Yield: 6-8 servings
Pork butt and pork shoulder are the same cut of meat. It is a fatty cut, which makes it delicious, but there are ways to mitigate the amount of fat in the final dish – see Step 3. It’s delicious as a filling for tacos, burritos, enchiladas or tamales. It’s also tasty on it’s own, served with zesty coleslaw.
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 4-pound boneless pork shoulder roast
- 2 bay leaves
- chicken broth to cover
- Mix together salt, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, coriander and cinnamon in a bowl. Coat pork with spice mixture. Place the bay leaves in the bottom of the slow cooker and place the pork on top. Pour the chicken broth over the pork.
- Cover and cook on low heat for 10 hours. If your broth does not completely cover the pork roast, flip it after about 5 hours.
- Remove the pork from the slow cooker and set it aside to cool. While it cools, remove the juices from the pot and put them in a container in the freezer. The fat will solidify on top. Remove the fat, keeping only the juices.
- Shred the pork and add the juices to moisten. Enjoy!