Slow Cooker Mojo Pork


A Cuban-style pork roast marinated and cooked low and slow. Normally bitter oranges are used but they can be hard to find. To make it easy I subbed limes and oranges, using both the juices and the zest. Serve with black beans and white rice for a complete meal. Plan ahead because this roast is marinated from 6 hours to overnight.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
7 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
13 hrs 25 mins
16 servings


  • 1 (4 pound) pork butt roast

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro

  • 6 cloves garlic, pressed

  • 2 oranges, zested

  • 1 lime, zested

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Score fat side of the pork in a crosshatch pattern, cutting about 1/8 inch deep. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. Combine orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, garlic, orange zest, lime zest, bay leaves, oregano, and cumin in a large resealable bag. Add pork butt and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours. Flip the bag over occasionally and rub over roast to evenly distribute marinade.

  3. Place roast and marinade in the slow cooker. Cook on Low until meat is fork-tender, 7 to 8 hours.

  4. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  5. Transfer pork into a roasting pan, fat-side up. Broil until lightly browned and the skin has crisped, 4 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

314 Calories
27g Fat
3g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 314
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 1536mg 67%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 10mg 51%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 296mg 6%

* 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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