Slow Cooker Cochinita Pibil

Slow Cooker Cochinita Pibil

You will never make plain ground beef tacos again!
You will never make plain ground beef tacos again!


2 lbs Pork Butt (I like bone in for more flavor so if using bone get 2.5-3lbs meat)

2 tbs canola oil

1 medium white onion diced

1 garlic clove finely diced

1 lime (Juiced)

3-4 cups orange juice (enough to cover the meat)

2 tbs chili powder

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp ground coriander

JF Universal Salt to taste

Fresh Ground Pepper



Cube the pork butt into large chunks. Add canola oil to a large sauté pan and brown the meat over medium-high heat (remember browning meat means more flavor.) Turn the meat to give each side a nice sear.

Towards the end of searing add the diced onion and garlic and give it a fast stir in the sauté pan, approx 2 min on medium-low heat.

Pour entire sauté pan into your slow cooker making sure all the juices and pan drippings from the browning are included.

In a small bowl combine the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, coriander, and salt. Give it a stir.

Pour all the spices over the meat in the slow cooker. Add the lime juice and the orange juice just to cover the meat and stir it all together. Add about four turns of fresh ground pepper and cover the pot.

Set Slow cooker to 6 hours and go on your way …

In 6 hours you will have amazing fork tender meat for your tacos or rice bowls, another one of my kid's favorites AKA Deconstructed Tacos

Use a fork to separate the meat and stir in the remaining juices.

Serve on fresh tortillas with toppings of your choice.

A few of my favorite toppings are, JF Guacamole and simple Pico de Gallo, pickled onions, queso fresco cheese and shredded cabbage

Don't forget to always add a squeeze of fresh lime over your meat on your tacos!


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