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Slow-Cooked Achiote Pork ("Cochinita Pibil")

PerryPerry Gresham

This slow cooker pork dish is delicious and reminds me of our trip to the Yucatan. It was a truly wonderful experience.

servings:Serves 6
prep time:
20 min
total time:
6 hr 20 minutes


  • 3 pounds bone-in pork shoulder roast
  • 1/2 of a 3.5-ounce package prepared achiote seasoning (I like Yucateco brand adobo de achiote, available in Mexican grocery stores and through Internet sites)
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice (divided use)
  • Salt
  • 1/2 1-pound package banana or plantain leaves, defrosted if frozen (optional), available in Mexican or Asian markets
  • 1 large white onion, sliced about 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • About 1/2 cup Fresh Hot Chile Salsa or Mexican hot sauce
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