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Pulled Pork Tacos aka Pork Carnitas

Use up last night's leftover pork tenderloin in these easy to make pulled pork tacos for dinner. These pork carnitas are ideal for taco night!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Pulled Pork Tacos, Pork Carnitas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Ali Randall


  • 1 3-pound pork tenderloin
  • 1 McCormick slow cookers BBQ pulled pork seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Taco shells and tortillas
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • Pico de gallo or diced tomatoes
  • Crumbled queso fresco or your choice of cheese
  • Two avocados, sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 250°F. Place the pork tenderloin in a glass baking dish. In a bowl mix together the seasoning packet, ketchup, vinegar and sugars.
  • Pour the mix over the pork tenderloin and add the half cup water to the bottom of the pan. Cover with aluminum foil tightly and bake for 3 hours.
  • Remove the pork from the oven and shred using two forks. Return the shredded pork to the liquid and keep warm in the oven.
  • Fill the warm taco and tortilla shells with black beans, pico de gallo, sliced avocado, and queso fresco.


You can usually find queso fresco in the dairy section of your grocery store near the refrigerated tortilla shells.