Cochinita Pibil (Mexican pulled pork)


Yield:    20 Portions

Ingredients                                            Amounts

White Vinegar                                         1 cups

Red onion                                                 1   ea.

Lime juice                                                 20   ea.

Salt                                                                a/n


Chile guajillo, deveined, no seeds           3.5   oz.

Vegetable oil                                               1   Tbsp.

Pork butt, 1 inch cubes                            3.3   lbs.

Orange Juice, fresh                                     3   cups

Lime Juice, fresh                                         1   cup

Garlic head, peeled                                     1   ea.

Achiote paste                                              2   oz.

Vinegar                                                       1 Cup

Salt                                                                   a/n




  1. Cut the red onion into fine julienne slices and put in a glass bowl with vinegar. Season with salt as needed, let sit stirring once in a while until service time.
  2. Season the pork with salt and pepper, and start searing in hot oil, approximately 15 minutes.
  3. Boil the Guajillo peppers already deveined and seeds taken out for 20 minutes, make sure to place something heavy on top because dried peppers float.
  4. In the meantime, blend the orange juice, lime juice, with the guajillo peppers, vinegar, garlic, onion, achiote and salt, until you have a homogeneous puree. Pour on top of the seared pork meat in the slow cooker. Cover the pressure cooker with the lid on high, and turn the heat down after 20 minutes. Cook for 4 hours.
  5. Once its fork tender, turn the  slow cooker off and let it rest . Open the slow cooker and separate the meat from the juices, shred the meat, then pour the juices from the pressure cooker on top of the now shredded meat.
  6. Serve the Conchita with the fine julienne red onion slices that have been marinating in the lime juice and vinegar.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds delicious! I’m sharing it on my Facebook paleo page.

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    1. Let me know what they think!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. That is such a great pic! This looks like a great dinner idea 🙂 Thanks for sharing

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  3. Colin Begg says:

    Some interesting recipes there!

    Liked by 1 person

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