Roasted Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw

It is still really warm here during the days – up to 90 degrees some days. In Michigan it should be high 60s/low 70s not 80s/90s. But, it has been getting a bit cooler at night. That makes me want to light a fire pit, go on leaf changing drives (they have barely turned!), and eat all the fall foods!

I love the fall weather. If you have read my blog for any length of time you probably already know I am totally Team Apple Cider and not Team Pumpkin Spice. I am always looking for apple dishes or apple cider dishes. I had this slaw on another dish and thought this would be perfect teamed with pork. It was super simple to make and everyone loves a good taco!


My family couldn’t stop eating this dish. It was very simple. The meat was so flavorful and the the slaw added a bit of crunch and coolness. We didn’t add sauce, cheese or anything else to the tacos. They were perfect just with the meat and slaw.

Everyone jumped at the chance to have these for lunch the next day. The meat was even better after melding flavors overnight!

I served this with a simple green salad to complete the meal.

Roasted Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw

Juicy pork tacos with a crisp apple slaw.


  • 3-4 lb. pork loin
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoons cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  •  1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large apples, cut into matchstick slices
  • 1 bag cole slaw cabbage mix
  • 1 package coleslaw dressing or homemade mix


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Prepare a roasting pan and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl mix chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, garlic powder, dried onion, oregano, and black pepper. Mix well.
  3. Rub trimmed pork loin all over lightly with olive oil. Then rub spices into pork loin.  Place loin in roasting pan and cover. Cook 1 hour.
  4. Uncover pork loin and cook uncovered for 20 minutes. Remove the pork loin and check temperature with a meat thermometer. You want the loin to be 145 degrees after 3 minutes rest. Cook meat to at least 145 so that it is cooked through but not overcooked!
  5. While pork is finishing last cooking time make coleslaw. You want enough time to let it slightly soften but not get too soggy. Make according to package or homemade directions. Just before serving mix in apple pieces.
  6. Serve pork slices on warmed tortillas, with coleslaw on top.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Did someone say “Tacos”? 😜🌮


  2. Erika Kind says:

    I envy you for the warm weather, Marci! Tacos 😋

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It is Taco Tuesday!

      Liked by 1 person

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