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Slow Cooker Cuban Pork with Black Beans
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Slow Cooker Cuban Pork with Black Beans and Rice

Slow Cooker Cuban Pork with Black Beans and Rice is a satisfying, flavorful meal you can make any night of the week. The pork roast cooks low and slow throughout the day and the black beans and rice can be made just before you are ready to serve.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cuban
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 4.5 to 5 pound boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt roast) trimmed of as much fat as possible
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 recipe Easy Cuban-Style Black Beans
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, cumin, oregano, salt, and fresh ground black pepper and stir to create a paste. Rub the paste all over the trimmed pork shoulder. Heat the remaining oil in a large heavy skillet or Dutch oven over MEDIUM-HIGH heat. Sear the pork until it forms a browned crust on both sides. Transfer the pork roast to your slow cooker.
  • Pour the chicken broth, orange, and lime juice over the pork roast in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with the minced garlic and tuck a bay leaf down into the liquid. Cover and dook on LOW for 6-8 hours, or until you can easily shred the meat with a fork. Remove and discard the bay leaf and shred the meat into the cooking juices.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the Easy Cuban-Style Black Beans.
  • Prepare the rice according to package directions, using chicken or vegetable broth in place of water.
  • Serve shredded pork with Easy Cuban-Style Black Beans and rice.