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Cuban Pork Wraps

Cuban Pork Wraps

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  • Makes: 8 to 10 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Marinate 6 hrs to 24 hrs
  • Cook 10 hrs to 12 hrs on low or 5 to 6 hours on high

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Shredded tender pork and onions made in the slow cooker stuff these tortilla wraps. Top with fresh pico de gallo and avocado dip.


  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 3 - pound boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • Vegetable-flavored flour tortillas or flour tortillas
  • Pico de Gallo or bottled salsa
  • Lettuce or purchased avocado dip (optional)


  1. For marinade, in a small bowl combine lime juice, water, grapefruit juice, garlic, oregano, salt, cumin, pepper, and bay leaves. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut roast to fit into slow cooker. With a large fork, pierce meat in several places. Place in a large plastic bag set in a deep bowl or a baking dish. Pour marinade over meat. Close bag. Chill in the refrigerator for 6 to 24 hours, turning occasionally.
  2. In a 3-1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker place onion. Top with meat and marinade mixture.
  3. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.
  4. Transfer meat to a cutting board; cool slightly. Skim fat from juices; keep warm. Remove bay leaves; discard. Use 2 forks to gently separate the meat into shreds. Transfer shredded meat to a serving platter. With a slotted spoon, remove onions from juices. Transfer onions to same serving platter. Serve meat and onions in tortillas with small bowls of the hot juices and Pico de Gallo. If desired, pass lettuce and guacamole. Makes 8 to 10 servings.


  • For Easy Cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Pico de Gallo


  • 2 peeled and finely chopped medium tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash sugar


  1. In a medium bowl combine tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and sugar. Mix well. Cover; chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Makes about 1-1/4 cups.

Nutrition Facts

(Cuban Pork Wraps)

Servings Per Recipe 8, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, Monounsaturated fat (g) 8, sat. fat (g) 6, chol. (mg) 90, cal. (kcal) 398, sugar (g) 2, fiber (g) 1, Fat, total (g) 19, vit. A (IU) 0, calcium (mg) 91, Potassium (mg) 557, sodium (mg) 420, Riboflavin (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 1, vit. C (mg) 9, carb. (g) 27, iron (mg) 3, pro. (g) 29, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, Folate (µg) 20, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Niacin (mg) 7

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