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slow cooker lime and cilantro shredded pork recipe

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Shredded Pork

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  • Author: 365 Days of Slow Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


A zesty, versatile shredded pork that can be served in salads, tacos, burritos, quesadillas or enchiladas. This is a perfect kid-friendly summer slow cooker meal that can also be easily made into a freezer meal.


Units Scale
  • 2 1/2 lbs pork sirloin roast
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Place pork in bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Top with lime juice, chili powder, cumin and kosher salt.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. If you are available, turn the meat over halfway through.
  4. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and place on a cutting board and shred. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the pork back into the slow cooker and stir. Add in chopped cilantro.
  6. Serve pork in tacos, burritos, salads, quesadillas, enchiladas etc.


To make into a freezer meal: combine all ingredients in a gallon size zipper bag. Freeze. When ready to cook remove from freezer and thaw in the fridge overnight. Cook on low for 8 hours.