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Slow Cooker Lechon Asado

Slow Cooker Lechon Asado

Sue Lau
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Marinating time 6 hrs
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • slow cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 4 pound boneless center cut pork loin half
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden cilantro paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Tomato Mojo (yield 1-1/2 cups):

  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 scallions
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro paste
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato

Instructions
 

  • Drain the marinade into the crock and add one cup chicken broth.
  • Brown the pork in the 2 tablespoons of oil then add the pork to the crock.
  • Cover, set on LOW (not high!), and cook for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until the pork temps at 145F with an instant read thermometer. This might mean setting the cooker at 8-10 hours and turning it off after 2 hours 45 minutes if it doesn't say low already.
  • Remove pork from the crock and let rest, covered with foil, for about 20 minutes.
  • While pork rests, combine mojo ingredients in a food processor and puree.
  • Slice pork thinly and serve with mojo sauce.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Cuban pork roast, tomato mojo