Slow Cooker Barbacoa Pork

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READY IN: 23hrs 30mins
Recipe by Mark and Stacy

Sweet and spicy crock pot pork roast. Great way to use the end of a pork loin. Can be served as an entree over cilantro lime rice, or used for nachos or tacos. Found this on the Skinny Taste blog. Prep time includes plenty of time for marinading. Actual active prep time is probably less than 20 minutes total to trim the meat, mix up ingredients for the marinade/sauce and then shred the meat.

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Directions

  1. Trim fat from the pork loin.
  2. Rub pork with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Seasoning amounts listed are estimates and you may need different amounts to ensure adequate coverage of the meet.
  3. Place pork in a pan or large ziploc bag and add 1/4 cup of brown sugar as well as ~6-8 ounces of coke zero, enough so that at least half the pork is submerged in the liquid.
  4. Marinate the pork overnight, turning it periodically to let it soak equally on both sides.
  5. Place pork and the marinade into a crock pot. Add 1/4 cup water and cook on high for 3-4 hours until it shreds easily.
  6. Discard the liquid and let the pork cool slightly and then shred it with forks.
  7. To make the sauce, combine 8 ounces Coke zero, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/8 tsp garlic powder, 1/8 tsp cumin, green chilies, tomato sauce, chipotle chili in adobo (1 chili was spicy enough for us, but if you want extra spice, may add additional chilies or even some extra chipotle chili powder) and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Put shredded pork back in the crockpot with the sauce and cook on high for 1-1/2 hours.
  9. Topping suggestions: fruit based salsa (such as mango peach), sour cream, guacamole, shredded Mexican cheese.

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