Author / Rachel Koo

Otherwise known as Mexican Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork! Minimal prep work but you get maximum flavour. This is a classic and delicious Mexican main that can be devoured on a tortilla or your choice or bowl! Hearty, juicy and flavourful pork that will make your belly sing!

Macros:

Per Serving.
Calories: 294
Protein: 27 g
Carbohydrates: 3 g
Fat: 19 g*

*Fat content will depend on the amount left after being cooked in the slow cooker

Ingredients:

  • 4 lb pork shoulder
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno deseeded, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice (from 2-3 oranges)

For the Rub

  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried cumin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Method:

Step 1: Rinse and with a paper towel pat the pork shoulder dry

Step 2: Combine all ingredients for the rub, and rub all over the pork

Step 3: Place the pork in a slow cooker and spread the onion, jalapeño, garlic and top off with the orange juice

Step 4:  Set the slower cooker on low for 10 hours

Step 5: Once finished remove from slow cooker and let sit for 5 min. Shred the pork using 2 forks. For the juices left in the slow cooker, skim the fat if desired and discard.

Step 6: To crisp – heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large pan or skillet. Place shredded pork and juices in the pan and cook until the juices evaporate and the bottom of the pork becomes golden brown and crispy, while the top remains tender and juicy!

Step 7: Remove the pork from the skillet and serve on top of your favourite tortilla or as the main character in a Mexican bowl!

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Rachel Koo

Rachel has enjoyed sport her entire life and embarked on her coaching career in 2012. Starting as a personal trainer in various gyms, she eventually found CrossFit which lead her to CrossFit Football. In 2015 Rachel completed her CrossFit Football certification which opened up many doors of opportunity within coaching. Since then she has completed Power Athlete Methodology course, earned her Block 1 and put that knowledge into action coaching collegiate level athletes. Throughout the years training, proper nutrition and lifestyle habits have been the pillars in helping her clients and athletes achieve their true potential. Rachel currently working as a performance coach applying the Power Athlete principles with all of her clients.

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