2Tbspannato powdersub paprika if you can’t find annato
1tspground black pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
5lbpork shoulder roastI bought two smaller roasts
1/4cupapple cider vinegar
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This was delicious with a couple of eggs for breakfast!
Slow Cooker Puerco Pibil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.