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Slow Cooked Spicy Pulled Pork

Last week for my crock pot favorites series I shared a recipe for slow cooked black beans that we love to layer as burrito bowls. Today I have the spicy pork that I like to use along with the black beans for burrito bowls.

One of the things I love about burrito bowls is that they work great for serving a crowd. A large pot of beans, a pork roast like this one today, rice, cheese, salsa, lettuce, chips, and whatever else you like piled on and you have a pretty inexpensive meal that will serve quite a few people. And it works great buffet style where everyone can make their own.

This pork is great for a burrito bowl type meal, but we also love it for pork tacos, a burrito filling, on top of chips as nachos, and really any Mexican type meal. This filling really is an all purpose Mexican or Tex-Mex type meal and it freeze well.


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  1. Oh, this sounds divine, Lynn! I love the combo of sweet with cumin. There are so many great ways to make pulled pork! Thanks for sharing this one. 🙂


  2. Christina says:

    I’ve tried pork shoulder in my slow cooker before, and it never seems to shred as easily as it should (usually the fat that is marbled throughout the roast makes it too tough to shred easily). Do you think I’m not cooking it long enough? Or overcooking it?

    • I would guess not long enough. Have you ever tried brining it? I think it really helps the texture. I also trim off any fat from the outside that I can if it is a really fatty roast so that it removes some of that. And this recipe would work with just about any cut of pork and still be really good. So you could try a different cut if you have one that you like better.

  3. I made this for dinner today along with the Sante Fe black beans. Both were yummy! I loved the slightly sweet tang of the pork. This one’s a keeper. Thanks!

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