leftover pork tacos on a plate with salsa

Leftover Pulled Pork Tacos

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There is nothing better than leftovers to make a quick dinner. I love making pulled pork and having it leftover for different dishes and these leftover pulled pork tacos are some of our favorites!

leftover pulled pork tacos on a plate garnished with sour cream and cilantro

Who doesn’t love tacos? And pork is the most flavorful meat! And who doesn’t love a dinner that comes together in minutes? I know I love all those things and I love using leftovers to get dinner on the table fast!

No one likes to wait for dinner and I work hard with my daycare kids for 10 hours a day, so making dinner is always a chore after all that. And the best part about these tacos is they are kid friendly and I can serve them to my daycare kids too. They gobble them up! Here are more ideas for picky eaters that can feed your family and the daycare kids.

Leftover shredded pork recipes

A pork butt or shoulder roast will make a ton of meat. You can make at least 5 meals for an average sized family with just one roast! I just jam it in the crock pot, cook it all night and shred it up to freeze in batches. Such a time saver and a huge money saver too!

pork roast in the crock pot

Leftover pork ideas

Here are more ideas for leftover pulled pork:

You can top your pork tacos with anything you like, here are some yummy ideas to choose from:

  • Cotija cheese
  • Mexican ranch dressing drizzle
  • Shredded cheddar or Monterrey jack cheese
  • Chopped onions
  • Caramelized onions
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • Mexican crema
  • Squeeze of lime
  • Chopped cilantro
leftover pulled pork tacos on a plate
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Leftover Pulled Pork Tacos

Tender, juicy leftover pulled pork in a soft warm tortilla is the ultimate comfort food with a bit of kick!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: leftover pork roast, pulled pork tacos
Servings: 4
Author: Christina


  • 2 cups shredded leftover pork meat
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • ½ tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce
  • ½ Bunch of Cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • taco toppings of your choice


  • Wrap the tortillas in a clean dish towel and sprinkle with water
  • Microwave for 30 seconds
  • Reheat the leftover pulled pork in a small skillet until warmed through
  • Add the seasonings (except for cilantro) and continue to cook about 5 minutes.
  • Fill each tortilla with a spoon full of meat mixture and top as desired. Sprinkle cilantro on top and squeeze a wedge of lime over top.

Of course, you can also use flour tortillas for your tacos. You heat them up the same way as the corn tortillas.

leftover pulled pork tacos on a plate

BBQ pulled pork tacos

If you want to make your tacos with a bbq smokey flair, just leave out the chipotle and add barbecue sauce instead. You’re going to love it. It’s soooo good.

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