Take-out Tuesday, BBQ Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salad

You know the old saying, “Cook once, eat twice?”

This recipe is made with leftover BBQ pork,

Topped with unexpected toppings,

and garnished with a fresh lime crema

A perfect summer meal!

We have BBQ pulled pork quite often,

it’s easy to cook low and slow on the grill or in a Slow Cooker

And there are a gazillion things you can do with the leftover meat

These tacos have a topping of fresh pineapple,

cool cucumber, crisp snow peas and crunchy cashews

And a garnish of fresh lime crema

Start with a golden crisped flour tortilla

Top with warm pulled pork and your favorite BBQ sauce

Then add the toppings and a drizzle of crema

I served the toppings in a divided dish so everyone could pick what they wanted

the boys weren’t too interested in the cucumber,

but they loved the pineapple and cashews

Fold it up and dig in!

A wonderful combination of flavors and textures!

BBQ Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salad

A wonderful combo of flavors and textures
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian, Tex-Mex


  • large flour tortillas
  • olive oil
  • cooked pulled pork* {I used meat from a pork butt} or pork tenderloin cut into small pieces
  • BBQ sauce** {any kind you like}
  • fresh pineapple chunks or canned pineapple chunks or tidbits drained
  • snow peas
  • cashews
  • English cucumber {the long ones that are wrapped in plastic}
  • shredded lettuce cabbage or slaw mix, optional
  • Lime Crema**

Lime Crema

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt or more to taste


  • Heat oven to 350, wrap pulled pork in foil and reheat.
  • Heat enough olive oil in a large skillet to coat the bottom. Add tortillas, one at a time and cook until golden, turn over and cook the other side. Repeat with as many tortillas as needed. Drain tortillas on paper towels. Wrap in foil and keep warm.
  • Trim pointy ends of snow peas and cut in half. Rinse and wrap in a clean kitchen towel. Microwave for 1 minute.
  • Cut cucumber into slices and quarter them.
  • Arrange pea pods, cucumber pieces, pineapple, cashews and optional shredded lettuce or cabbage on a large platter or in a divided dish. Set warm pork, BBQ sauce, Lime Crema, and tortillas next to toppings. Diners can serve themselves and assemble their own taco creations.

Lime Crema

  • Mix sour cream with lime juice and add 1/2 tsp garlic salt.  Taste and add more garlic salt if desired


Adjust ingredient amounts as needed
Keyword cashews, dinner idea, leftover pork, pineapple,, pulled pork, snow peas, tacos

BBQ Pulled Pork

Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 pork Boston butt
  • BBQ rub
  • BBQ sauce


  • Coat a pork butt with a BBQ seasoning rub “
  • cook it low and slow on an outdoor grill or in a slow cooker 4-8 hours until done. Time will depend on size of meat, and method used. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. Pork is ready for slicing at 160-170 degrees, but if you let it get to 195-200 degrees the fat will melt and the meat will be tender and ready to “pull.”
  • Let the meat rest for 30 minutes loosely covered with foil.
  • Pull” or shred pork while it is still warm and place it in a baking pan in oven on 200 degrees, covered or in a crock pot on low and blanket with your favorite BBQ sauce and cover to keep warm until serving if desired


Whenever we cook a Boston Butt we cook a big one so we will have plenty of leftovers for sandwiches and recipes like this one
Keyword BBQ, BBQ pork, pulled pork, slow cooker

*Easy Breezy BBQ Sauce click here

Here are some other unique ways to serve leftover pulled pork

BBQ Pork Torta

BBQ Sundae

Potato Pigs

BBQ Supper Egg Rolls

All of these recipes can be made with cooked chicken or beef brisket too

Summer is just around the corner,

Bring on the BBQ!


🥒 🌮 🍍

23 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, BBQ Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salad”
  1. Good morning Jenna. Living in the South, pulled pork is a constant. The BBQ pork tacos with cucumber and fresh pineapple sounds and looks delicious. This would be a combo I would love.

    Happy Tuesday!

  2. Cynthia says:

    These look delicious. I love pulled pork and I know these wouldn’t last long at our house!

  3. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, these look yummy and would be a perfect meal on a hot summer day. Thanks for sharing. I love to make pulled pork in my slow cooker. This will be a perfect way to stretch the meals instead of eating sandwiches for several days. Happy Tuesday!

  4. These look good, Jenna. I sometimes forget to do tacos with other meats and flavors. This is a good reminder. The pineapple is a nice touch, too!

  5. Nancy says:

    Good Morning Sweet Jenna! What a yummy combination! Yum!

  6. Karen says:

    Pork and pineapple, sounds tropical and delicious…like your combination of ingredients. I laughed about the boys not being too crazy about cucumbers, typical. 😁

  7. Mary says:

    Jenna, My hubby smokes a Boston butt on the EGG about every two months and we keep leftovers in the freezer. Love a pork taco or quesadilla!

  8. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, these recipes are all fabulous. I am so hungry looking at this post, and it’s almost bedtime! I’m adding a Boston butt to my grocery list. We love meat cooked slow on the grill and absolutely cook once eat twice maybe more……….

  9. lghiggins says:

    Great ideas for BBQ pork. The tacos look especially appealing to me.

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Your Pineapple Salad is just perfect for the BBQ Pork Tacos! Hope you are having a great week. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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