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Pulled Mexican Pork Recipe

Contributors: Esther Ellis, MS, RDN, LDN

Published: April 24, 2018

Pulled Mexican Pork Recipe
Rebecca Clyde MS, RDN, CD

This simple protein-packed dish can be enjoyed as a taco or burrito filling or served on a whole grain bun.


1 cup 100% orange juice with calcium & vitamin D
½ cup 100% grapefruit juice
3 pounds pork shoulder, trimmed, bone-in
1 cup water
1 medium onion, sliced
1 ounce packet taco seasoning


Before you begin: Wash your hands.

  1. Combine the orange and grapefruit juices and pork in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Drain pork and add it to the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours or until fork tender and your thermometer reads a minimum of 145°F.
  4. While meat is still in the slow cooker, use two forks to pull meat off of the bone and shred the meat into pieces.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: ⅓ cup
Serves 12

Calories: 140; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Trans Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 55mg; Sodium: 350mg; Total Carbohydrate: 5g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 3g: Protein: 17g.

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