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Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork

The pork is rubbed with spices, slow-cooked, shred­ded; and should served with tor­tillas in tacos or burritos.
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  • 3.5 lb bone­less pork shoul­der roast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, for frying
  • 4 tbsp chili pow­der
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp brown sug­ar
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pep­per
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 tsp gar­lic powder
  • 1 tsp onion pow­der
  • 0.25 tsp cin­na­mon

Time in the Kitchen

  • Prep. Time 10 min.
  • Cooking Time 490 min.
  • Total Time 500 min.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 209 grams
Serves: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 386
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 26.2g 34%
Saturated Fat: 8.3g 42%
TransFat: 0.2g
Cholesterol: 123mg 41%
Sodium: 485.1mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate: 4.5g 2%
Dietary Fiber: 1.7g 6%
Sugars: 1.5g 3%
Protein: 34.9g 70%


  1. Make the rub: Whisk togeth­er the rub ingre­di­ents in a small bowl.
  2. Rub spice mix into roast: If the roast is tied up with butch­er string, untie it. Pat the roast dry with paper tow­els. Rub the spice mix into the roast all over, reserv­ing any left­over spice mix for lat­er. Let sit at room tem­per­a­ture at least one hour or chill overnight.
  3. Brown the roast: Heat olive oil in a fry­ing pan on medi­um high heat. (If you are using a slow cook­er with a remov­able con­tain­er that can be used on the stove­top, use that, oth­er­wise use a sep­a­rate pan.) Place the roast in the pan and brown on all sides.
  4. Put in slow cook­er, cook on low: Place the roast in a slow cook­er, and add any reserved spice rub. Cook on the low set­ting for 6 to 10 hours, until the pork is fall apart tender.
  5. Shred pork, toss with meat juices: Remove the roast from the slow cook­er and place on a cut­ting board. Cut into large chunks. Then use two forks to pull the meat apart into bite sized shreds.
  6. Option­al: Broil at 525°F for 10 – 15 min. for some great charring

Categories, tags, etc.

Instant Pot Slow Cooker
Dietary Restriction
Course / Meal Type
Dinner Main Course Platter
American - Southwest Mexican Spanish