Shredded Caliente Pork

Servings 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder
  • 1 medium onion quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 leaves Romaine lettuce


  • Place pork shoulder in a slow cooker.
  • In a food processor or blender, process the next 11 ingredients (onion through honey) until smooth.
  • Rub mixture over the entire surface of the pork then add the water. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or until pork is very tender. Shred with a fork and stir into slow cooker juices. Wrap shredded pork mixture in lettuce leaves, roll up and enjoy!


SERVING SUGGESTION: A big relish tray of English cucumber spears with carrot, celery and jicama sticks.
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