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Slow Cooker Cuban Pork

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This Slow Cooker Cuban Pork recipe yields a juicy, tender, fall-apart shredded pork dish that’s flavorful and can be used in so many dishes or as the main meal! We like to serve this with white rice and black beans!

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Aside from making the mojo marinade, this pork takes almost no work. It starts with a variation of my Tio Jose’s marinade or mojo for his authentic pernil or Cuban pork roast.

The mojo or marinade ingredients all get added to a blender or food processor and blended until there are no large chunks.

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I go ahead and place my pork butt in my slow cooker insert and pour the marinade over the top. Then, when it’s time to cook, all I have to do is place the insert in the slow cooker and i’m ready to go!

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You’ll need to let the pork marinate over night or at least for 6 hours. Then you can set it to cook on low for 8 hours. You’ll know when it’s done if you poke it with a fork and the meat falls right off.

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Now you can shred and eat it right out of the slow cooker or if you like a crispier skin (like we do), you can carefully remove the pork from the slow cooker and place it on a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil. I like to use 2 spatulas to do this. Broil the pork in the oven for just a few minutes until the skin is browned and crispy.

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You can serve this slow cooker cuban pork with white rice and my great grandmother’s authentic Cuban black beans!

We like to make this pork and save the leftovers to use all week for dinners, sandwiches, and even nachos!

How to re-heat shredded pork.

Heat a skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add a few large scoops of the pork and cook until heated throughout.

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Click here to see my Tio Jose’s Authentic Cuban Oven roasted pork! 

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Slow Cooker Cuban Pork

Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Cuban
Servings: 10
Author: Coco and Ash

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • Food processor or blender

Ingredients

  • 1 bone-in pork butt (5-7 pounds)

Marinade Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • cloves from 2 whole heads of garlic (peeled)
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (about 2 small naval oranges)
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 8 limes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves

Instructions

  • Add the pork butt to a large bowl.
  • Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a food processor and blend until there are no more large chunks.
  • Pour over the pork and cover. Refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours.
  •  Cook the pork in the slow cooker on high for 6 hours or on low for 8. If you can't easily shred the pork, It's not done!

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8 Comments

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    Authentic Cuban Pork Roast - Coco and Ash
    November 6, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    […] If you’d like an even EASIER version, make sure to check out my SLOW COOKER CUBAN PORK!  […]

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    Glendys Serra
    November 30, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    This was my first time making pork and it came out AMAZING! I used a 10 pound bone-in leg, so i doubled the marinade and soaked it for more than 12 hours. I slow cooked it for 12 hours and then i thought it needed more time, so I cooked it for 6 more hours. The results were beyond amazing. Everyone loved it! We made sandwishes with Cuban bread. Super easy and super delicious!

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    Sarah
    December 29, 2020 at 11:13 am

    So I’m looking for an authentic Cuban pork recipe to make for NYE for our neighbor who is Cuban. Everyone said to use the Badia Mojo Marinade as it is hard to make anything taste authentic unless you grew up cooking pork. I would rather do homemade. I have a 5 lb pork butt I want to do in the slow cooker or instant pot/pressure cooker and serve w rice, black beans and plantains. Which recipe would you suggest?

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      Coco and Ash
      December 30, 2020 at 11:55 am

      I would suggest this recipe or my recipe for a traditional Cuban pork roast. It’s linked in this post 🙂

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    January 29, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    […] off, to make a Cubano, you need roast pork. This roast pork recipe from Coco and Ash will give you beautiful results. Mindy, who created the blog, is first-generation Cuban-American, […]

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    jen
    September 13, 2021 at 8:22 am

    How would you recommend cooking this in the oven instead of a slow cooker? Thanks for your help. 🙂

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