Puerto Rican Slow Cooker Pulled Pork And 3 Ways To Serve

Looking for a versatile dish that can serve double or even triple duty?  This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is authentically prepared and works in 3 different and delicious meals.

Pulled pork can be made a variety of different ways and some can be rather complicated.  Here is a easy, but authentic, recipe from The Pioneer Woman’s website.  Her guest blogger shares her family’s original Puerto Rican pork shoulder recipe (traditionally called pernil) and how she prepares it either slow roasted in the oven or in a slow cooker.



She then shares 3 ways to serve – allowing this dish to stretch into several days of meals!  With this recipe, you have breakfast, lunch and dinner covered.

We’re going to try this dish in honor of all of our Puerto Rican friends as they struggle to recover from their island home’s destruction.  Prayers to all of them.



Here’s your grocery list for Slow Cooker Pulled Pork (Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder):

  • 4 lb pork shoulder or pork butt
  • 6 garlic cloves, pressed
  • ¼ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons white vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons salt
Visit The Noshery for the original recipe.

For the 3 serving suggestions, you will need the following additional ingredients:

Carnitas (pork tacos)

  • tortillas
  • diced onion
  • cilantro
  • lime wedges
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credit: The Pioneer Woman


Migas (traditional breakfast meal: eggs with pork, cheese and pico de gallo)

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Broken Unsalted Tortilla Chips Or Strips
  • 1/4 cup Pico De Gallo
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1 cup Slow Cooker Pernil
  • Fresh Cilantro For Garnish

Cuban Sandwiches

  • 1 loaf (6 In. Size) Cuban Bread
  • Mayonnaise, to taste
  • Mustard To Taste
  • 3 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 3 slices Ham
  • 1 cup Slow Cooker Pernil, Or More If Desired
  • Dill Pickles, To Taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter

Visit The Pioneer Woman for these 3 recipes and more!


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