Slow cooker Puerto Rican style pork

    Slow cooker Puerto Rican style pork


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    About this recipe: Known to the locals as pernil pork, this spicy pork stew is so tender and flavourful. Best of all, it's so easy to make in a slow cooker.

    Serves: 6 

    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 1 large onion, quartered
    • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped oregano
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 2 teaspoons ground ancho chilli pepper
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
    • olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    • 1.3kg boneless pork loin roast
    • 1 lime, cut into wedges

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:6hr  ›  Ready in:6hr20min 

    1. Place the garlic, onion, oregano, cumin, chilli pepper, salt and pepper into a blender. Pour in the olive oil and vinegar; puree until smooth. Spread this mixture all over the pork loin, and place into a slow cooker.
    2. Cook on Low until the pork is tender, about 6 to 8 hours. When ready, cut the pork into chunks, or shred; garnish with lime wedges to serve.

    Ancho chilli pepper:

    You can find ground Ancho style chilli pepper in larger supermarkets or specialist delicatessans.

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    So yummy and tender! We had it with spicy couscous and corn. I didn't have oregano, so used Italian seasoning, but it tasted terrific. Will definitely make it again.  -  11 Nov 2013


    Best pork we have ever eaten. Absolutely awesome  -  10 Sep 2012


    I have made this twice, this is the nices way to enjoy pork and so very simple. I made it last weekend for my family and would definitely make this again.  -  07 Mar 2014

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