Tacos al Pastor in the Slow Cooker


Delicious al pastor tacos with the ease of a slow cooker. Serve on warmed corn tortillas, topped with cilantro, queso fresco, and diced red onion.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
9 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • ½ (3 pound) boneless pork loin, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple, divided

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • 1 small red onion, quartered

  • ¼ cup white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn


  1. Season pork loin with salt and pepper and place in a slow cooker.

  2. Puree 1/2 of the pineapple with chicken broth, orange juice, red onion, vinegar, lime juice, chipotle pepper, 1 teaspoon adobo sauce, garlic, chili powder, salt, cumin, garlic salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, onion powder, and oregano. Pour over the pork. Add remaining pineapple and frozen corn.

  3. Cook on Low for 8 hours. Shred pork and warm for an additional hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

285 Calories
10g Fat
29g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 285
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 1256mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 34mg 172%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 588mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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