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Ginger Beer Pulled Pork Tacos

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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?

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.

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.


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}

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


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:
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.