Barbecue Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2-1/4 hours


8 servings (16 tacos)

Updated: Jan. 28, 2023
We celebrate taco Tuesdays, so I keep things interesting by switching up the varieties. These pork tacos are super simple to make. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
Barbecue Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
  • 1 can (12 ounces) root beer
  • SLAW:
  • 6 cups shredded red cabbage (about 12 ounces)
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, julienned
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 16 taco shells


  1. Place pork in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Pour root beer over top. Cook, covered, on low just until tender (a thermometer inserted in pork should read at least 145°), 2 to 2-1/2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss slaw ingredients. Refrigerate, covered, until serving.
  3. Remove tenderloins to a cutting board; let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Discard cooking juices.
  4. Coarsely chop pork; return to slow cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce; heat through. Serve in taco shells; top with some of the slaw. Serve remaining slaw on the side.

Nutrition Facts

2 tacos with 1 cup slaw: 396 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 954mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.