Leftover Pulled Pork Tacos

These Leftover Pulled Pork Tacos feature prepared-in-advance pulled pork, a spicy peach salsa, avocados, and crumbled cotija cheese. If you’re into meal prep (like I am!), this is a great way to use your meal prep pulled pork. If you’ve thawed your pulled pork, you can have these amazing pork tacos ready in under 30 minutes!

This pulled pork tacos recipe is more of a template than a recipe, but I’ll focus on either this leftover smoked pork or this Instant Pot pulled pork. If you have a favorite pulled pork recipe, I’m sure it will taste great with these taco toppings…

Plated leftover pulled pork tacos on a red ceramic plate.
Components for leftover pulled pork tacos: Pulled pork, spicy peach salsa, sliced avocado, crumbled cotija, and warm corn tortillas.

👩🏻‍🍳 Tamara Talks – About Leftover Pulled Pork Tacos

My husband Mark and I regularly cook a 5-7 pound pork loin for meal prep for tacos. I do it different ways, but most often, it’s this smoked pork, or this Instant Pot pulled pork. Either recipe is fantastic, but the smoked pulled pork requires a smoker set up. If you have a pulled pork recipe that you love, it should work in these leftover pulled pork tacos just fine.

When I make a big batch of pulled pork, I package it in meal-sized portions of about 1 pound each. We will get 2 dinners (usually tacos), and enjoy either a breakfast of scrambled eggs and pulled pork or a lunch of pulled pork on a salad or with beans. Knowing I have these packages of delicious pulled pork in the freezer for a quick meal is awesome!

Other than the leftover pulled pork, you’ll need corn tortillas, a few of your favorite toppings, and a great salsa. I love to pair pork and peaches as in this pork chop with green chile polenta. The peach salsa in that recipe seemed like an obvious choice to me. If peaches are not available, another fruit based salsa fresca/pico de gallo would be a good choice

Components for leftover pulled pork tacos - Pulled pork, spicy peach salsa, avocado, cotija, and tortillas.
Ingredients for the pulled pork tacos: Fresh peach salsa, pulled pork, avocados, jalapeños, and limes.

Pork Tacos and Toppings

  • pulled pork – You can use your favorite pulled pork recipe. If you like to smoke foods, you’ll love this smoked pork for tacos. This Instant Pot pulled pork is really good if smoking isn’t in your wheelhouse, or you don’t have time.
  • tortillas – I always use corn tortillas for tacos. They’re gluten free, lower in calories, and they taste better (IMHO). Of course the choice is yours!
  • salsa – I’m especially fond of this peach salsa that is shown in the photos, but feel free to substitute your favorite fresh salsa. Fruit-based salsas pair especially well with pulled pork.
  • avocado – I don’t think I ever serve tacos without sliced avocado, but the choice is yours.
  • greens – I like the crunch of shredded cabbage. Leaf lettuce is a great option too.
  • cheese – Sometimes I use crumbled aged cotija, but sometimes I don’t. The creaminess of the avocado is usually enough fat for this health-conscious girl.
  • garnishes – I almost always have a garnish or two – lime wedges, jalapeños, and cilantro sprigs.

🔪 Instructions

  • Heat the pulled pork – I make the pulled pork in 5-7 pound batches, and freeze them in 1 pound packages. I thaw them overnight in the refrigerator if possible. NOTE: Partially frozen pork can be warmed gently on the stove. I add about 1/2 cup of chicken broth to the saucepan.
A glass bowl of the pitted and diced peaches for the peach salsa.
  • Prepare the peach salsa – Peel the peaches if you’re skin averse. I like the added texture and color. Remove the pits from the peaches. If you’re dealing with cling peaches, simply slice all the way around starting at the stem end, and twist the 2 halves to break in two. Remove the pit. See The Easiest Way to Pit a Peach for more. Dice. NOTE: A small dice will make the peach salsa easier to keep in the taco rather than falling out.
All of the ingredients for the pico de gallo in a glass bowl - peaches, cilantro, scallions, and jalapenos with lime juice.
  • Make the salsa – Combine salsa ingredients in a bowl. Use enough fresh lime juice to moisten the salsa. You don’t want it swimming in lime juice.
Leftover pulled pork in corn tortillas ready for toppings.
Warm corn tortillas filled with pulled pork before toppings are added.
  • Fill warm corn tortillas – Fill with a tablespoon or two of pulled pork, then top as desired with salsa, shredded cabbage (if desired), and avocado and/or cheese. Serve with additional lime, cilantro, and jalapeños as desired. Enjoy!
A close up of 3 leftover pulled pork tacos with lime wedges and copper fork.
3 leftover pulled pork tacos topped with spicy peach salsa, cotija, cilantro, limes, and avocado.

❓ FAQ

Are these tacos kid-friendly?

Yes. If you’ve adjusted your pork recipe to be mild, you’re all set. Make the salsa according to their ability to enjoy chile peppers (or omit them entirely).

Are these tacos healthy?

Absolutely! They’re gluten free, clean, nearly fat free (depending on your chosen pulled pork and salsa recipes).

💭 Tips

If you need more meal ideas for your leftover pulled pork, we love it scrambled with eggs either in or out of a corn tortilla for breakfast. It’s also really good with this salsa verde over rice. Try adding a little leftover pulled pork to chilaquiles in lieu of the black beans for a spectacular brunch dish!

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We love tacos, and while we don’t always do #TacoTuesday, we do have various kinds of tacos 3-4 times per month. If you love tacos, you may want to take a look at my tacos category!

Signature in red and green with chiles and limes. Healthyish Latin cuisine.

A red ceramic plate with 3 leftover pulled pork tacos with peach salsa and avocado.

Leftover Pulled Pork Tacos

These pulled pork tacos are a fantastic way to use meal prep pulled pork when you make a big batch. Served with a fresh peach salsa, these tacos will dance in your mouth!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 364 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound pulled pork
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup fresh salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 avocado - sliced
  • 12 corn tortillas - warmed

Instructions

Notes

Macronutrients are based on the pulled pork, 3 tablespoons of salsa, shredded cabbage, sliced avocado, and 3 corn tortillas.

Nutrition

Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 12g

NOTE: Macronutrients are an approximation only using unbranded ingredients and MyFitnessPal.com. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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