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Slow Cooked Puerto Rican Pulled Pork (Pernil)

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When you open the crockpot, the pork is floating in its own juices and falls apart when you put your fork in it. You can pull it apart with a spoon, it is so tender. The leftovers also make great sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds Pork Shoulder/Butt
  • 6 cloves Garlic, Pressed
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1-½ Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1-½ Tablespoon White Vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons Salt

Preparation

Combine garlic, pepper, oregano, olive oil, vinegar and salt. Rub pork with garlic mixture and refrigerate overnight.

When ready, drop into the crockpot on low for 8 hrs.

Done! Consume with vigor.

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Gini on 8.25.2011

Oh my goodness! So happy to have found you here! I grew up in PR but now live in TX and Im didnt really learn to cook PR stuff. But I am going to try your recipes! Thank you for sharing!

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hissweetgypsyrose on 4.9.2011

Oh, wow! This looks great! I am going to make this tomorrow. I can’t wait!

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susanmcortes on 9.12.2010

i did this yesterday/today and it was THE BEST! my VERY PICKY Rican in laws were VERY impressed!!! definately a keeper!

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Cookie on 6.22.2010

this is out of this WORLD! Perfect as is.

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Cookie on 6.15.2010

I made this. It was ridiculously easy and ridiculously delicious!!! Falling apart. No need for extra liquid.

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ljcranek on 4.30.2014

Loved this recipe. It’s refreshing to have a non-sweet pulled pork recipe!

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Peyay717 on 8.6.2012

Amazing! I’ve made this a few times and it’s been delicious every single time. I just made it for a party where it fed over 30 people and I got so many compliments. This is my go to pulled pork recipe!

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Christine Wehner on 5.31.2012

So delicious!! The second time I made it, I added chopped onions and will do that from now on.

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jjnnkansas on 3.12.2012

So simple and as my sister says, “Incredible!” On the first night, we had the pulled pork with mashed potatoes. Then the next night we used the pork in tacos and that was the real gem! Tacos make this pork shine! (Corn Tortilla, Tomato, Avocado, Lettuce, Greek Yogurt)

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abigailleigh on 10.26.2011

I have made this several times and we have enjoyed it every time! So easy to make and is very versatile.

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