Growing up in Florida I took the availability of Cuban Mojo Pork for granted. Unbelievable citrusy-garlicky flavor infused into fall apart pork with some black beans + rice to soak up any juices. I had to make my own version now that I live on the West Coast, so start up that slow cooker and dump everything in! This one does not disappoint!

INGREDIENTS – serves 4-6

2 sour oranges OR 1 navel and lime
3 smashed garlic cloves
1 bay leaf
1/2c water
2-3lbs pork roast (I used sirloin but you could really use any low price pork)
Salt and pepper
1/2t garlic powder
1/2t onion powder
1/2t cumin
1/4c olive oil


Juice oranges (and lime if using) into slow cooker, add garlic, bay leaf and water. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and cumin on all sides. Drizzle with olive oil, turning the pork to coat. Place the pork in the slow cooker, put on the lid and cook on low for 10-12 hrs or high for 6-8 hours.

I served this with some brown rice, black beans, some shredded cabbage with a squeeze of lime.

Leftovers freeze really well too!


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