I threw this recipe together using a slow cooker and flavors my Cuban stepfather always cooked with. It's easy and full flavored. Pairs great with rice or plantains.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
7 hrs 10 mins
7 hrs 40 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Cut roast into 4 quarters and season liberally with salt and pepper. Place a large cast iron pan over high heat and coat with olive oil; heat until smoking. Place meat in the hot pan and turn to sear on all sides until a crust forms, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer seared meat to a slow cooker.

  • Add bitter orange marinade, garlic marinade, onion, garlic, and cumin to the slow cooker. Make sure meat is mostly covered in marinade.

  • Cook on Low for 6 hours; shred meat in the slow cooker using tongs or a fork. Continue cooking on Low for another 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Add additional salt or cumin if desired.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; protein 21g; carbohydrates 16g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 50mg; sodium 798.5mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
3.3.19 I had just enough rump roast left from another meal. I m so happy I finally got around to making this recipe that I ve had on my radar for a while. This recipe is so so very easy to make. I cooked at normal using the slow cooker feature on my Instant Pot checked at 3 hours (could ve been done even sooner) and it was shreddable. I then switched to less and cooked for one more hour. The mojo and sour orange marinades combined with the juice coming from the rump roast is so darn flavorful that it knocked my socks off (well if I d been wearing socks today it s flip flops). When serving be sure to serve that marinade/sauce with the meal don t let an ounce of it go to waste. I left the meat a little chunky just personal preference. Served with cilantro-lime rice black beans with chopped onion olives and a loaf of Cuban bread bought at a Tampa Cuban bakery. I think this would be equally good made with pork loin instead of beef. Mojo pork is something you often find at Cuban restaurants. At any rate this is the real deal folks. Katie this one s a winner well done! Read More