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Slow Cooker Cuban Pork

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Slow Cooker Cuban Pork

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Cuban Pork
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 446kcal


  • 1 medium onion
  • 8 clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 pound pork roast
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 medium lime
  • 1 medium bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 4 cup mixed greens
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 4 ounce feta cheese crumbles

Serve With


  • Dice onion and mince garlic; set aside separately.
  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add roast and brown each side. Place roast in slow cooker.
  • Pour off all but about 1 tablespoon fat from the frying pan and return the pan to medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until just barely golden brown. Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes more until garlic is fragrant.
  • Pour in orange juice and juice from the lime (about 1 1/2 tablespoons worth); bring to a boil. Deglaze the pan by stirring and scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Pour this liquid over the pork.
  • Add bay leaf and salt to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours or on low for 5 hours.
  • At least 30 minutes before the pork has completed cooking, prepare the rice as directed on the package.
  • About 15 minutes before pork is done, assemble the salad.
  • Discard the bay leaf. Transfer the pork to a serving dish and slice it. Season the sauce to taste with additional salt and pepper if desired.
  • Spoon onions, garlic, and sauce over the pork,and serve with salad and brown rice on the side.
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Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 538mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g

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