Pulled Pork Tacos with Avocado Crema


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Another one for an epic game day spread – Pulled Pork Tacos with Avocado Crema!!

Pulled Pork Tacos with Avocado Crema from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

I’m currently having a love affair with my instant pot. I know I’m totally late to the band wagon, but now I’m on it! It’s everything. But I can’t forget about my slow cooker. It’s been in my life for ages and I will always love the fact that I can put an entire pork butt into my slow cooker with a few other ingredients, turn it on, and then leave the house and come back to a perfect batch of pulled pork. These Pulled Pork Tacos with Avocado Crema are exactly what I want come game day next weekend. It’s a batch of really easy pulled pork, a quick tangy slaw and an avocado sauce that will bring everything together. It’s sweet and salty and creamy and tangy and all in all it’s PERFECT!!! Make it, you won’t be disappointed!

Sweet Pulled Pork Tacos with Avocado Crema



For the Pork

  • 2 cups chipotle salsa
  • 4 ounces canned green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 pounds pork butt
  • Kosher Salt

For the Avocado Sauce

  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 2 whole avocados
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

For the Slaw

  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Small flour or corn tortillas
  • Extra green onions


  • For the pulled pork: in the bottom of a large crock pot, mix salsa, green chilies and brown sugar. Add the pork and sprinkle with salt, cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours. Take the meat out of the crockpot and shred with 2 forks. Return to the pot and mix with the sauce.
  • For the avocado cream sauce: slice green onions and mash the avocados. Add lime, sour cream, cilantro, garlic and salt. Mash to combine.
  • For the slaw: Combine the cabbages, and onion in a large bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and then pour over the cabbage mixture and stir. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Drain before serving.
  • To serve, put some slaw on top of a tortilla, followed by a few spoonfuls of the pork and then a spoonful of the avocado sauce and green onions on top.

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  1. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven

    Oh my goodness. That crema looks ridiculously good!!! 🙂

  2. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    Pork is a big thing in my house…no joke. My boyfriend is obsessed with bacon, pork chops, carnitas, you name it. Pulled pork tacos sound excellent and I know he would be fanatic about them! I love that this can be made over night and requires not so much effort for so much flavor!

    • Gaby

      My fiance is obsessed too!! Guys must like their pork 🙂

  3. aida mollenkamp

    I never thought I’d quote Charlie Sheen, but “winner!”

  4. Laura Brown

    When are you going to list your favorite cookbooks from this past year? Your recommendations last year were the best!…..LWB

    • Gaby

      Oh I’ll totally do another one soon 🙂 xoxo

  5. the wanna be country girl

    Pork and avocado! I’m in. They look wonderful. Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing.
    ~ Caroline

  6. Lisa | With Style and Grace

    heck yeah! love how simple this is and with the touch of avocado cream, delish! do i dare ask how many avocados you go through in a week… 😉

  7. Kristina Vanni

    Great use of in season ingredients. This is a great way to incorporate avocados!

  8. Paul Kalemkiarian

    My family loves tacos…these are sure to be a big hit. As far as a wine pairing, spice is always hard to match. However, this is a light spice and I’m thinking a Merlot. Not a Napa Merlot, but a Santa Barbara Merlot.

  9. Yvearl

    I can’t wait to try this pork recipe! We do pork tacos, pork quesadillas, pork nachos, pork sliders. Clearly we love us some pig! 🙂

  10. Jay

    Just curious, the photo doesn’t show you using the left overs from the crockpot, just the pork and the avocado creme and you don’t mention it. You just omit all the beans, salsa, chilies etc?? Seems like a waste, no?

    • Gaby

      Hi Jay! I use all that stuff in the crock pot for sure! it’s just buried into the back of the photo so you can’t see it. but that stuff is the best 🙂 You’ve gotta put it into the taco for sure.

    • Jay

      Perfect. I would have assumed so. Thanks for the response. Looking forward to trying this!

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    • Gaby

      I use my own line of Chipotle salsa!! Sold at Williams Sonoma

  12. rosie

    Looks amazing!! I want to try via instant pot vs. crock pot. As a total newbie to the instant pot, I want to make sure I don’t screw up the meat. Any tips you can offer in this regard re ordering of ingredients and cook time settings?

  13. Libby Sroka

    Made these pork tacos last night. Everyone at my table raved about them. Pork was excellent with the chipotle salsa and chili’s. The slaw was out of this world! Husband couldn’t get enough! Last but not least the crema was my favorite! Can’t wait to make these again! I think these will be great for a summer time party on the patio ! You score again Gabby! Thank you!!!!

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  15. Jacqueline Church

    Is there a reason you don’t pressure cook the pork in IP or don’t use the IP slow cooker function? Just curious. I have never owned a slow cooker but love the IP. Thanks.

    • Gaby

      you absolutely could! I just tend to gravitate towards the slow cooker