Mexican Style Shredded Pork

Mexican Style Shredded Pork

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"This is an amazing shredded pork recipe similar to what you would eat in a rice bowl (or in an enchilada) at a Mexican restaurant. It is easy to prepare and simmers in a slow cooker all day, ready to enjoy when you arrive home."
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7 h 30 m servings 520 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 520 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 19 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 43g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 41.1 g
  • 82%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 108 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 802 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place the roast in a slow cooker, and season with salt. Place chile peppers and garlic on top of roast. Pour in the chipotle sauce and 1/2 cup water.
  2. Cover, and cook 7 hours on Low.
  3. In a pot, bring remaining 2 3/4 cups water and rice to a boil. Mix in the lime juice and cilantro. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Remove roast from the slow cooker, and use two forks to shred. Return pork to the slow cooker, and allow to sit 15 minutes to absorb some of the liquid. Serve over the cooked rice.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.


  1. 505 Ratings

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**** CHIPOTLE SAUCE ****** - Look in your grocer section where the taco sauces are. I found an 8oz. bottle of Chipotle Sauce there made by Ortega. Same bottle style and look as taco sauce but la...

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I was quite disappointed given some of the great reviews here. I followed the recipe exactly and even threw in some chopped onion and southwest chipotle seasoning for extra flavor. We had it in ...

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**** CHIPOTLE SAUCE ****** - Look in your grocer section where the taco sauces are. I found an 8oz. bottle of Chipotle Sauce there made by Ortega. Same bottle style and look as taco sauce but la...

This recipe was awesome! I chopped up 1 small onion and minced a couple of cloves of garlic and added it to the crock pot. Also, instead of the water, I used a bottle of Corona beer and squeez...

Made this recipe for my Cinco de Mayo party. It was a huge hit with everyone,even my siste-in-law who is Mexican - she suggested that I add a little cumin after I shredded the pork and put it ba...

Very rarely - if ever - do I find myself wishing I could rate something more than 5 stars. This, however, is it!! I didn't bother with the rice, but instead added the lime juice (1 lime) and cil...

Answering British contributor nelepope's questions, cilantro is the Spanish name for fresh coriander leaves. It's found in the produce sections of most U.S. supermarkets. Google "Mexican groce...

Both the amazing taste (surprising considering it comes from so few ingredients) and the ease of the recipe earns it a five star rating from me. To give it more flavor since the people in my fam...

This was really good after I followed the recipe as it was written. I tried to make it without the Chipolte Sauce and found it was tasteless. (Made a special trip to the store and added it in a...

This was DELICIOUS! It was a big hit in my apartment. Based on some of the other reviews and my personal taste, I added: 1 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. southwest seasoning, 1 extra can green chiles, an...

Very, very good! This is a keeper! I stuck to the recipe as much as possible. I only had 1/2 of the pork needed, but used the same amount of other ingredients and it turned out great! Served...

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