• 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 7 cloves garlic (peeled and smashed)
  • 1 sweet onion (small, sliced thin)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 pounds pork shoulder roast (Smithfield)
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NutritionView more



Calories80Calories from Fat45
Total Fat4.5g7%
Saturated Fat0.5g3%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat45
Total Carbohydrate10g3%
Dietary Fiber<1g3%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Shauna W. 9 Jul
my family loved it and that is saying something for my little boy to love it
Daniel Sh 7 Jun
Cooked last week in the slow cooker and 3 young kids loved it although I would take the chilli out next time and I don’t think you’d loose much taste wise.
It was good everyone ate it.... very tender, just got dry after shredding it but o well. Next time I will put it back in the crockpot with the juice instead of putting it on the plate
Master 21 May
Fantastic recipe. I also tried it with chicken vice pork, both were amazing.
jim 14 May
Not great. Not very flavorful and the meat was a bit of a choir to chew.
Rubalcaba 13 May
The meat was juicy and flavorful!
I actually used lean pork loin and cut the recipe in half. Even though it may have been a little better with a different cut of meat, it was tender and flavorful and probably healthier! Glad to have another dish that’s easy to make and tasty!
Delish! I made the recipe with exact measurements and didnt modify a thing.... turned out great and my 18 year old stepaon who normally doesn't eat anything i cook, was scarfing it down.😋
This was sooo good. Just the right spices and tenderness. Also made the cilantro lime rice. Will have leftovers making tacos.
Amazing!!! The whole family loved it!
Citelli 22 Apr
Fine I’ll do again using lamb shoulder
I think you can cook in shorter time
Marcella 13 Apr
This came out so good! I cooked it in the oven instead. I browned it first then cooked it at 250°F for about 7 hours. Yum!
It can use a bit more flavor had to add quite a bit of salt after cooking and shredding, but overall it came out nice.
Carolyn 10 Apr
Flavorful! We enjoyed it with cilantro lime rice and black beans. Goes great in a taco too.
Kia S. 1 Apr
I made this many times now. My family request it!
Elizabeth 29 Mar
Tasty! Would be good for tacos.
mari 28 Mar
👍 would make it agai.
This was amazing. served it with Cuba Cuban black beans and white rice. it was a delicious, easy meal.
delicious. We have 5 kids and everybody loves it. a rare occasion in our house.
tchaump . 1 Mar
Delicious. Are with rice and shedded Brussels sprouts. Juices from the crock pot poured over everything made it spot on.
Chelsea 1 Mar
This was definitely not as flavorful as I expected, just as a couple other posters stated. The jus from the pan was awesome as far as flavor, but the pork itself didn't have that same flavor. I'm wondering if browning it and rendering some of the fat first might help. Also, making a rub before adding the oil and juice, maybe? I bet you could make a rub out of the dry ingredients, the *crushed* garlic, and maybe some orange zest and lime zest. That would be good. Let it marinate for a little bit, then brown the pork with the rub/marinade. Then throw it into the slow cooker. And maybe even finish just the pork off in the broiler if you want a crust. I don't know, just some ideas. :)
Becker 14 Feb
Very flavorful and easy!
Sasha Ordiway 10 Dec 2017
Such a delicious and easy dish. I am generous with the spices and always add a bit extra juice. The pork is tender and juicy, goes perfect with cilantro lime rice.
Louna 29 Oct 2017
So delicious! Replaced the orange juice with red wine and little sugar substitute because I can't do sugar. Came out tender and juicy!
Miss escobar 8 Aug 2017
It had so much flavor and was perfect with a white rice!
Shea A. 10 Nov 2016
Although this was okay I'll be honest and say it's not Cuban style. We don't generally use cumin. We use adobo. Cumin, that's more of a Mexican go to spice; and red pepper flakes? Yeah no go on that too. If you're looking for spice we use scotch peppers,,, habanero's or something along that line . I noticed a few of you noticed it wasn't flavorful. We use way more veggies than listed. Zoom them up in a blender and allow the meat to marinate over night. It's called sofrito. I'm not trying to be a negative Nan, but this is a slow cooker pork. Not Cuban at all.
Jessica D. 14 Sep 2016
Not flavourful as I expected, but very moist and still enjoyable. I would definitely make sure that you have flavourful sides. The leftovers tasted better than the initial meal.
Kate H. 27 Jun 2016
So, so good. Made it with cilantro lime rice, and it was excellent. Highly recommended. Definitely making this again!
Emily Y. 26 May 2016
I was disappointed in this meal. My expectations might have been too high. The prep was right up my alley- simple. The combination of spices was intriguing, and the smell that greeted me when I got home was enticing. Then I tried it. I felt it was dry, which was surprising since it has been sitting in juice all day. I also felt it was low on flavor. I'm not giving up on this meal though. Next time I'm going to try marinating it overnight to see what effect that has. So it's 3 stars now, but might get upgraded soon. To be continued. . .