This garlic and citrus Slow Cooker Cuban Pork is tender and flavorful!
About 2 weeks ago at a potluck I tried Cuban Pork for the first time. I didn’t realize I needed a new recipe for pork until that day. The Cuban pork has a great citrus and garlic flavor, different from other pork recipes I have. This recipe has 10 garlic cloves in it, and smells great while cooking.
Below is what the meat looks like after cooking for 10 hours on low.
Then what the meat looks like after being shredded.
I served this meat with yellow rice, but I’m sure there are some other great Cuban side dishes that would go great with this too.
Here is my YouTube video of this Slow Cooker Cuban Pork Recipe. You can follow me on YouTube, here.
I will make this meal again and again! And I think you will too! Have a great week.
Citrus and garlic cook all day with a pork shoulder, this makes a tender and flavorful shredded meat.
- 5 lbs pork shoulder
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil, extra virgin
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- 1 orange
- 1 Tbsp. dried oregano (leaf, not ground)
- 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
- 10 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1 white onion, cut into rounds
- 6 quart or larger
Add the pork shoulder to the slow cooker. Using a small knife cut slits into the pork, about an inch down.
In a large bowl add the olive oil. Cut the lemon, lime and orange in half. Squeeze the juice out of the citrus into the bowl. Add the oregano, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk until combined.
Pour the mixture over the pork roast. Using a spatula squish the garlic and sauce into the pork.
Add the onion rounds.
Cover and cook on LOW for 10 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
Shred the meat with 2 forks and remove the bone. I left about half of the juices with the meat to keep it moist.
I used my 6-quart Crock-Pot for this recipe.