Slow cooker Mexican pulled pork

    9 hours 17 min

    A boneless pork shoulder is slow-cooked with peppers, chillies and lots of Mexican spices in this delicious pulled pork recipe.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 Anaheim chillies or large, mild green chilli peppers
    • 1.4kg boneless pork shoulder
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons bacon grease or oil
    • 250ml beef stock
    • 175g tomato puree
    • 1 onion, halved and sliced
    • 1 red pepper, seeded and sliced
    • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and sliced
    • 1 lime, juiced
    • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    • 1 bay leaf
    • Toppings
    • 2 ripe avocados, sliced
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • 2 limes, quartered

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:8hr17min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:9hr17min 

    1. Preheat the oven grill and set an oven rack about 20cm from the heat source. Line a baking tray with foil.
    2. Halve chilli peppers lengthwise; remove the stem, seeds and ribs. Place peppers cut-side down onto the prepared baking tray.
    3. Cook under the preheated grill until peppers are blackened and blistered, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and over tightly with cling film. Let peppers steam as they cool, about 20 minutes. Remove and discard skins; chop flesh.
    4. Season pork with salt and black pepper.
    5. Heat bacon grease or oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add pork shoulder; cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side.
    6. Transfer pork to a slow cooker. Pour in beef stock and coat pork with tomato puree. Add roasted chilli pepper, onion, red pepper, yellow pepper, lime juice, garlic, cumin, oregano, chilli powder, cayenne pepper and bay leaf.
    7. Cook on Low until pork is tender, about 8 hours. Shred pork using 2 forks. Serve with avocados, coriander and lime wedges.

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    This is terrific! We loved putting it together and being done for the day. The smell as it cooked was wonderful. The flavors are so good. Thanks for the recipe!  -  06 Jun 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is an awesome alternative to "regular" pulled pork recipes. The whole family loved it.  -  25 May 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


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