Slow Cooker Puerco Pibil |

Slow Cooker Puerco Pibil

Crock Pot Puerco Pibil Pork comes from the Yucutan region of Mexico. This super-easy crock pot dish guarantees huge punch of flavor.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Ethnic, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Pork, Whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 227 kcal


  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 can can of diced fire-roasted tomato 15 ounces
  • 2 Tbsp annato powder sub paprika if you can’t find annato
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 5 lb pork shoulder roast I bought two smaller roasts
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp salt


  1. In a small bowl, mix the annato, cumin, black pepper, 1 tsp salt and pinch of nutmeg. Stir in a bit of water until the spices have a thick, paste-like consistency.
  2. Slice the onion and add to a skillet with a spoonful of fat (coconut oil, etc) over medium heat. Cook for a few minutes until translucent, then add the can of tomatoes. Cook for a few more minutes until softened.
  3. Prepare the pork by trimming off any large pieces of external fat (if there is fat on the inside of the meat, most of it will cook out). Slice each roast into long pieces about 1.5″ wide. Season with salt.
  4. In the crockpot, mix the juice of one orange with the cider vinegar. Add the annato / spice paste and stir until dissolved. Lay the pork into the liquid. Top with the tomato / onion mixture.
  5. Cook on low for 6-8 hours (longer is okay, too). Skim the excess fat off the top while it’s still warm or refrigerate and the fat will solidify on top and can be scooped off.
  6. This was delicious with a couple of eggs for breakfast!
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Puerco Pibil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 867mg36%
Potassium 519mg15%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.