South of the Border Pulled Pork

pulled pork mexican

If you prefer your crockpot recipes to have a bit of a kick, this is one of the best crockpot meals for you. The green chilies spice up this pulled pork recipe and the cumin, oregano and cinnamon add flavor.

This delicious pulled pork is great served with split buns or tortilla wraps and you can serve a salad on the side or some homemade coleslaw, which will contrast nicely with the spicy flavor of the pork.

Easy crockpot recipes are ideal for busy families and this one is very simple to follow, even if you are new to crockpot cooking. Even though all pulled pork crockpot recipes are different, they all have something special about them.

Some pulled pork crockpot recipes will call for clove-studded onion slices or BBQ sauce but this recipe has a south of the border feel, using chilies, oregano, cilantro and other typical Mexican ingredients, which give the pork a mouthwatering flavor without making it too spicy to enjoy.

The following dish takes about 9 hours to cook to perfection. The exact time depends on your slow cooker and also on the dimensions of the pork roast itself.

Letting it cook for slightly longer, when it is done, won’t do any harm, so if you are expecting company but aren’t sure of the exact time, this is a good meal to make, as long as you remember to start it early enough in the day so it’s ready by dinnertime.

You can make sandwiches with this or serve it with some homemade coleslaw or potato salad.


  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (250ml) thick BBQ Sauce
  • 9 oz (250g) canned green chilies, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro (20g chopped fresh coriander)
  • 3 lbs (1350g) boneless pork shoulder roast, trimmed


  1. Combine everything except the pork and cilantro to make the sauce.
  2. Put the pork in the crockpot and pour the sauce over it, lifting the pork a bit so the sauce will go underneath.
  3. Cover and cook on a low heat until the pork is very tender.
  4. This will take 8 to 10 hours.
  5. Pull the pork apart or shred it with forks.
  6. If the sauce is very liquid, you can cook it on the stovetop for a while.
  7. Pour the sauce into a serving bowl and stir in the shredded pork and cilantro.
  8. Serve with split sandwich buns or flour tortillas garnished with cilantro for a splash of color.


  • If you enjoy typical Mexican flavors, this is one of the best pulled pork crockpot recipes to make because the oregano, cilantro, chili, and other ingredients give it a wonderfully authentic Mexican taste.
  • Pork is used in a lot of traditional Mexican recipes and using a crockpot means that the flavors will combine extra well and the meat itself will come out breathtakingly juicy and tender.
  • If you want to make something special but hassle-free, this recipe is ideal.

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