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Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork

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It’s a slow cooker Mexican pulled pork meal for today’s summer dinner recipe.  You all know I love my slow cooker and especially in the summer!  It’s hard to believe I have another Mexican meat recipe.  I have so many of them but they all have a different taste and are all delicious. This one is great!

Now when I made this recipe I tripled it.  If you are making this, why not get more than one meal done and save some time. This recipe is very saucy and you don’t need all of it for the meat.  So for the second time we had this, I saved the sauce.  It tastes just like enchilada sauce.  So I used the sauce to make enchiladas.  I filled the tortillas with the meat and topped it with the excess sauce followed by some shredded cheese.  This Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork is just as yummy as tacos. However, you decide to use this pork, you are going to love it.

Here’s what you need to make the
Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork

  • SALT
slow cooker mexican pulled pork

Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Course Pork
Cuisine Mexican


  • 2 8 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar divided
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin


  • In a slow cooker, combine the tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, 1 Tbsp of the brown sugar,cayenne pepper, salt, and  garlic.   Stir until well combined.
  • Carefully place the pork into the sauce in the slow cooker.  Make sure it is all covered with the sauce. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Remove the pork from the slow cooker and  shred the pork using two forks, pulling against the grain of the meat.   Pour the sauce from the slow cooker into another bowl.  Add the pork back to the slow cooker and add just enough of the sauce to make the meat saucy just like a bbq pulled pork.  Then mix in the remaining 1 Tbsp of brown sugar for extra sweetness.
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Adapted from Can You Stay for Dinner?

slow cooker mexican pulled pork

This is the original photo from this post. The above photo was updated in October 2023.

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