Rating: 4.5 stars
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The great thing about this recipe is that you can prepare everything the night before and just throw it in the slow cooker in the morning on your way out the door. When you get home you will have dinner waiting for you and your house will smell delicious! If you like extra spice then increase the amount of chili powder and cayenne pepper. Serve with your favorite hot sauce.

Recipe Summary

40 mins
8 hrs 17 mins
20 mins
9 hrs 17 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  • Halve Anaheim chile peppers lengthwise; remove the stem, seeds, and ribs. Place peppers cut-side down onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Cook in the preheated broiler until peppers are blackened and blistered, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and over tightly with plastic wrap. Let peppers steam as they cool, about 20 minutes. Remove and discard skins; chop flesh.

  • Season pork with salt and black pepper.

  • Heat bacon fat in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side.

  • Transfer pork to a slow cooker. Pour in beef broth and coat pork with tomato paste. Add roasted chile pepper, onion, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, lime juice, garlic, cumin, oregano, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and bay leaf.

  • Cook on Low until pork is tender, about 8 hours. Shred pork using 2 forks. Serve with avocados, cilantro, and lime wedges.


Cook's Notes:

Substitute beef tallow or lard for the bacon fat if desired.

Substitute one 4-ounce can diced green chiles for the roasted anaheim chile peppers if desired.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 21.1g; carbohydrates 10.1g; fat 10.6g; cholesterol 66.9mg; sodium 548.1mg. Full Nutrition