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Test Kitchen Approved

Slow Cooker Cuban Island Pork

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Yields

6 to 8 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

8 Hours

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

This easy slow cooker recipe is perfect for cold winter nights when you need a taste of the islands. It's also a great summer recipe to use for tacos or tostadas.

Serving Suggestions

Serve over rice with a dollop of sour cream and fresh chopped cilantro. Makes a great filling for tacos and burritos or a topping for nachos or tostadas.

Recipe Notes

*If you don’t have rum on hand, double the orange juice to 1/2 cup.

We made this recipe in a 6-quart slow cooker.

Ingredients

2 lbs. pork loin roast, cut into 1/2- to 1-inch cubes


1 large red onion, diced

1 large red bell pepper, diced

1 (30 oz.) can pinto beans, drained

1 (4 oz.) can sliced black olives, drained

1 (4 oz.) can diced green chiles, drained

1 1/2 cups tomato juice (or 1 can V8® or similar)

1/4 cup orange juice

1/4 cup light or dark rum (optional)*



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Directions

Season cubed pork with generous pinches of salt and pepper and set aside while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. Place all ingredients, including seasoned pork, in a slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours until pork is fork tender. Serve warm.