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slow cooker cuban pork

Recipe by
Lee Thayer
Nakhon Si Thammarat

I received this recipe from a good friend in the great big state of Texas, after I had posted it on my site, another friend made and was most impressed, a few weeks later I prepared, and I must say, this is delicious. Now what is Cuban Pork, I have no idea, I've never been to Cuba, but as far as pork with a good flavor, this is excellent.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 8 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker cuban pork

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    orange juice
  • 1/2 c
    lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 7 clove
    garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1
    onion, sliced thin
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 kg
    pork shoulder, (3 lbs)

How To Make slow cooker cuban pork

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, juices, salt, cumin, oregano, red pepper flakes, pepper, and garlic.
  • 2
    Make slits in the pork with a knife and place the pork in the juice mixture and rub liberally all over with the oil mixture.
  • 3
    Place pork in the slow cooker, along with the onion and bay leaf. Pour the remaining juices from the bowl over the pork.
  • 4
    Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Transfer pork to a cutting board and let cool slightly. Using two forks, shred into thick chunks. OR just shred it in the pot then use a large slotted spoon to scoop it out (this is the method I did in this photo, works great).
  • Slow Cooker Cuban Pork with Mashed Potatoes.
    Serve with cilantro lime rice and black beans, mashed potatoes, or in a sandwich with some of the juice spooned over the top, or in a tortilla with Cheddar cheese, etc.

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