Sweet 'n' Spicy Braised Pork

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Sweet 'n' Spicy Braised PorkRecipe
Prep: 10 min.; Cook: 5 hr., 8 min.; Stand: 10 min.
Enjoy this slow-cooked Latin American dish atop black beans and rice with corn tortillas and lime wedges.
makes 8 to 10 servings


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3 pounds boneless PORK Shoulder Roast (Boston Butt)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 (14 1/2-oz.) cans diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1 medium-size sweet onion, chopped
1 to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
Garnishes: fresh cilantro sprigs, chopped fresh cilantro


Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Cook pork in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes on all sides or until pork is browned.

Stir together tomatoes and next 5 ingredients in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add pork, turning to coat.

Cover and cook on HIGH 5 hours or until pork is fork-tender. Transfer pork to a cutting board, and let stand 10 minutes. Shred pork with 2 forks. Return shredded pork to slow cooker, and stir until blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste, if desired. Serve immediately with a slotted spoon. Garnish, if desired.

Created date

March 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 412
Fat 26 g
Satfat 9 g
Monofat 11 g
Polyfat 3 g
Protein 31 g
Cholesterol 109 mg
Iron 3.5 mg
Sodium 748 mg
Calcium 59 mg