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Mojito Pulled Pork

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours

Makes

16 servings

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
Mojito Pulled Pork Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork shoulder roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons each oregano, ground cumin, paprika and pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, divided
  • 2 medium onions, halved and sliced
  • 1/4 cup canned chopped green chiles
  • 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 and pickle chips

Directions

  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, chiles 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 2 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 and pickle chips.

Nutrition Facts

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

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