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

Ginger Beer Pulled Pork Tacos on a table.

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 chipotle spiced coleslaw.

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?

Ginger Beer Pulled Pork Tacos on a plate topped with slaw.

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.

Ginger Beer Pulled Pork Tacos being prepared.

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 whatnot. 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 favorite spice.

I also have pretty hard opinions on the 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.


Ginger Beer Pulled Pork Tacos on a plate.

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Ginger Beer Pulled Pork Tacos by Nutmeg Nanny

Ginger Beer Pulled Pork Tacos

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes

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


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


For ginger beer pulled pork:

  1. In a large 6 quart slow cooker add sliced onions and top with pork butt.
  2. Pour in ginger beer.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour homemade sauce over pork butt, cover, and slow cook on high for 6-8 hours.
  5. Flip the pork butt halfway through cooking.
  6. When the pork is tender remove it from the slow cooker and shred with two forks.
  7. Add pulled pork back to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  8. Keep warm while you prepare the tacos.

For slaw:

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

For tacos:

  1. Set a small skillet over medium-high heat and toast corn tortillas. Each side should take about 30 seconds.
  2. To assemble tacos layout corn tortilla, fill with pulled pork, top with slaw, and sprinkle with cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 1094mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 20gProtein: 6g

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Paula - bell'alimento

Monday 15th of September 2014

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

Rebecca {foodie with family}

Monday 15th of September 2014

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.


Wednesday 10th of September 2014

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

Angela {Mind Over Batter}

Wednesday 10th of September 2014

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.


Wednesday 10th of September 2014

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

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