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Easy Crock Pot® Cuban Style Pork

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Category Category: Dinner
  • Method Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Pulled Pork is such an easy weeknight meal, and also great for entertaining. This crock pot pulled pork is simple and versatile, and so full of flavor!


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Ingredients:

  • 4 pounds bone-in pork shoulder
  • 1 tablespoon Adobo seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 large onion cut into large cubes
  • 6 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 3 medium oranges
  • 3 lemons
  • 3 limes
  • olive oil

Instructions

  1. Trim excess fat from pork.
  2. Mix Adobo, cumin and coriander together. Sprinkle this onto the pork and rub in.
  3. Cut the oranges, lemons and limes in half and squeeze the juice into a medium bowl. Reserve the rind of one orange, one lemon and one lime.
  4. Heat Crock Pot® Slow Cooker to sauté, or alternatively heat a large skillet to high heat. Drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of oil into hot pot or skillet. Brown the meat on all sides.
  5. Turn the Crock Pot® to Slow Cook on high heat. Place the onions, garlic, and the reserved citrus rinds (see note) into the Crock Pot® with the meat. Pour the juice on top. Cover and cook for 4-6 hours.
  6. When the meat is tender enough to shred, remove it from the Crock Pot® into a large bowl and set aside. Using a slotted spoon remove all the vegetables and fruit pieces from the liquid. Transfer the pork back into the liquid and shred using forks.
  7. Serve warm.

Notes:

Throwing the extra citrus rinds into the crock pot is completely optional. You can leave them out, or just zest them. I like the slightly more intense flavor they give, but it’s not necessary.

I like to use the pork on Cuban Style sandwiches, with Swiss Cheese, pickles and mustard. But it’s great by itself, over rice, or in a tortilla. There are so many possibilities.

Keywords: slow cooker pulled pork, cuban pork, easy dinner ideas

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