Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Best Slow Cooker Cuban Pork

Slow cooked all day until the meat cuts like butter, this Slow Cooker Cuban Pork is so delicious and perfect served over rice, in tacos, or as sandwiches.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 7 cloves garlic , peeled and smashed
  • 1 small sweet onion , sliced thin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 pound Smithfield pork shoulder roast


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, orange juice, lime juice, salt, cumin, oregano, red pepper flakes, pepper, and garlic.
  2. Make slits in the pork with a paring knife 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.
  5. Transfer pork to a cutting board and let cool slightly. Using two forks, shred into thick chunks.
  6. Serve with cilantro-lime rice and black beans; spoon some of the sauce over the top.