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Carnitas-flare Pulled Pork

14 September 2010

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1 cup water

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 tsp. liquid smoke (make sure you use stuff that isn’t full of too many yucky things (additives, flavor enhancers, etc.)…liquid smoke is literally smoke and water)

1 tbs. salt

1-1/2  tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. coriander

4 – 5 cloves garlic, minced

2 jalepenos halved (no need to seed them, unless you’re frightened of even minimal spice)

1 cinnamon stick

2 bay leaves

1 pork shoulder roast (about 4 lbs.)

1. Combine vinegar, water, maple syrup, liquid smoke, salt, cumin, coriander and garlic in a small bowl.  Place pork in a slow-cooker, pour vinegar mixture over it.  Add jalepenos, cinnamon, and the bay leaves.

2. Cover and cook on low for 6 – 8 hours (until it shreds easily).  Remove from slow cooker and shred.  If you overcook the pork and it’s a tad dry, you can use the cooking liquid to moisten it up.

******Use it to make tacos. Serve it with bbq sauce, or give it a Southern flare and serve it for breakfast with eggs!

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3 Comments to “Carnitas-flare Pulled Pork”


  2. I really should not have read this before breakfast… Looks fantastic!

  3. mmmm…I’m totally adding pork shoulder to the grocery list for this week…thanks for posting the recipe!

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