Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork


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Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork

In honor of that great day and on a Wednesday night where I had initially planned to not blog anything, I decided to share a recipe post.

Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork

Right near my office, there’s a Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria that I LOVE.  I’ve been going there with a co-worker (and others!) just about any time I get a chance to get out to lunch.  It’s that good!  

I’ve been considering trying to make an at-home version of their Cuban salad for a while, and I made my first attempt this weekend.  While it lacked the crispy edges that the restaurant-style pork has, the meat was full of citrus flavor and an amazing second to that tasty salad I enjoy for lunch.

Cuba Cuba’s Ensalada Cubana is topped with hearts of palm, tomatoes, onion, fresh avocado and dressed with a vinaigrette…. so you can imagine that this one was made almost identically.

My niece was in town for this recipe creation, and she opted to make hers into a rice bowl… and referred to it as “heaven in a bowl.”  Kid tested, kid approved… and kid photographed, by the way!  Thanks, Hailey, for helping to capture this recipe!

Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork

From Iowa Girl Eats

Serves 5


Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork

2 lb. pork tenderloin, boneless with excess fat removed

1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp. chicken broth

1/4 cup orange juice

1/8 cup lime juice

1/8 cup lemon juice

1/2 onion, cut into big chunks

1/2 jalapeno, sliced in half and seeded

5 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/4 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. smoked paprika

1 bay leaves


1 . Add all ingredients to a large crock pot then stir to combine.

Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork

Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork

Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork

2.  Cook on low for 8-10 hours or until pork shreds easily with a fork.

Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork

Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork

3.  Serve as a salad or a rice bowl with your choice of toppings.  We used tomatoes, onion, heart of palm, avocado, butter lettuce, brown rice, and a light vinaigrette.  

Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork

Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork

Per 1/2 cup serving (meat only):

CAL 244; CARB 5g; FAT 5g; PROT 42g; FIB 1g; WW Points Plus: 6