Gluten-Free Pulled Pork Tacos Print Recipe Print Recipe


We had the best gluten-free pulled pork tacos a while back and I cannot stop thinking about them, especially with the 4th of July holiday around the corner. Food, fireworks and booze. Okay maybe not in that order.

I had to share. It’s important that you have this in your recipe index.

Confession here. This was the first time I had cooked or even bought pork. I have a weird thing with meat, but I do better when I know where it comes from. Then preparing it, I’m such a wimp and usually have my husband do it. Maybe it’s the texture, I don’t know.

Thank goodness this was the beginning of a work project, otherwise who knows how long it would have been before I made pulled pork.

These are a nice balance of sweet and spicy and not too heavy on the stomach. It’s also way easy to make than I had expected, it just takes a while for it to cook. It’s a good thing this recipe makes enough to feed 2 large families because we were just fine eating this all week long. If you get sick of tacos, you can enjoy these with gluten-free hamburger buns or even on top of a quinoa salad.

Trust me, if I make my way around a big ol piece of meat, so can you.

Pulled Pork Tacos, Gluten-Free

adapted from SheKnows Chef Mom

Serves about 10+

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  • 1 pork shoulder (about 7 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 bottle of gluten-free beer (Omission is our favorite)
  • 1 bottle of gluten-free barbecue sauce (Stubbs is our favorite)
  • Gluten-free corn tortillas
  • Sliced avocado
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • hot sauce


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking dish with foil – leave extra foil on each side (enough to cover).

If you want it more lean, trim the excess fat from the pork as much as you prefer. Place the pork shoulder into the prepared pan, in the center of the foil.

In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Rub the pork shoulder with the seasoning. Be sure to massage it into the skin.

Place the onion rings across the pork and pour the beer around the pork.

Bake for about 4-5 hours, basting the beer juices over the pork every hour.

Remove from the oven, cover with the foil and let cool.

Undo the foil and shred the pork with two forks.

In a large pot on the stove over low heat, add the barbecue sauce and the shredded pork.

If you have a gas range, carefully ‘toast’ the tortillas. Place the pork into the center of the tortillas, add avocado, cilantro and hot sauce if you like a little zip.



*gluten-free *dairy-free



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  • Kelly

    These look absolutely delicious!!

  • HalfBakedHarvest

    Completely awesome! I love how saucy these look!! Perfect for the 4th!

  • carrian

    oh yeah baby, I totally want to devour those papas/

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks

  • Nina Hidalgo

    this sounds/looks great! Just one thing- While Omission is labeled as gluten-free, it is still made from barley. I have heard of/seen several accounts in which it has triggered a reaction with folks with Celiac, so maybe consider placing a warning or a sidenote for your readers? I highly recommend Harvester Brewing for delicious gluten-free beer that never uses glutenous ingredients.

    see link below for more info on this:

  • Heather Christo


  • WithStyleGrace

    that’s so interesting!! I’m surprised I didn’t have a problem. I’ll be sure to add that in – thank you!

  • Amanda Formaro

    Oh wow, those look fantastic! It’s only breakfast time, but I could totally eat one of those right now. 🙂

  • Louisa

    Looks delish! Do you think this could be made in a slow cooker? I can’t bear to turn on the oven in this hot weather…

  • Shaina Olmanson

    Those tacos look delectable, and I can’t wait to try Omission. I’m always looking for good gf beer, and they look fantastic.

  • Abby

    Yum! Need to try these out asap!

  • Deborah @Taste and Tell

    I’m all about the pork, and these look sooo good!!

  • Sophie Collins

    This looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it. I’m going to do it in my slow cooker!

  • WithStyleGrace

    Oh yes, I’m sure these would work great in the slow cooker!