Today’s recipe is quite different from the Artichoke Heart Stuffed Shells I told you about earlier this week. Those shells were crazy delicious, but they were quite time and labor intensive. Today’s recipe? Not so much. In the time and labor department, that is. This truly might be the easiest recipe I’ve ever posted. But don’t let that fool you into thinking the flavor suffers one bit for lack of effort. One taste of this Slow Cooked Puerto Rican Pork just might make you swoon. And if you make this for the man in your life, I absolutely guarantee you’ll make him swoon – and love you forever.
This recipe is based on the traditional Puerto Rican recipe for Pernil, a dish consisting of pork shoulder simply prepared and cooked for hours in the oven. Taking the same flavors and placing them in a slow cooker makes for a recipe that absolutely couldn’t be easier. Or tastier. When it’s done cooking, this pork is juicy, succulent, and fall apart tender. It’s a little salty, a little tangy, a little garlicky, and completely delicious. You can serve it with rice or beans, use it to stuff tortillas, or just eat it straight out of the slow cooker. However you serve it, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser – which is good, since this recipe makes enough to feed a small crowd.