Pork chops are so quick and easy to cook. It’s a great idea to cook up a bunch and use them to make different things like these spicy leftover pork chop tacos.

Pork Chop Tacos

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Pork chop tacos

Pork chops are so quick and easy to cook. It’s a great idea to cook up a bunch and use them to make different things like these spicy leftover pork chop tacos.

Pork is my favorite meat. It’s so tender and has a great flavor. I love how you can season it any way you like and it takes flavors great to make a variety of dishes. Pork chops are some of my favorite. Whether they are bone-in or boneless pork steaks, they are usually cut thin so they cook up in a snap and the texture is outstanding.

For more easy dinner ideas, check this post out. 

Pork chops with taco seasoning

I love making my own seasoning mixes so I just know what’s in my food. They taste far better too. This homemade taco seasoning mix is my favorite. Take some homemade taco seasoning or your favorite store-bought seasoning and sprinkle liberally over the pork chops. Add some salt and pepper and turn the chops over. Repeat on the other side.

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Let the pork chops set for at least an hour. If you’re going to do more than an hour, cover in plastic and put in the refrigerator. Then cook with whatever method you prefer.

Can you make pork chops in the slow cooker?

Pork chops are great cooked in the slow cooker or crock pot. For the average size pork chop, cook on low about 7 hours. If you are doing the taco seasoning pork chops, add about a cup of water. If your pork chops are super lean, they’ll need some fat as they cook or they’ll be dry, so add a few tablespoons of olive oil or butter to the crock pot.

What to do with leftover pork chops

There are many things you can remake leftover pork chops into. Obviously the best one is tacos. Chop up the pork meat into chunks and you can use it in soup or casserole. If you scramble some eggs, you can toss chopped up chop chunks into that at the end.

Eating leftover pork chops as is is great, but they also make a great baked potato topping. You can put a leftover pork chop on a bun and eat it as a sandwich. You can use strips of cooked pork chop in a stir fry or fried rice.

They would be delicious in a potato hash. Pork and rice cheesy skillet would be great. There are so many ways to use leftover pork chops, the possibilities are endless.

Like I said, the best way to use leftover pork is in tacos.

Pork chop tacos on a plat with a side of beans

Pork chop taco recipes

Pork chop tacos are fairly straight forward. Cook your pork chops with taco seasoning. They would be great grilled. Frying them in a skillet would also be yummy. The recipe below will be sautéed in a pan. Baking them in the oven or using a slow cooker is great too. Even an instant pot is a great idea for cooking pork chop tacos.

Next, you need to decide your flavor profile. Do you want your pork chop tacos to be super spicy or mild? If you want spice, try adding some spicy peppers on top. Do you like fresh ingredients on top like lettuce, tomato, and onion? Or would you rather have avocado and cilantro? Do you like cheese sauce or shredded cheese? What about cotija? Your imagination is the only limit on this flavor.

Make sure as always to cook pork to the proper temperature. 

pork chop tacos close up showing pork chops, onions, hot peppers, cotija cheese and cilantro

Leftover Pork Chop Tacos

Pork Chop Tacos
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Quick and tasty tacos made from pork chops that can even be leftover. Yummy taco seasoning and savory meat.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pork chop tacos, pork chops, leftover pork chops
Servings: 4
Author: Christina
  • 4 pork chops
  • 2 T taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 diced avocado
  • 2 T finely diced onoin
  • 1/2 c cotija cheese
  • jalapenos to taste
  1. Rub salt and taco seasoning mix on pork chops and place in a pan. Set aside for one hour.

  2. Heat skilled with oil on medium high heat.

  3. Cook pork chops until internal temperature of 165 and outside is brown.

  4. Let meat rest 20 minutes.

  5. Slice thinly, removing bone if there is one.

  6. Place the meat from ½ a pork chop on each tortilla and top as desired.

For more pork recipes, check out quick and easy pork meals and how to cook one pork roast and make 5 meals. 

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