Pulled pork tacos with spicy banana salsa

Your slow cooker is your best friend when it comes to these pulled pork tacos with spicy banana salsa. Succulent, spicy, and all-too easy to pull together, it is sure to be a hit.

By Sophie Gray
  • 20 mins preparation
  • 6 hrs cooking
  • Serves 6
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  • 1/3 cup chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cup store-bought barbecue sauce
  • 400 gram canned chopped tomatoes
  • 160 millilitre beer
  • 1.8 kilogram pork shoulder roast, bone in, trimmed of excess skin and fat
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • small flour or corn tortillas, to serve
Spicy banana salsa
  • 3 bananas, peeled, cut into 1cm chunks
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 red chilli, deseeded, finely sliced
  • 1 handful coriander, roughly chopped


  • 1
    Place the chipotle in adobo sauce, spices, barbeque sauce, tomatoes and beer in the slow cooker and mix.
  • 2
    Season the pork all over with salt. Heat oil in frying pan and brown meat thoroughly all over.
  • 3
    Transfer browned pork to the slow cooker, spoon over some of the sauce and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 9-10 hours.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, make the Spicy banana salsa (see below).
  • 5
    Remove the pork, shred with two forks, strain the sauce through a sieve and mix through the shredded pork.
  • 6
    Serve the pulled pork in a soft taco or warmed tortilla, topped with the Spicy banana salsa.
Spicy banana salsa
  • 7
    Combine the ingredients in a bowl, mix and allow to stand for 10 minutes.


• This salsa is great as a dip with corn chips, or use it as a topping for quesadillas. It is also a good accompaniment to pan-fried fish. • Rather than serving this dish in the tortillas, you could stuff soft rolls with the pulled pork and banana salsa to create child-friendly sliders. • For a delicious low-carb option, consider serving the dish with a salad instead of tortillas.