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Slow Cooker Pernil Pork


"Puerto Rican style pork roast, but done in the slow cooker. It's so tender and flavorful. Best of all, it's so easy to make!"


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  • Original recipe makes 1 - 3 pound pork loin Change Servings
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground ancho chile pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt


Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 350mins
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Step 1

1.Place the garlic, onion, oregano, cumin, chile pepper, salt, and pepper into a blender. Pour in the olive oil and vinegar. Puree until smooth. Spread this mixture all over the pork loin, and place into a slow cooker.

2.Cook on Low until the pork is fork tender, 6 to 8 hours. When ready, cut the pork into chunks, or shred; garnish with lime wedges to serve.

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