Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Tenderloin Tacos

I love, love to use my slow cooker,

it is such a great feeling knowing that dinner is cooking itself!

Plus it will keep your kitchen cool in the summer

and promise you a warm pot of comfort in the winter…

Change up your Taco Tuesday

with pork tenderloin & pineapple tacos!

Simple ingredients magically transformed in your slow cooker

for a family friendly, easy and delicious dinner

The pork tenderloin cooks low and slow,

bubbling away all day in a sweet and tangy bath

of soy sauce, pineapple juice, apricot preserves, pepper,

garlic, and pineapple chunks

Near the end of cooking time,

shred the pork with 2 forks right inside the slow cooker

Let it keep simmering away

while you make the Pineapple BBQ Sauce for serving~

Put the ketchup, reserved pineapple chunks, more apricot preserves,

white vinegar, brown sugar and lime juice

into a food processor or blender

Puree until smooth

You can use corn tortillas or flour tortillas

I used flour tortillas that I lightly browned and kept warm until serving

Place shredded meat and pineapple down the center of tortillas

Top meat with sauce and green onions

Fold one side of tortilla over meat forming a taco

Serve with a crunchy slaw like this

Easy Asian Salad with Sesame Dressing

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Tenderloin Tacos

Pork tenderloin is cooked low and slow in a Asian pineapple sauce, then shredded and served in tortillas with an apricot BBQ sauce…an easy busy day supper!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 days 7 hours
Course Main Course, slow cooker
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 6 qt. slow cooker


Pineapple Pork

  • 2 pork tenderloins, about 2 lbs
  • 2/3 can 21 oz., pineapple chunks or rings in juice, reserve other 1/3 of pineapple for sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp apricot preserves
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Apricot Pineapple BBQ Sauce

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 can pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 14 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice


  • 6" flour tortillas, plan on 2-3 per person*
  • chopped green onions for garnish


Pineapple Pork

  • Drain juice from pineapple can and place in a large measuring cup. Cut pineapple rings into chunks if necessary
  • Add soy sauce, apricot preserves, garlic and pepper and stir to combine.
  • Spray slow cooker with cooking spray and add tenderloins
  • Put pineapple chunks on meat
  • Pour sauce mixture over all.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 1/2 hours
  • Uncover and shred meat with two forks inside slow cooker, place cover back on and continue to cook for 30 more minutes

Apricot Pineapple BBQ Sauce

  • Put all ingredients into a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Set aside until serving.


  • Saute flour tortillas in butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat until they begin to turn golden and puff up a little, flip and cook the other side. Drain on paper towels. Wrap in foil to keep warm until serving or reheat in foil before serving.
  • Remove pork from liquid in the slow cooker and place in a serving bowl. Using tongs, place a generous amount of meat on half of a tortilla, top with Apricot Pineapple BBQ sauce and fold other half of tortilla over filling forming a taco. Garnish with green onions
  • Serve with a crispy slaw


*You can use any size tortillas you like, if you use larger tortillas you can make the tacos bigger and you won’t need as many
I like to use flour tortillas, but use corn if you prefer
Keyword crock pot meal, pork and pineapple tacos, pork tenderloin, slow cooker dinner, slow cooker pork tacos


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25 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Tenderloin Tacos”
  1. Pork and pineapple are fantastic together! The taco with slaw looks so appetizing and moreish, Jenna.

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    Thanks Jena. I am also a huge fan of my slow cooker and I have been looking for a good recipe for pork tenderloin. It dries out so fast! I am definitely bookmarking this recipe.

  3. Nancy says:

    Good Morning, Jenna.
    Another great way to enjoy Pork Tenderloin. Thank you for this delicious recipe.
    Enjoy your last few days of August!

    • Thank you Nancy, I love set and forget recipes!

    • I just tried to leave a comment on your post today and it keeps telling me to log in and after I do, it says it can’t find my account…I’ve tried on 2 different browers…this WordPress glitch is making me crazy!

      • Nancy says:

        I know… it’s been crazy! I’m commenting directly from WordPress Reader and it’s been easier for me.
        I will let them know AGAIN and how exactly it is happening. They are aware and say it will be fixed this week. We sure hope so!

  4. Good morning, Jenna. This pork tenderloin looks amazing and pineapple is the perfect ingredient. My family would love this. Happy Tuesday!

  5. WOO! The tartness of pineapple is always a tingle of tangy tastiness. Yet another great combo from you! thanks.

  6. lulu says:

    I’m with you when it comes to slow cooking.

  7. Thank you so much for the recipe. I was just sitting here thinking what we can have for dinner tonight….and there you are sharing a great recipe. It looks delicious!

  8. Barb says:

    Will definitely try this recipe. 2 questions: is it possible to use an Instant Pot; and I have never heard of “sweet” lime juice. Is there a way to duplicate it. PS: love your blog.

    • Hi Barb, I’m sure it could be adapted for your Instant Pot, but you might need to google search for an instant pot version you could go by for times…as for the lime juice, just use a squirt of real lime or skip altogether~ hope it works out!

  9. lghiggins says:

    Sounds like a delicious take on “Asian tacos.” Any kind of slaw would probably be good with it, but yours would be delicious.

  10. thefrenchhutch says:

    What a great recipe just in time to pull out the slow cooker. Sounds delicious Jenna!

  11. Mary says:

    Looks so tasty Jenna! I need to use my slow cooker more frequently! Happy almost September. ♥

  12. This looks delicious! I love using my slow cooker and use it a lot. That and my coffee pot are two appliances that is a must have to me. Hope your week is going well. September coming in quick now! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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