Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Tacos

Slow Cooker Pineapple Beef Tacos

  • Author: Seasoned Sprinkles
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 plus tacos, depending on how much beef you put in each taco 1x


Slow cooker pineapple beef tacos fuse Asian flavors and Mexican influences in an easy meal the whole family will love.



  • 3 pound roast beef*
  • 1/8 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1” grated ginger
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup of soy or tamari
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 3 tbs siracha
  • 1 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 20 ounce can of pineapple chunks with juice
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 36 tbs of cornstarch**

For the cabbage slaw

  • 2 cups of purple cabbage, shredded and chopped
  • 2 tbs soy or tamari sauce
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 2 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds

For the tacos

  • 1 package corn tortillas
  • cilantro, to garnish
  • scallions, to garnish
  • fresh pineapple chunks


For the beef

  1. Season the beef with all the spices, sprinkling the seasoning on evenly. Pour the olive oil in the slow cooker, coating the bottom evenly. Add roast. In a separate bowl stir together the soy sauce, lime juice, tamari, siracha, honey, and crushed and chunked pineapple and a chopped chipotle pepper . Pour over the beef. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until beef is able to pulled easily apart with two forks. Shred beef. Stir in 3 to 6 tbs of cornstarch, using more if there is a lot of liquid from the roast. Turn the heat up to high and let cook until thickened.

For the slaw

  1. Whisk together honey, soy, rice wine vinegar, lime and sesame seeds in a medium bowl. Add chopped cabbage and toss with the dressing. Serve on the tacos.

To assemble tacos

  1. Top a corn tortilla with as much beef as you’d like. Add the slaw and other desired garnish. Enjoy!


*I used a chuck roast because that was on sale. Any roast will do just fine in this.
**Feel free to add more or less siracha and cayenne to suit your heat preferences.

  • Category: dinner, tacos
  • Cuisine: Asian, Mexican, American


  • Serving Size: 1 taco