Mojito Pulled Pork Recipe
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Mojito Pulled Pork Recipe

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This fork-tender pulled pork tastes fabulous on a bun, in a wrap or tortilla. My kids like to eat it spooned over rice in its citrus-flavored juices.—Mindy Oswalt, Winnetka, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 boneless pork shoulder roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons each ground cumin, paprika and pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, divided
  • 2 medium onions, halved and sliced
  • 1/4 cup canned chopped green chilies
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 16 sandwich buns, split
  • Barbecue sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 418 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 916mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. Cut roast in half. Combine the salt, oregano, cumin, paprika and pepper; rub over pork. Place in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Mince cilantro to measure 1/4 cup; set aside. Trim remaining cilantro, discarding stems. Add the whole cilantro leaves, onions, chilies and garlic to the slow cooker. Combine the broth, orange juice and lime juice; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Remove roast; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices; set aside 3 cups juices. Discard remaining juices. Shred pork with two forks and return to slow cooker. Stir in minced cilantro and reserved cooking juices; heat through. Spoon 1/2 cup meat onto each bun. Serve with barbecue sauce. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Mojito Pulled Pork in Country Woman February/March 2011, p35

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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corkymonster1977 User ID: 7017080 232254
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2015

"Wonderful!! Everyone from young to old liked it. Served it with BBQ sauce bottle on the side. Smelled amazing while it was cooking."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 110873
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"Sorry, made exactly by recipe and found it to be bland. We wanted to eat it without barbecue sauce but it just didn't have enough flavor. Maybe less liquid so it doesn't water down the seasonings?"

jsdahl User ID: 6294211 123579
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"kids love it"

Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 132490
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"I want to give this 3 stars, but the hubby said it was above average and warrants being made again. I had to guess on the amount of ingredients cause I used an old pork shoulder that was previously cut and frozen. I felt that this could have used more orange juice, lime juice and green chili. I really wanted that flavor to come thru but it didn't."

fourpiggy User ID: 3264550 149977
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"OMG! This was terrific. Did the prep work in the evening and in the morning added the liquids and when I got home from work it was ready to be shredded. I am not a BBQ sauce person, so this is right up my

alley! Can't wait to make it again!"

MMAlvis69 User ID: 5801808 132488
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"This recipe is definitely a keeper!! We ate it over rice with a side of plantains and it was so good! My husband is from Colombia and he loved it! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!"

kchambe1 User ID: 3870432 132485
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"This is amazing! We had a pig roast, so I had a lot of leftover pork. I shredded it and put it in a crock pot and just added all of the ingredients. It worked out great! It is very flavorful. I will be making this again for sure!!! It's a must try! You will love it."

kodak853 User ID: 205458 116727
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"This turned out great, made it while I was camping. Everyone loved the flavor combinations!"

jferf User ID: 1257616 195446
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"With the recipe liquid, I braised the meat in the oven (covered dutch oven) for 4 hours and then shredded it. Everyone in the family loved it (and my kids a rather picky eaters) ! It was so yummy I had a request from my kids to make it again a day later."

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