This is an easy version of a popular dish at a local restaurant. Put it in the slow cooker before you leave for work, and come home to delicious pork for tacos or salads. Serve with rice, tortillas, salad, and rolls.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
9 hrs
total:
9 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • Place pork shoulder fat-side-up in a slow cooker. Cover with soda, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

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  • Cover and cook on Low until pork is tender and can be easily pulled apart with a fork, 8 to 10 hours.

  • Remove any bones and solid hunks of fat from pork and discard. Shred with 2 forks; stir pork into its juices. Add brown sugar, green chiles, salsa verde, and habanero pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Stir well to combine.

  • Cover and cook on Low until flavors are absorbed, about 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

You may wish to discard some of the juice from the pork after the initial cook time, depending on how saucy you like your pork.

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; protein 11.8g; carbohydrates 26.9g; fat 10.6g; cholesterol 44.5mg; sodium 582.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2020
Made this recipe as is, omitting the habanera pepper, and it is delicious! Now that I've made it a few times I have decreased the amount of brown sugar slightly and it was just as tasty. This is a family favorite!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2019
This turned out tender and delicious as written. I didn't see the note about discarding some of the juice and I wish I would have because it was too wet. To remedy that, I transferred it to a skillet and cooked the liquid down to crisp it up. If you choose not to use the optional habanero, I do recommend you use a jalapeno or something to bring some heat so that you get that perfect balance of sweet/heat. I actually used 2 habanero's but we like it spicy. Overall a great recipe, just be sure to discard some of the juice in that final cooking. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2020
Made this recipe as is, omitting the habanera pepper, and it is delicious! Now that I've made it a few times I have decreased the amount of brown sugar slightly and it was just as tasty. This is a family favorite!! Read More
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