Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork

Need some inspiration for tonight’s dinner? Look no further than this savory and zesty Cuban mojo pork recipe! Easily made in your Slow Cooker.

cuban mojo pork

This Cuban Mojo Pork recipe is one of my favorite recipes to make in my Slow Cooker. It has also become one of my favorite Cuban Dishes.

Cuban Mojo Pork (also known as pork in garlic citrus marinade) is a classic Cuban dish that is bursting with flavors.

pork roast in slow cooker

The traditional way of making this recipe calls for marinating the pork shoulder or butt in a blend of citrus juices, garlic, and spices for several hours before cooking.

For this recipe, we are going to skip the marinating process and cook everything in the Slow Cooker (aka crock-pot).

pork shoulder on baking sheet

Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it’s cooking as the slow cooker loses heat.

Just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F. Cook times may vary based on the slow cooker’s brand, size, model, etc.

cuban mojo pork

Cube the pork and place it in a large freezer bag. Mix the rest of the ingredients together. Pour the marinade over the cubed pork pieces.

Make sure all the pieces are coated evenly with the marinade before sealing the bag. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight for best results.

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Remove the marinated meat from the bag and transfer it to an oven-safe baking dish.

Cover and bake for about 3-4 hours until fork-tender. The internal temperature should be at least 190°F.

cuban mojo pork

Ever wonder where this cut of pork comes from? Check this out:

pork cuts diagram

Once done cooking, serve hot alongside some rice, Cuban Black Beans (Frijoles Negros) or crusty bread.

shredded pork on a plate with rice

You will need the following ingredients to make this Cuban Mojo Pork recipe in your Slow Cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Pork Butt or Shoulder, Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Fresh Orange Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Orange Zest, Lime Zest, Olive Oil, Garlic Cloves, Dried Oregano and Ground Cumin.

  1. Combine all the ingredients (except the pork) and add to the slow cooker.
  2. Use a knife to poke some holes in the pork. Place the pork in the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours. The internal temperature should be at least 190°F.
  4. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and place on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 400ºF, for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the pork has browned.
  6. Let the pork rest for at least 10 minutes before shredding and serving.
  7. Optionally serve the shredded pork with the remaining juices from the slow cooker.

Printable Recipe Card

cuban mojo pork

Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork

Need some inspiration for tonight's dinner? Look no further than this savory and zesty Cuban mojo pork recipe! Easily made in your Slow Cooker.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 8
Calories 442 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
 

  • 4 lbs Pork Butt or Shoulder
  • 1 ½ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • ¾ Cup Fresh Orange Juice
  • ½ Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Orange Zest
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Zest
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil
  • 10 Garlic Cloves, chopped finely
  • 2 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cumin

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the ingredients except the pork roast and add to the slow cooker.
  • Use a knife to poke some holes in the pork. Place the pork in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours. The internal temperature should be at least 190°F.
  • Remove the pork from the slow cooker and place on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400ºF, for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the pork has browned.
  • Let the pork rest for at least 10 minutes before shredding and serving.
  • Optionally serve the shredded pork with the remaining juices from the slow cooker.

Notes

To Make this Recipe in the Oven
Cube the pork and place it in a large freezer bag. Mix the rest of the ingredients together.
Pour the marinade over the cubed pork pieces. Make sure all the pieces are coated evenly with the marinade before sealing the bag. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight for best results. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Remove the marinated meat from the bag and transfer it to an oven-safe baking dish. Cover and bake for about 3-4 hours until fork-tender. The internal temperature should be at least 190°F.

Nutrition

Calories: 442kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 43gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 586mgPotassium: 865mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 71IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Marisa says:

    This recipe is one of the best I have made in a long time. The orange and Lime juices gives the pork a very distinct flavor.