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
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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 bun with 1/2 cup pork mixture (calculated without barbecue sauce) equals 418 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 916 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g 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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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."

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?"

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"kids love it"

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."

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!"

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