Slow Cooker Pernil Pork


Puerto Rican style pork roast, but done in the slow cooker. It's so tender and flavorful. Best of all, it's so easy to make!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 20 mins
1 to 3 - pound pork loin


  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 1 large onion, quartered

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons ground ancho chile pepper

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • 1 (3 pound) boneless pork loin roast

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Pulse garlic, onion, oregano, cumin, chile pepper, salt, and pepper together in a blender, pouring in vinegar and enough olive oil until mixture is pasty. Scrape down sides of the blender as necessary to fully incorporate. Spread this mixture all over the pork loin, and place into a slow cooker.

  2. Cook on Low until the pork is fork tender, 6 to 8 hours. When ready, cut the pork into chunks, or shred; garnish with lime wedges to serve.

    close up view of Slow Cooker Pernil Pork over white rice and lettuce, with lime wedges and tomatoes on a cast iron skillet
    Chef Mo

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

367 Calories
21g Fat
6g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 367
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 844mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 614mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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