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Cuban-Style Chipotle Pulled Pork

Recipe for Cuban-Style Chipotle Pulled Pork - I am pretty sure this will be your favorite way of preparing pork from now on.

A bit of spice from the chipotle peppers offset with the sweetness of the brown sugar, all balanced by the citrus juices. I am pretty sure this will be your favorite way of preparing pork from now on.

Cuban-Style Chipotle Pulled Pork
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  • 5-6 lbs bone in pork butt or shoulder
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 whole yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about 3-4 medium oranges)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 3 large limes)
  • 1-7oz. can chipotles in adobo
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Kosher salt, pepper and cumin
  1. Season the pork butt or shoulder on all sides generously with salt, pepper and cumin. Cut small slits all over the pork and rub the seasonings in the crevices.
  2. In a large 7qt crockpot, add the onions and garlic cloves to cover the bottom of the pot.
  3. Place the pork butt over the onions and juices.
  4. Add the citrus juices.
  5. Add the can of chipotle peppers, along with the brown sugar, the oregano, cinnamon and the water.
  6. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8 hours, until the pork is tender, and falls off the bone.
  7. Once cooked, lower the temperature to warm, and remove the pork shoulder whole, as best as possible, from the crockpot and place it on a large cutting board.
  8. Using an immersion blender, blend all the vegetables and the liquids that remain in the crockpot.
  9. Shred the pork, and return it to the crockpot. Stir to incorporate the shredded pork with the juices.
  10. Serve the pulled pork in sandwiches, tacos or with rice and beans.

Recipe and Photo: T’s Tasty Bits

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