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Puerto Rican Shredded Pork Recipe

Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
9 hrs
Makes 6-8 servings
In this Recipe

This spicy-sweet Puerto Rican Shredded Pork recipe is a fun twist on traditional pulled pork based on traditional Puerto Rican flavors and it’s delicious! We made this at easy slow cooker recipe at home and served it as taco meat with fresh pico de gallo, sliced red onions, cilantro, and lime juice as toppings.

You can also serve it on top of a salad, on a sandwich, or with corn on the cob. There really is no wrong way to serve this pork! How did you serve it? Let us know in the comments below, we love to hear back from you!


  • 3 lb(s) Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 4 clove Garlic (skins removed and crushed)
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • .5 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil


  1. Take a sharp knife and poke about 12 evenly spaced holes all the way around the outside of the roast. Stuff half of the crushed garlic into these holes. Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, add the pork and brown on all sides. Once browned, put in a slow cooker.

  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a blender and blend for a few seconds until evenly combined. Pour the liquid mixture over the pork, and then turn the slow cooker on low and let cook for 8 hours.

  3. After 8 hours, remove the pork and shred using two forks. Remove the liquid from the slow cooker and strain out any solids. Add the shredded pork back into the slow cooker, then pour in 1 cup of liquid. Mix together and keep warm. Serve the pork as desired. Enjoy!

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