Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork Tostadas

Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork Tostadas are not only delicious, but easy to make when you use your CrockPot! Piled on baked tortillas or served in bowls, you’ll love this flavorful spin on pulled pork.

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Have you tried Jerk Pulled Pork yet? The recipe I’m sharing today cooks in the CrockPot with a jerk seasoning that can only be described as “perfection.”

Pulled pork in the slow cooker is nothing revolutionary. If you own a Crock Pot and have spent some time online scouring for recipes, chances are more than stellar that you’ve come across plenty of pulled pork recipes by now.

Cooking meat over the course of several hours recreates the classic pit-cooked BBQ method for making pulled pork so well. Few of us have an entire barbecue pit in our backyards for making pork, so the Crock Pot is the ideal preparation method for home cooks.

What is Jamaican Jerk?

In Jamaica, jerk cooking involves rubbing meats with a spicy seasoning blend known as “jerk seasoning.” This hot and sweet spice mix usually includes cinnamon or nutmeg (often both) along with cayenne pepper, garlic powder, allspice and tons of herbs.

Its flavor is like no other I’ve tried. The perfect balance of herby and spicy with a sweet fragrance and no hint of sharpness that other spice blends sometimes have. I’m obsessed with the flavor it gives meat, especially, pulled pork.

These days, you can find ready made jerk seasoning at most grocery stores. I picked up a fresh jar to use with some pork I had in my fridge. The plan? Slow Cooker Jamaican Pulled Pork!

Jerk Pulled Pork

Jerk Chicken might be the most popular meat seasoned with jerk spice mix, but that’s going to change for you when you taste this pulled pork.

Slow cooking pork all day in the CrockPot makes it so juicy and tender, you barely have to touch it with the fork for it to fall into perfect shreds. Along with the jerk seasoning, I also use freshly squeezed orange juice and beef broth to imbibe the meat with even more moisture and flavor.

You cook everything in the slow cooker for about 8 hours, then shred and serve as desired. With such little “hands on” time required, this crockpot dinner is always a great option! Full of warm spices and juicy pork flavor, it’s a meal you’ll want to make again and again.

If you think CrockPot dinners all taste the same, you haven’t tried Jerk Pulled Pork yet!

Pulled Pork Tostadas

The last time I made Jerk Pulled Pork this way, I was craving something crunchy to eat it with. Tostadas were the answer!

To keep things easier (and a little healthier), I baked corn tortillas in the oven until crispy. You could also pan fry them on the stove with a small amount of vegetable oil. Place fried tostadas on paper towels to drain off the excess grease.

To assemble the tostadas: Scoop a ladle full of the jerk pulled pork onto each tortilla. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese, then add lettuce, diced tomato or your other favorite tostada toppings.

We use light cheddar cheese here, but regular cheddar, Monterrey Jack or a Mexican shredded cheese blend is a delicious too.

Other Serving Ideas

I can’t get enough of this pulled pork, in tostada form or otherwise. This meat is also amazing served as . . .

  • Tacos – Fill flour or corn tortillas with pork and taco toppings like lettuce, cheese, and guacamole.
  • Burritos – Stuff large flour tortillas with the pork, along with rice and beans, if desired.
  • Bowls – Serve the pork over rice or all on its own in a bowl topped with lettuce, tomato and diced red onion.
  • Sandwiches – Toasted Kaiser rolls, hamburger buns or your other favorite sandwich bread make delicious vehicles for pulled pork too.
  • Salads – Add cold or hot to mixed greens with your favorite dressing.

Storing

Any leftover pork can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for several days. Reheat before serving, draining off any excess grease that’s collected in the container.

More Pulled Pork Recipes

I might be a little obsessed with pulled pork recipes. After you try this one, go back and give my Root Beer Pulled Pork a whirl too!

The Instant Pot is another favorite kitchen tool for creating scrumptious pulled pork with little effort. Instant Pot Hawaiian Pulled Pork is a favorite of my family’s especially in the summertime. You’ll also like this basic Instant Pot Pulled Pork for using in pulled pork sandwiches.

All it takes is a little jerk seasoning and a few hours in the crockpot to turn ordinary pork into an extraordinary meal. Whether you enjoy Jamican Jerk Pulled Pork piled onto toastadas, stuffed into tacos or scooped up in bowls, you’ll want to make it again and again!

Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork Tostadas: easy slow cooker dinner idea that's delicious and healthy! #slowcooker #dinner www.shugarysweets.com

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Yield: 10

Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork Tostadas

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours

Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork Tostadas are not only delicious, but easy to make thanks to your CrockPot! I also baked my corn tortillas to make this dish a little on the healthier side. Top your tostadas with Sharp LIGHT Cheddar Cabot Cheese for a creamy cheese topping that is half the fat!

Ingredients

  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 2.5lb total)
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 2 cup beef broth
  • 3 Tbsp Jamaican Jerk seasoning
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 8oz cheese, shredded (we used Cabot Sharp Light Cheddar)
  • lettuce, tomato, guacamole, sour cream, etc for topping

Instructions

  1. In a large slow cooker combine broth with orange juice and jerk seasoning. Add pork. Cover and cook on low for 6-10 hours (we usually do 8 hours). When ready, shred pork with two forks on a cutting board and return to juices.
  2. In a 425 degree oven, bake corn tortillas on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes, until crispy. Remove.
  3. To assemble, top tostada with pork (allow some of juice to strain off), shredded cheese and desired toppings. Eat immediately!

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Aimee

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Posted on March 4, 2013

Comments & Reviews

    1. I’m not sure. I don’t use a calorie counter on the blog. But I bet there are some online that you could plug the recipe into to give you the answer. ENJOY!

  1. Hi, I was wanting to make this recipe for dinner it looks super yummy. I went to the grocery store and I can’t find the Jamaican jerk seasoning. Where can I find it? Thanks!
    Annie

    1. McCormick has a Caribbean jerk seasoning that would work just fine. Some grocery stores carry other brands of Jamaican Jerk too.
      ENJOY

  2. Wow. This is moving to right to the top of my queue for dinner next week. Yum!

    And on behalf of the 1200+ farm families who own Cabot, thanks so much for the mention!! We’re glad you’re enjoying the Light Cheddar (it’s one of my faves too 🙂

  3. These look wonderful! We absolutely love pulled pork – and I love how simple this is. I really need to use my crockpot more often…

  4. This looks wonderful. I need to make up some pork and keep it in the freezer for when a craving for these hits. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I’ve been drooling over these since I saw them on Facebook! I’m definitely adding these to my slow cooker menu – mine has been getting a workout lately and I love it. 🙂

  6. What time is dinner? Those look awesome! Such a great idea to bake the tortillas for healthier tostadas…I’m totally doing that next time!!! Keep the awesome dinners coming!!!

    1. Consider yourself invited 🙂 I like to bake them because who wants to clean up an oil mess?? Especially if baking them results in nice crispy tostadas!!

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