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Mexican Pork Roast

A friend who lives in Mexico shared this recipe with me some years ago. They cooked the roast in a clay pot in a slow oven, but I found it works well in a slow cooker. The leftovers make great burritos and tacos.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 pounds)

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute the onions, carrots and jalapenos in oil for 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; add water and broth.
  • In a small bowl, combine the coriander, salt, cumin, oregano and pepper; rub over roast. Cut roast in half; place in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Transfer roast and vegetables to a serving platter; keep warm. Strain cooking juices and skim fat. Pour into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup. Serve with roast and vegetables.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 479 calories, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 194mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 56g protein.

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  • angelasandoval
    Nov 6, 2017

    We found this to be a little bland, even after adding additional salt. It was okay, but I wouldn't go out of my way to make it again.