Cacoila (Portuguese Pulled Pork)
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 2-4 hours
  • Servings: 10-12
  • Preparation Time: 10 min.
  • 2 lbs. pork (butt, shoulder, whatevs)
  • 2 onions, sliced into rings
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes (unless you have a Portuguese market nearby and then you can use Pemento Muida)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 cup OJ
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 cup water
DIRECTIONS
  1. Slow Cooker: Add all ingredients to a slow cooker and toss to coat.
  2. Cook on high for 4 hours or until pork falls apart easily.
  3. Shred and serve on soft Portuguese rolls.
  4. Stove Top: Add all ingredients to a large pot and cook over medium heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  5. If liquid begins to reduce too much, add a bit more water so that the meat will not dry out.
  6. Shred and serve on soft Portuguese rolls.