Chipotle Mexican Grill Braised Pork Shoulder

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READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
Recipe by KCShell

This is a similiar version of Chipotle's restaurant pork. I crave Chipotle's often and so I was glad to finally have a recipe I could create on my own. Note that the pork is supposed to come to room temp. before cooking. (2 hours) I would never do that. I am a freakezoid when it comes to raw meat, but you may be more savvy than I am, so that might work for you. Also, garnish ingredients are approximate. I found this on

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Generously salt and pepper the pork shoulder.
  2. Let meat come to room temperature (2 hours) I would never, ever do this step, but some of you may feel comfortable.
  3. Preheat oven to 325*.
  4. Add olive oil to pan, sear pork.
  5. Let rest 10- 15 minutes.
  6. Drain excess oil from pan.
  7. Add remaining ingredients to pork.
  8. Cover and cook 2-3 hours until internal temperature reaches 140*- 150*.
  9. Let pork rest 10- 15 minutes before slicing.
  10. Fill flour tortillas with shredded pork, garnish with lettuce, sour cream, grated cheese, salsa, tomatos and black olives or garnish as desired.

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