanie | Melanie Makes — September 9, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    These look amazing! Can I invite myself over for dinner?

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — September 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I love ginger beer!! And tacos! So this is my kinda meal.

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — September 9, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Your photography blows me away! Love ginger beer I need to make these!!

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — September 9, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    What a great idea using ginger beer in this recipe! Amazing!

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    Ginny McMeans — September 9, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    That is a great guest post. I bet the beer really tenderized the pork amazingly well. Slaw on tacos? Yes!.

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — September 9, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I just want to jump through the screen and slam that taco and coronita in my face.

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    christine — September 9, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    These look so tasty and your photos are beautiful! I could use one of those beers right now too!

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    Lora @cakeduchess — September 9, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Ginger beer…yowzers! Love this idea and must get a closer look at the recipe. Great recipe idea for your guest post!

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    Kim Beaulieu — September 10, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Okay seriously, I want to just shove these in my face right now. Like immediately. These look amazing.

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    Colleen (Souffle Bombay) — September 10, 2014 at 7:56 am

    EVERYTHING about this meal makes me want it desperately! The next time a house is for sale on your street…I need an alert! You cook just the way I want to eat!!

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    Lana@NeverEnoughThyme — September 10, 2014 at 8:46 am

    One of the most enticing tacos I’ve seen in a long, long while. Bravo!

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    Angela {Mind Over Batter} — September 10, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I am love, loving these tacos sooooo hard right now! Seriously… I need to drive out to your house just so you can make me eat my weight in these tacos. I’d be totally down. You can roll me back to the city.

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    Susan — September 10, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I’m pretty sure tacos are my favorite food and I want to try that pork and ginger beer!

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    Rebecca {foodie with family} — September 15, 2014 at 7:07 am

    This recipe is the kind of recipe that makes Taco Tuesday a total fail for me. Wanna know why? Because I want to eat these tacos on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and twice on Sundays.

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    Paula - bell'alimento — September 15, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Get in my belly! Love that you used ginger beer.

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