Slow Cooker Korean Tacos

  • As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

    Slow cooker Korean tacos are so easy to make and the results are a tender & flavorful pork wrapped inside a warm tortilla and topped with a tangy slaw!

    Slow cooker Korean tacos are so easy to make and the results are a tender & flavorful pork wrapped inside a warm tortilla and topped with a tangy slaw!

    Slow cooker Korean tacos via tablefortwoblog.com. The tender & flavorful pork is wrapped inside a warm tortilla and topped with a tangy slaw!

    Slow cooker Korean tacos via tablefortwoblog.com. The tender & flavorful pork is wrapped inside a warm tortilla and topped with a tangy slaw!

    Yesterday, we got an unexpected snow day! Monday was so nice and felt like spring and then Tuesday rolled around and it did a 180. They forecasted 8-11 inches so I think that scared a lot of officials and schools because all the closings started to happen. Woke up in the morning and the government was closed so that was a nice :) I already had MLK day off on Monday and yesterday was just extending the long weekend. They said that today’s wind chill is supposed to be -17 degrees. Oh my gosh, I don’t even want to step foot out of my house. I think I’d literally freeze :) not quite sure how the midwest deals with this kind of cold every winter!

    Slow cooker Korean tacos via tablefortwoblog.com. The tender & flavorful pork is wrapped inside a warm tortilla and topped with a tangy slaw!

    A month or so ago, I had a huge hankering for Korean tacos. There’s this food truck in DC that Jason and I LOVE and try to go to whenever we’re at work and the food truck is around our offices. Well, when I had the craving, it was the weekend and we weren’t anywhere near the city so I had to remedy the situation by creating Korean tacos at home. I found this recipe in the cookbook, 365 Slow Cooker Suppers by Stephanie O’Dea. My friend at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt sent me her book and I couldn’t be more happy with it. Slow cooker recipes are my ultimate favorite and I know they’re your favorite too!

    I loved the tenderness of the pork and the flavor! This pork and the sauce that accompanied it is bold, sweet, and tangy. Jason and I probably ate three tacos each and the leftovers were even better!

    Slow cooker Korean tacos are so easy to make and the results are a tender & flavorful pork wrapped inside a warm tortilla and topped with a tangy slaw!
    5 from 1 vote
    Print

    Slow Cooker Korean Tacos

    Slow cooker Korean tacos are so easy to make and the results are a tender & flavorful pork wrapped inside a warm tortilla and topped with a tangy slaw!
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 9 hrs
    Total Time: 9 hrs 10 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 6 -8
    Calories: 305kcal
    5 Hassle-Free Ways to Simplify MealtimeSign up here for all the secrets!

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 4 pieces
    • 1 cup hoisin sauce
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 green onions, thinly sliced, plus extra for garnish
    • 3 tsp ground ginger
    • 1: 16- ounce package of coleslaw or broccoli slaw mix
    • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
    • 2 tbsp brown sugar
    • Small tortillas or hot cooked white rice for serving, or brown rice

    Instructions

    • Add the pieces of pork in the insert/bowl of your slow cooker. Add hoisin sauce, garlic, green onions, and ground ginger.
    • Toss each piece of pork a few times to fully coat with the sauce and spices.
    • Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours.
    • Prior to serving, in a bowl, toss coleslaw or broccoli slaw mix with rice wine vinegar and brown sugar.
    • Remove pork from slow cooker and shred. Place pork back into the sauce and toss to coat.
    • Serve in warmed tortillas with slaw on top or spoon pork onto a bed of rice. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.
    • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

    Notes

    The Nutrition Facts below do not include the tortillas or rice. 
    Nutrition Facts
    Slow Cooker Korean Tacos
    Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
    Calories 305 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 12g18%
    Carbohydrates 25g8%
    Fiber 3g12%
    Sugar 15g17%
    Protein 29g58%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 

    There are affiliate links within this post.

  • 105 Comments
    Julie Wampler of Table for Two
    Meet The Author: Julie Wampler
    Dinner for Two Cookbook
    Order My Cookbook!

    Dinner for Two

    Leave a Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Comments

  • Ashton says:

    I love this recipe! I’ve made it many times since discovering it last year. I like that it creates yummy leftovers.

  • yoedhita says:

    can i use beef instead?

  • Haley @ Hi-Line Healthy says:

    Great recipe! I made it for dinner tonight and loved it!

  • Caitlin says:

    I am testing this out this out this week as the head of the food committee for our ski trip! I bought pork loin chops for the inaugural run. Do you think these will cook faster than 9 hours? I wasn’t sure exactly which cut to buy. Any pointers?

    • Julie says:

      Those should work and yes, they should cook faster than 9 hours :)

  • Kate says:

    These sound delicious! Can you substitute pork butt?

    • Julie says:

      Yes, absolutely!

      • Kate says:

        Turned out great! Thanks so much! :)

  • Brandy says:

    Can I cook on high for 3-4? Will that damage anything?

    • Julie says:

      No, it shouldn’t damage anything.

  • Sarah says:

    If I double the recipe do I need to increase the cooking time? I’m guessing no but just thought I would check!

    • Julie says:

      No, you should be okay with the cooking time! Just make sure the roasts aren’t stacked on top of each other.

  • Gina says:

    Any suggestions for a pork substitute for this recipe for a vegetarian?

    • Julie says:

      I don’t have any recommendations as far as slow cooker. If you want, you can make this sauce and put it over tofu and vegetables!

  • Jeannie cawley says:

    I skip the sunflower seeds but put a whole rotisserie chicken shre5 in so good and a whole meal

  • Alissa says:

    My boyfriend studied abroad in Seoul and loves this recipe. He can’t wait for the next time I make it!

  • Stacy says:

    I followed this recipe exactly and the meat totally dried out and was burnt! It’s not the first time this has happened. Any crockpot experts out there have any idea what I am doing wrong?? It’s so frustrating! This recipe smelled and sounded delicious, so bummed it didn’t work out.

    • Julie says:

      Do you open your slow cooker throughout the cooking process to check on it? If so, don’t do that. It will dry out the meat. Just let it cook. And, I do know that some slow cookers cook hotter and higher than other slow cookers so you might want to cook it for less time so it doesn’t burn and dry out.

  • Candice says:

    Can I use frozen pork?

    • Julie says:

      You could but you’d have to increase the cooking time

  • Chelsie says:

    Does anybody serve a side item with this what do you serve?

    • Julie says:

      I don’t usually serve anything on the side but you could serve some Asian vegetables or kimchi!

  • Brenda says:

    This looks delicious. My family does not eat pork. What type of beef would you suggest for this?
    Thanks so much!

    • Julie says:

      Chuck roast

    • Caroline says:

      My daughter doesn’t eat pork either, and I substitute chicken thighs. They come out tender and flavorful!

  • Tammi says:

    If I’m using fresh minced ginger how much should I use?

    • Julie says:

      About the same

  • Karen says:

    What do you consider a serving size…._____ ounces?

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Maybe 3-4 ounces?

  • Mike says:

    I love this!!! I used beef and made it in an Instant Pot in an hour. The Cole slaw works so well. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Great adaptation!

  • Joyce F. Furukawa says:

    Hi Julie,…was wondering if chicken could be substituted for the pork. I have a son who has gout and pork is one of the things that sets off an “attack”.

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Yes, definitely! I would recommend chicken thighs instead of breasts!

  • 5 Hassle-Free Ways to Simplify Mealtime
    Would you like to receive notifications for the latest recipes and updates?