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Pulled Pork Tacos with Five Spice, Asian Slaw and Sriracha Aioli

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Delicious slow-roasted, Pulled Pork Tacos are rubbed with flavorful Five Spice seasoning and served with Asian Slaw and a Spicy Sriracha Mayo.  A flavorful Asian twist on pulled pork tacos!


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Pulled Pork

  • 1/8 cup salt
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Five-spice (use store-bought or see recipe below)
  • 3.5pound boneless pork shoulder (or substitute beef or lamb roast)
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

Cabbage Carrot Slaw

  • 3 cups cabbage, shredded or finely sliced
  • 1 cup carrots- shredded
  • 1/4 cup red onions sliced thin or 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, mint or Thai basil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice,
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

Spicy Sauce



  1. Rub the Pork: Mix salt, sugar, and 5 spice together. Coat all sides of the Pork roast well, discarding excess. Place in a small baking dish and cover,  refrigerate overnight (or for at least 2 hours).
  2. Bake in a 250F oven for 6 hours, uncovered, basting with the flavorful pan juices once every couple of hours. Pull it from the oven and let it cool a bit. ( Alternatively, if using a slow cooker, cook for 4-5 hours on high or 7 hours on low, adding a 1/4 cup of water to the bottom first)
  3. Shred the pork with two forks. Mix in the vinegar. Keep warm in the oven, slow cooker, or refrigerate, and reheat before serving.
  4. Make the slaw- mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl, and let stand a few minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld.
  5. Make the spicy aioli- mix mayo, sriracha and vinegar in a small bowl.
  6. Toast tortillas in a toaster oven, or “grill” directly over a gas flame over the stove until warm.
  7. Assemble! Place a little spicy aioli sauce on the tortilla, top with pulled pork and slaw. Garnish with an avocado slice (optional) and fresh cilantro and lime wedges.


  1. To make Five Spice from scratch, toast all whole spices, then grind, add to ground spices.
  2. To get the pork crispy, saute in a skillet, letting it brown up, right before serving.
  3. If subbing beef for the pork, cooking time may shorten slightly- to be safe check one hour earlier.


  • Calories: 345