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Crock Pot Cuban Pork Tacos with Fried Plantains {Gluten Free}

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 11 minute
  • Yield: 6-7 depending on size of tortillas you use. 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Crock Pot Cuban Pork Tacos with Fried Plantains {Gluten Free}


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For the cuban pork Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup cilantro – chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (1/2 tsp for spicier)
  • 23 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 c orange juice

In the crock pot:

  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • dash of salt and black pepper 1/2tsp or less
  • 1 lb lean pork or pork loin

Toppings and fixings:

  • 1 plantain (fried in 1/2 tbsp oil or butter)
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • served with 67 gluten free 6 inch or smaller corn tortillas
  • avocado slices
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Optional crumbled cheese


For marinade.

  1. Chop cilantro and peel garlic. Place all ingredients for the marinate in a food processor or blender and blend. Set aside.

For the crock pot

  1. peel and chop your onion.
  2. Make a cut down the center of your pork loin, vertically so it runs from top to bottom.
  3. Place pork in the crock pot.
  4. Add your oil, salt, pepper, onion, and then pour your blended cuban marinade on top making sure it get in the cut part of the pork.
  5. Place on high for 2 hrs or low for 3.5 to 5 (check for doneness at 3 hrs)
  6. notes check around 90 minutes and pull or shred pork to get more juice in the meat.
  7. Once it’s done keep warm while you make the plantains.

Cooking the plantains

  1. Slice and peel your plantains like you do a regular banana. Place in an oil pan with your onion, oil/butter, and fry on medium high until tender. About 10 minutes.
  2. Scoop meat into corn tortillas, add your plantain slices, cabbage, avocado, and any extra cilantro red pepper, cheese, or spicy sauce you want.
  3. Additional salt/pepper if desired.


If you want to double this recipe you will need cook longer. Around 3- 3.5 hrs high and 5 hrs low.

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 2 hr
  • Category: main meal
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: latin