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Slow Cooker Asian Pork Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

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These Slow Cooker Asian Pork Tacos with Cabbage Slaw got me out of my dinner rut with tender,  flavorful pork topped with an easy colorful slaw!

Slow Cooker Asian Pork Tacos with Cabbage Slaw  on a white platter

Slow Cooker Asian Pork Tacos

As we moved into fall, I was tired of grilling burgers every weekend, yet it was too hot to fix a batch of chili or other autumnal comfort food. Slow cooker Asian pork tacos were a perfect alternative, especially topped with a classic rainbow slaw. The pork was super easy to throw together. I simply plopped it into the slow cooker over a bed of chunked onions. As it started to cook, I mixed the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and let it simmer away until thickened, then basted the pork with the magical mixture.

Slow Cooker Asian Pork Tacos with Cabbage Slaw in a white casserole dish

Shredded Pork

The flavorful, shredded pork was easily transformed into tacos by spooning it into tortillas of one’s choice. I enjoyed mine with a simple cabbage slaw, but you could definitely stay with the theme and create an Asian slaw with ginger, garlic, a splash of soy and sesame oil and more.

I preferred my shredded pork tacos with a basic coleslaw, but the tender, slow cooked pork stole the show. Volunteer to be the shredder as it gives ample opportunity to do some sampling. All in the name of quality control, of course. Hope you’ll give these slow cooker Asian tacos a try to celebrate National Taco Day on October 4!

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Slow Cooker Asian Pork Tacos with Cabbage Slaw | Shredded pork tacos with an Asian twist!

Slow Cooker Asian Pork Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

Scrumptious pork tacos with an Asian flair!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Entree, Pork, Slow Cooker
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Asian-American


  • 34 pounds pork shoulder or butt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • kosher salt (marinade is salty so don’t over season unless you’re using low sodium soy sauce)
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves minced

For Cabbage Slaw:

  • 1 pound bag of slaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into very thin strips
  • 1/4 small red onion, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Chopped cilantro, jalapeno slices to garnish, if desired


In a saucepan mix oyster sauce, honey, soy sauce, ½ cup of water, sesame oil, mirin,  rice wine, ginger and garlic. Simmer until thickens, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reserve 1/4 cup for basting and let the rest cool to room temperature.

Place onion chunks in bottom of crock pot and set as low. Lightly salt and pepper the pork on both sides and place on top of the onions.

Baste top and sides of pork with the reserved sauce. Add the lid and cook for 6-8 hours on low or 3-5 hours on high. Meat is cooked when it shreds easily with two forks.

Remove excess fat and shred.

Strain the cooled sauce. Add sauce to the pulled pork (to taste), and refrigerate leftover sauce up to 2 weeks.
While meat is cooking make the slaw. In a large bowl add vegetables.

Mix together dressing ingredients, add to vegetables and toss.  Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired.
Serve pork in corn or flour tortillas and top with cabbage slaw.


  • Calories: 857kcal
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Sodium: 1869mg
  • Fat: 55g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 48g
  • Cholesterol: 188mg
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18 comments on “Slow Cooker Asian Pork Tacos with Cabbage Slaw”

  1. Tender juicy pork with crunchy colourful slaw…that’s a perfect combo for a delicious, comforting and healthy meal!

  2. Liz these look fantastic! I love anything I can put in my slow cooker! We will be making these for Taco Tuesday for sure!

  3. I need this recipe Liz! We have monthly family dinners and this would be perfect. I bet everyone is going to love this. Thanks so much for sharing

  4. I just had my first fried fish with slaw cant wait to try my pork in one of these what an awesome idea!

  5. I love slow cooker pulled pork, it’s so easy and very flavourful, and I’m certain your Asian twist is mucho delicious! Plus it make the house smell amazing after a long day at work. This is perfect for this time of year.

  6. we love tacos !!
    looks wonderful !

  7. Asia+Mexico=Delicious1!

  8. I’m all about the slow cooker meals, Liz! I feel that all tacos should have a cabbage slaw 😉 Looks great!!

  9. This sounds really good, I know I’d love it:@)

  10. I love that you basted the roast before you cooked it. a great way to layer the flavor!

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