Slow Cooker Mexican Pork

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I love Mexican food. There isn’t a single good Mexican restaurant where we currently live. Sure, we’ve got a few that are good enough, but none that make me drool and make me rush madly once a week. This disappoints me. The key to Mexican cuisine is the meat. I’ve been desperately researching good recipes for Mexican meat. After watching “Drive-In Diners and Dives” on FoodNetwork, I found inspiration to use in the red iguanas in Salt Lake City. I’ve finally developed a good mix and think it’s pretty close to what the red iguana provides. As with most things in life, I cook in the crock pot to save time and ensure a really soft result, but you can also cook it in the oven.

Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork with Tacos, Cilantro and Guacamole

Always a crowd favorite, this Slow Cooker Mexican Pork is easy to make and will win over any crowd.

Preparation time 30 minute

cooking time 8 Hour

total time 8 Hour 30 minute

raw material

  • 1 Pork Butt/Shoulder Roast
  • 2 Ton Cumin
  • 1 Ton paprika
  • 1/2-1 Ton chili depends on how spicy you want it
  • 3/4 Ton garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon clove powder
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1 Ton Salt
  • vegetable oil


  • Trim roast and slice into 1/4-inch thick pieces. Place directly into the crock pot (or baking dish). I hate eating cartilage and fat so trim, trim, trim!

  • Combine the spices and pour into a crock pot (or baking dish).

  • Add enough vegetable oil to cover the meat. Yes, that’s a lot of oil, but fear not. If you skimp, you won’t get the same results.

  • Toss with hands until evenly coated with spices and oil.

  • For the crock pot, cook on low for 8 hours. If baking, cook at 350 degrees for 2 hours.

Calories: 174kcal | carbohydrate: 1G | protein: twenty twoG | fat: 8G | Saturated fat: 2G | cholesterol: 74mg | sodium: 797mg | Potassium: 428mg | Vitamin A: 370unit | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | calcium: 31mg | iron: 2.4mg

You can use beef, pork, or even chicken. what works best for you. I love pork. It absorbs the flavor best.

You don’t need much to garnish these tacos. Some nice white onions, some chopped cilantro and a splash of lime juice on top of a tortilla and you have a slice of heaven.