Mexican-Style Pot Roast Sandwiches

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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Cook:
10 hrs to 12 hrs low) or 5 to 6 hours (high)
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Mexican-Style Pot Roast Sandwiches

Ingredients
1
3 pound boneless pork shoulder roast
4
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 1/2
cups vinegar
1
cup fresh cilantro leaves
1
medium onion, cut into wedges
1/4
cup water
1
teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
2
medium red onions, thinly sliced
1
tablespoon cooking oil
1/4
cup lime juice
8
hoagie buns or kaiser rolls, split and toasted

Directions

  1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. With a sharp knife, make slits evenly on all sides of the meat. Insert garlic slices into slits. Place meat in cooker.
  2. In a blender combine vinegar, cilantro, onion wedges, the water, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour over meat in cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.
  4. Just before serving, in a large skillet cook red onions in hot oil over medium heat about 15 minutes or until tender. Carefully add lime juice to skillet. Cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes more or until lime juice is evaporated.
  5. Meanwhile, using a slotted spoon, transfer meat from slow cooker to a cutting board. Using two forks, pull meat apart into shreds. Place shredded meat in a large bowl. Add 1 cup of the cooking juices in cooker, tossing to coat.
  6. Divide shredded meat among bottoms of buns. If desired, drizzle with additional cooking liquid. Top with cooked red onions and bun tops.

Nutrition Facts

(Mexican-Style Pot Roast Sandwiches)
    Per serving:
  • 540 kcal cal.,
  • 15 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 110 mg chol.,
  • 793 mg sodium,
  • 57 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 42 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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