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Garlic Mojo Slow Cooker Pork

Nov 29, 2018 | Recipes | 0 comments

Garlic Mojo Slow Cooker Pork

Garlic Mojo Sauce takes this slow cooker pork to the next level! The Cuban-inspired garlicy, citrusy sauce is so good!

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I LOVE this recipe! My favorite thing about a roast? Leftovers = multiple meals!

I love using recipes like this for my cook once, eat twice strategy.  Try serving it with mashed sweet potatoes one night and over a salad or on pork sliders the next night…the possibilities are many!

Getting creative with leftovers like this means you can eat something different each night without getting bored – one core recipe, two delicious dinners.

When it comes to shredded pork, BBQ sauce may come to mind. That's a great stand by, but you're going to love this mojo sauce. It's a classic Cuban sauce with citrus and garlic making it the perfect pairing for pork. I like to make extra sauce to use with shrimp, salmon or chicken. It's amazing!

I also love any meal cooked in a slow cooker. It makes food prep, cooking and clean up a breeze. Slow cooking pork shoulder results in juicy, tender, fall apart shredded pork. If you have time, I recommend the full 8 hours vs. the quicker 4 hours. The slower the process, the better results you'll have when it comes to pork roasts.

If you need a new slow cooker, here's my favorite one. They are great to have in the kitchen, especially with busy days!

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Slow Cooker Garlic Mojo Pork

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 hours
Total Time5 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people


Garlic Mojo Sauce

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 limes
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Slow Cooker Pork

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ~4 pounds boneless pork shoulder
  • 1 cup chicken broth* OR sub water
  • 2 yellow onions


  • Finely chop 3-4 cloves garlic.
  • For mojo sauce whisk together: - 1⁄2c fresh orange juice (~2 oranges) - 1⁄4c fresh lime juice (~2 limes) - 1⁄4c fresh lemon juice (~2 lemons) - 3-4 cloves garlic, minced - 1⁄4c olive oil - 1/3tsp salt - 1/8tsp ground black pepper Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Heat 1T olive oil in a large pan over med-high.
  • Season pork shoulder with S&P, add to pan, and brown on all sides.
  • After searing pork, place in slow cooker w/ 1⁄2c chicken broth or water & cook ~5 hours on high or ~8 hours on low, until meat is tender.
  • Cool, then using your fingers or two forks, shred the pork into bite-sized pieces.
  • Slice 11⁄2 onions into 1⁄2” rounds.
  • Put 2T of Garlic Mojo Sauce in a large skillet. Warm over high heat.
  • Add 4 servings of the shredded pork to the pan and top with the sliced onion rounds.
  • Put lid on skillet and cook for a few minutes until the pork is warm and onions are crisp-tender.
  • Serve with additional Garlic Mojo Sauce on top.


Instant Pot Instructions:
  1. Place trivet in bottom of instant pot.
  2. Lay seared, seasoned pork + 1c chicken broth or water in instant pot.
  3. Cook on high pressure for ~90mins.
  4. Once cook time is complete, allow pot to sit for 10mins, then do a quick release. 
* Note: please read instant pot manufacturers guide and follow all instructions for high pressure cooking and quick release.

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