Puerto Rican Shredded Pork

  • Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 8h 55m


Put your own spin on delicious with this easy-to-prepare Puerto Rican Shredded Pork roast, made with fresh citrus juice, garlic and herbs.


  • 2-3 pounds boneless sirloin pork roast, or sirloin tip roast, trimmed and tied with kitchen twine*
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, skins removed, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 4 oranges, juiced or 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 4 limes, juiced
  • *Please note that if you’re unfamiliar with tying a roast with kitchen twine, ask your butcher to pre-tie the roast in the store.


Using a sharp knife, poke a few holes into the pork and stuff holes with half of the crushed garlic. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the oil. Add the pork and brown on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the meat to a slow cooker.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a blender and blend for a few seconds until evenly combined. Place the pork in the slow cooker. Pour the liquid mixture over the pork, and let the pork marinate in the mixture for about 10 minutes on each side.

Turn the slow cooker on low, and set the timer for 8 hours.

After 8 hours, remove pork and shred using two forks on a large cutting board. Remove all the liquid from the slow cooker except for 1 cup of the cooking liquid and add pork back to pot. Let it cook another 15-30 minutes.

Serve the shredded pork over lettuce wraps or in corn tortillas, and top with pico de gallo, chopped cilantro and/or avocado.

Recipe reprinted by permission of National Pork Board. All rights reserved.

RecID 12062

nutrition information per serving

340 calories; 9g total fat; 145mg cholesterol; 720mg sodium; 10g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 53g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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