Slow Cooked Pork for tamales or sandwiches

Slow Cooked Pork For Tamales Or Sandwiches Recipe

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Christal Hill


Great for anything that pulled pork can go on. I always make this when my work place has any type of get together and I never have left overs to bring home.

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12, but can double as needed
30 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


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5-7 lb
pork shoulder roast
2-3 Tbsp
62 oz
vegetable or pork stock
4 Tbsp
cumin or toasted cumin
4 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
chili powder, homemade if possible
1 Tbsp
liquid smoke (optional)
2 large
white onions
green bell pepper
red bell pepper
1 Tbsp
adobe sauce (optional for added heat)
any other peppers to add heat to the pork

How to Make Slow Cooked Pork for tamales or sandwiches


  • 1Cover the pork shoulder in 2 tablespoons each of salt and cumin.
  • 2In a Dutch oven or cast iron skillet, heat up the oil and sear the pork. Make sure to sear all sides and not just the top and bottom.
  • 3If using a Dutch oven, heat the oven up to 250 and take the Dutch oven off heat. If using a slow cooker, move the pork to it now.
  • 4Add the stock, the rest of the cumin and salt, and all other ingredients to the pot.
  • 5Cover and cook in oven for 6 hours. In a slow cooker, cook between 6 to 8 hours on low.
  • 6Once done, drain the juice (I save my to make soup), pull apart meat and mix the ingredients cooked with the pork if desired.
  • 7Add you favorite BBQ sauce or eat as is.
    I use Bull's Eye Memphis Style BBQ, with a tablespoon more cumin and 1/2 tablespoon homemade chili powder added to it.

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About Slow Cooked Pork for tamales or sandwiches

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #slow, #cooked, #pulled

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