Slow Cooker Pernil Pork

Slow Cooker Pernil Pork

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    6 h
  • Ready In

    6 h 20 m
Country Cook
Recipe by  Country Cook

“Puerto Rican style pork roast, but done in the slow cooker. It's so tender and flavorful. Best of all, it's so easy to make!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 - 3 pound pork loin

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Directions

  1. Place the garlic, onion, oregano, cumin, chile pepper, salt, and pepper into a blender. Pour in the olive oil and vinegar. Puree until smooth. Spread this mixture all over the pork loin, and place into a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on Low until the pork is fork tender, 6 to 8 hours. When ready, cut the pork into chunks, or shred; garnish with lime wedges to serve.

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Chef Bell
211

Chef Bell

Great recipe. However, no true Boricua would cook a pernil without the bone and skin left intact to make chicharrone. As a personal preference- I don't cover any of my meats. I simply slow cook this piece of pork (skin side up)in a standard conventional oven at 325 for 1 1/2 hrs every 10 lbs. Marinate with adobo, sofrito, fresh garlic cloves, and sazon at least 8 hrs before cooking. Watch how tender and moist this well seasoned traditional meat will be. The crisp skin will be an added treat to savor.

cookies65
80

cookies65

Loved the recipe! My husband asked for me to save this one "it's a keeper"! I substituted dried oregano for fresh and used only 1/2 as much; used regular chili powder instead of ancho chile pepper; redwine vinegar instead of white wine vinegar and added a splash of margarita mix. I cooked a 5 lb. pork loin roast so doubled all ingredients. It made it's own wonderful broth. I also ran out of time so cooked on HIGH for 4-5 hours. It was very tender and I served in slices rather than chunks. This was very easy to prepare and my company and family loved it. I placed leftovers in individual containers and froze them for my husband to take in his lunch...he LOVES it!

EDM
68

EDM

ZERO STARS!!! BIG, BIG disappointment! Just made this last week, I ended the cooking in the oven because the meat was still raw at the end of 4 hrs cooking. After cooking in the oven for two hours, the meat was dry. I am old fashion Latin person and I am used to the old fashion way of roasting pork: At my house ALL meats are quickly rinsed with lemon juice BEFORE preparing to cook (do not leave the juice on too long otherwise the acid in the lemon will start 'cooking' the meat). The skin is first removed with as much fat as possible. The fat side is “crossed-scored” (this helps to bleed the fat off the skin) with a knife and use the rub on both sides of the skin. Place the skin, used to self-baste, fat side down on the meat, as you rotate the meat, keep the skin (fat side down) on top, until the last hour of baking, remove skin, place besides the roast, fat side up. A HOME MADE RUB MADE WITH PLENTY OF GRANULATED AND FRESH GARLIC, LITTLE OREGANO (OTHERWISE THIS OVERPOWERS THE TASTE), SALT, PLENTY OF BLACK PEPPER, PIMENTON (SMOKED PAPRIKA) RUB THE MEAT, CUT MANY HOLES INTO THE MEAT AND ALSO 'STUFF' THE 'HOLES' WITH THE RUB, SLOW BAKE 325° F (FOR AT LEAST 4 HRS) . EDM Ft. Lauderdale FL

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 368 cal
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 21 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs
  • 5.7 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 37.6 g
  • 75%
  • Cholesterol
  • 108 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 844 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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