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Slow Cooker Puerto Rican Shredded Pork

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"Very tasty and your slow cooker does most of the work. Serve shredded pork in lettuce wraps or in corn tortillas. Top with pico de gallo, chopped cilantro, and avocado."
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Ingredients

8 h 45 m servings 296 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Use a sharp knife to poke 3 to 5 holes into the pork roast. Stuff about half the garlic into the holes. Cook roast in hot oil to brown completely, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer roast to the crock of a slow cooker.
  3. Blend orange juice, lime juice, remaining garlic, cumin, salt, and oregano in a blender until smooth; pour over the pork.
  4. Leave the pork marinating in the orange juice mixture for 10 minutes; turn roast and let other side marinate for 10 minutes.
  5. Turn slow cooker to Low and cook for 8 hours.
  6. Remove pork to a cutting board. Shred meat using 2 forks.
  7. Drain liquid from the slow cooker crock, reserving 1 cup. Return shredded pork to the slow cooker crock, pour reserved liquid over the meat and stir.
  8. Look on Low until the meat is again hot, 15 to 20 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If unfamiliar with tying a roast, ask your butcher to pre-tie the roast in the store.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 296 calories; 17.6 g fat; 7.7 g carbohydrates; 25.9 g protein; 81 mg cholesterol; 635 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very tasty pork! Followed the recipe to a "T", and everyone enjoyed this. We used it for tacos tonight, and the leftovers will be used with rice and beans (like Chipotle's burrito bowls). Yummy!

Most helpful critical review

To much Citrus for me. But pork was very tender.

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Very tasty pork! Followed the recipe to a "T", and everyone enjoyed this. We used it for tacos tonight, and the leftovers will be used with rice and beans (like Chipotle's burrito bowls). Yummy!

I have made many shredded pork recipes. This is my favorite. I use the pork for tacos, burritos enchiladas and as a filling for tamales. I used pork tenderloins as I always find them on sale loc...

Very good authentic flavor, my family loved this!

Okay, this turned out way tastier than I hoped it would! Yum! I didn't have roast but two loins and skipped to the blender part and cooked on low five hours. ( next time four). I made homemade t...

Absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe. It was easy. We like the meat served with crispy tortilla chips, Pico de Gallo (store bought or homemade), shredded cheese, and sour cream. I will ...

Used a bone-in pork sirloin roast. Very easy and very tasty. We forgot the salt and it was still good. Next time, I would add some honey.

I really enjoyed this, it is simple and has a great taste, I added some sweet onion otherwise I didn't change anything

To much Citrus for me. But pork was very tender.

The marinade provides great flavor. The slow cooker kept the pork tender.