Slow Cooker Pork Adobado

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I am a sucker for any type of slow cooker, or slow roasted pork. Let’s be honest, I just love pork in almost any form, especially when it becomes moist and tender and can be used for sandwiches, tacos, or served over rice in all of it’s deliciousness. This recipe is a traditional Latin American pork recipe but I bet it would also be delicious with chicken or steak. The sauce is smokey, spicy, and delicious. Yum.

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Slow Cooker Pork Adobado

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  • 3 lb lean pork shoulder, all fat trimmed
  • 2 U dried ancho chile peppers
  • 2 U chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 6 U garlic cloves
  • 1 U onion, chopped into quarters
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 U bay leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
6 ounces
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243
Calories from Fat 93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 102mg
Sodium 169mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Protein 33g


  1. In a saute pan, toast the dried New Mexico chiles for 3-5 minutes until fragrant and begin to puff up. This brings out their full flavor. Once they cool, remove the seeds and stem.
  2. Add the chiles to small pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the chiles to rest in the water for 30 minutes.
  3. Add the chile peppers and 1 cup of their cooking liquid, the chipotles, cumin, coriander, garlic, oregano, and onion to a blender and blend until combined. This creates the adobo sauce.
  4. Season the pork shoulder with salt and pepper. Pour a small amount of the adobo sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the pork shoulder on top and pour in the remaining adobo sauce.
  5. Cook in your slow cooker for 6-8 hours until the pork is fork tender. Pull the pork apart using a fork and mix together with the sauce. Serve on it’s own, over rice, win a sandwich for a spicy pulled pork, or in tacos. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.
† PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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8 servings 6 ounces 243 cal 6 g 10 g 33 g 2 g 3 g 102 g 169 g 1 g

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