Spanish Seasoned Pork (Slow Cooker, Crockpot)

This is a shredded pork recipe that has unique and delicious flavors. A nice change from the typical pulled pork with bbq sauce. It comes together easily and needs no tending while it cooks. The only tricky part is finding smoked paprika--I don't think you can find that at the regular market--but I suppose that any sweet or hot 'regular' paprika will do... Measurements of spices are approximate, I usually just sprinkle the meat until it is well-coated.

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6hrs 15mins
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  • Zest the orange (grate only the colored part of the skin), and juice it.
  • In the bottom of your slow cooker or clay pot, sprinkle half of the seasonings and half the orange zest.
  • Set the meat atop seasonings, then sprinkle remaining half of seasonings/zest over.
  • Pour the orange juice around the meat. Add enough water, if necessary, to just cover the bottom of the pot and moisten any seasoning that didn't adhere to the meat.
  • Cook in the oven at about 250 degrees F for 5-6 hours or until it shreds easily with a fork. Or in your crockpot, medium 6-8 hours.
  • Serve with shredded cheese and sour cream.
  • If you want to be more labor-intensive, use fresh sliced onion and minced garlic, butterfly the meat or stab it several times and work the seasoning into the meat before popping it into the oven.
  • These flavors could also be used with chicken -- maybe a whole bird, stuff the cavity with the spent orange -- remove the lid to brown the bird for the last 1/2 hour of cooking.
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"This is a shredded pork recipe that has unique and delicious flavors. A nice change from the typical pulled pork with bbq sauce. It comes together easily and needs no tending while it cooks. The only tricky part is finding smoked paprika--I don't think you can find that at the regular market--but I suppose that any sweet or hot 'regular' paprika will do... Measurements of spices are approximate, I usually just sprinkle the meat until it is well-coated."
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  1. lenniedan
    I thought this was sensational. I was happy to find smoked paprika in the local market. I used the crock pot. The meat was so flavorful and tender -- I loved the orange flavor. I served this with Maman's Super Black Bean Casserole, Recipe #113256, which was also wonderful, and salad.
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  2. KWB5015
    This is a shredded pork recipe that has unique and delicious flavors. A nice change from the typical pulled pork with bbq sauce. It comes together easily and needs no tending while it cooks. The only tricky part is finding smoked paprika--I don't think you can find that at the regular market--but I suppose that any sweet or hot 'regular' paprika will do... Measurements of spices are approximate, I usually just sprinkle the meat until it is well-coated.
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