Serve this traditional taco dish with cilantro, avocado and tortillas for even more flavor. Slideshow: More Crock Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes 

June 2014


Credit: © Ian Knauer

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30 mins
8 hrs 30 mins
6 to 8


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  • Score the skin of the pork with a sharp knife. Season the pork with 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. In a 5-to 6-quart crock pot, heat the oil over high heat until hot. Sear the pork butt, turning once, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer the pork to a plate. Cook the garlic and onion in the fat in the crock pot, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 6 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, water, chipotles, oregano, and cumin. Then add the pork with any accumulated juices and cover the crock pot.

  • Simmer the pork butt on low, covered, turning over once, until the meat is very tender, 7 to 8 hours. Shred the pork, discarding the bone, then place the shredded pork back in the cooking liquid, breaking up the tomatoes with a spoon. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with cilantro, avocado and tortillas.