Shredded Pork Recipe

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Shredded Pork

Kathleen Taylor


No bar-b-que sauce needed!

★★★★★ 1 vote
30 Min
4 Hr


4 lb
(up to 7 lbs) pork shoulder
1 tsp
1 tsp
cumin, ground
1 tsp
chili powder
2 Tbsp
kosher salt
1 Tbsp
pepper (more or less - depending on your taste)
4 clove
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 Tbsp
white wine
2 Tbsp
white vinegar
1/4 c
dark brown sugar
white onion, quartered


1Heat oven to 300 degrees.
2Rinse and pat dry the pork shoulder.
3To a food processor, add - oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt, black pepper, garlic, olive oil, white wine, vinegar, brown sugar, and onion. Blend until totally combined.
4Pour over pork shoulder and rub it in.
5Place into a roasting pan or dutch oven and add 2 cups of water. Cover tightly and roast for several hours (3-6), turning once every hour.
6When pork is fork tender (and falling apart), remove the lid and roast it, skin sdie up for another 15-20 minutes to get the skin crispy. (This is not a necessary step - and if I don't have time, I don't do this)
7Let rest for 15 minutes before shredding. Remove fat from top of shoulder before shredding.
8I let the juice cool, and skim off the fat. The pour juices over shredded pork.
9Serve on buns or with warm tortillas.
10You can also add EL PATO brand Tomato Sauce. Usually found in the mexican food section of the grocery store. For a little heat and tomato flavor.
11I have also started this in the oven @ 400 degrees for the first hour to hour and a half, then turned it down to 325 to shorten the cooking duration.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Other Tag: Quick & Easy