Mexican pull-apart pork

Serve this tender pulled pork in tortillas topped with sour cream and coriander.

  • 8 hrs 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Mexican pull-apart pork
  • 2 medium red capsicums (bell peppers) (400g), sliced thinly
  • 2 bunch medium brown onions (300g), sliced thinly
  • 375 gram bottled chunky mild tomato salsa
  • 1 cup (280g) barbecue sauce
  • 4 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 kilogram boneless pork shoulder
  • 12 large flour tortillas
  • 1 cup (240g) sour cream
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)


Mexican pull-apart pork
  • 1
    Combine capsicum, onion, salsa, sauce, garlic, spices and oregano in a 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker, add pork, turn to coat in mixture. Cook, covered, on low, for 8 hours.
  • 2
    Carefully remove pork from cooker, shred meat using two forks. Return pork to cooker, stir gently. Season to taste.
  • 3
    Divide pork between tortillas. Serve topped with sour cream and coriander.


You can quickly peel the capsicum with a vegetable peeler if you don't like the skin peeling off when it's cooked. To freeze, complete the recipe to the end of step 2. Pack into freezer-proof containers, leaving a 2.5cm space to allow for expansion. Seal, label and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge. Reheat in a saucepan or microwave on medium power (50%) until heated through.

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