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Puerto Rican Shredded Pork

Puerto Rican Shredded Pork

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National Pork Board

Put your own spin on delicious with this easy-to-prepare Puerto Rican Shredded Pork roast, made with fresh citrus juice, garlic and herbs.

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  • Calories:
  • 304 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 26.1 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 927 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Using a sharp knife, poke a few holes into the pork and stuff holes with half of the crushed garlic. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the oil. Add the pork and brown on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the meat to a slow cooker.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a blender and blend for a few seconds until evenly combined. Place the pork in the slow cooker. Pour the liquid mixture over the pork, and let the pork marinate in the mixture for about 10 minutes on each side.
  3. Turn the slow cooker on low, and set the timer for 8 hours. After 8 hours, remove pork and shred using two forks on a large cutting board. Remove all the liquid from the slow cooker except for 1 cup of the cooking liquid and add pork back to pot. Let it cook another 15 to 30 minutes.
  4. Serve the shredded pork over lettuce wraps or in corn tortillas, and top with pico de gallo, chopped cilantro and/or avocado.
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emeraldstar
17
9/18/2014

I am also Puerto Rican and there is no way I would put orange juice in my shredded pork. We make our pork with what we call "sofrito", which has chopped onion, garlic, green peppers, cilantro, spanish sweet pepper, salt and pepper. These ingredients all get blended in a blender and rubbed onto the pork. This is what gives it that Puerto Rican taste.

Jzenk
7
4/2/2014

Did not sear meat. Used 8 oz orange juice for 4 juiced oranges and used 4 oz lime juice for 4 juiced limes. Put all ingredients in crockpot to cook. Will update star rating later.

Carolootzie
6
9/14/2014

Had the Puerto Rican shredded pork about 6 months ago and everyone at the dinner table was in awe if this chef. Lol. Served over bib lettuce with pico d' galo and avocado. FB fans requested recipe after looking at the pictures of dinner.