Mexican pulled pork

Prep time 25 minutes Cook time 3 hours

Serves 6 people



  • 1 x 1.5-2kg pork shoulder roast, boneless
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican chilli powder
  • 1 x 400g can tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup Mexican salsa
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ cup brown sugar


  1. 1.
    Preheat oven to 160°C or heat slow cooker.
  2. 2.
    Combine the taco seasoning and chilli powder together and rub into the pork shoulder. Allow to stand for 20 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Place the pork shoulder into a baking dish or slow cooker and pour over the diced tomatoes, Mexican salsa, smoked paprika and brown sugar. Cover and cook in the oven at 160°C for 2 ½ - 3 hours or in the slow cooker as recommended, until meat falls apart when tested.
  4. 4.
    Allow pork to cool slightly. Using two forks, gently pull the pork into strands. Place the pork back into the sauce and heat through.
  5. 5.
    Serve Mexican pulled pork on a warm tortillas with salad and lime wedges.

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