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Slow Cooked Pork Tacos

Slow Cooked Pork Tacos with salsa verde and dried apricots is a must serve on taco night. This is a wonderful fix it and forget it meal!

Slow Cooked Pork Tacos are the perfect taco night dinner. I put everything in the crock pot in the morning then run off to work. At night I need to chop up some toppings or top my salad with the pork mixture. 

I like to use sliced pork loin in this recipe if I can’t find sirloin pork chops. I have found any cut of pork works for this recipe. 

The dried apricots were such a surprise in this recipe but I thought why not give it a try and I am glad I did. I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Cookbook but you can also find it online

Cost Per Serving $3.41 as of August 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $34.09.

If you have a stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $26.48.

  • Cost per serving reduces to $2.65.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.


Recipe serves: 10

Serving size: 1 taco

Equipment needed: crock-pot

Total time: 6 – 8 hours on low or 4 -5 hours on high


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices.

There is about a $7.61 savings for a well stocked pantry. 

Pantry & Spices

Total: $7.61 as of August 2022

  • lime juice $0.92
  • ground cumin $1.28
  • white pepper $3.77
  • hot pepper sauce $1.64


Total: $26.48 as of August 2022

  • 2 tomatoes $1.48
  • 2 avocados $1.76
  • 1 bunch green onions $0.88
  • 1 head lettuce $1.62
  • 1 red pepper $1.38
  • 1 garlic clove $0.54
  • 1 onion $0.40
  • 2 pounds boneless pork sirloin chops $7.42
  • 1 jar salsa verde $2.38
  • dried apricots $3.48
  • 10 flour tortillas 8" $1.98
  • sour cream $1.16
  • block of cheese $2.00

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Mix everything together. 
  3. Place the crockpot on low for 6 – 8 hours or on high for 4 – 5 hours. 
  4. Chop all the toppings and serve on tortilla. Enjoy!

Optional Side Dishes

I like to add a side of rice to my taco dishes. Try a few of my favorites!

Tomato and Green Chili Rice
Speedy Spanish Rice

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 4 under $100 – Menu 2

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