cuban-pork tortilla roll-ups


  • 1/2 cup lime juice

  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 2-1/2 to 3-pound boneless pork shoulder roast

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • Shredded lettuce, (optional

  • Chopped tomato (optional)

  • 8 9-10 inch whole wheat or low-fat flour tortillas

  1. For marinade, in a small bowl, combine lime juice, grapefruit juice, water, bay leaves, oregano, salt, cumin, pepper, and garlic. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3-1/2 to 5-quart slow cooker. Using a large fork, pierce meat in several places. Place meat in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour marinade over meat; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6 to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.

  2. Place onion in cooker. add meat and Marinate. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10-12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5-6 hours.

  3. Remove meat and onion from cooker reserving cooking liquid. Using two forks, pull meat apart into shreds. Skim fat from liquid. Remove and discard bay leaves.

  4. Serve meat, onion, and if desired, lettuce and tomato in tortillas with small bowls of the hot cooking liquid.

Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Facts Per Sandwich
Total Fat
37.1 g
Saturated Fat
13.5 g
133.2 mg
635.7 mg
36.7 g

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3 replies

vicki9661 2014-08-29 10:44:54 -0300 Report

very good i made it in the crockpot on sun pulled it apart and put it in a container with the juice in the fridge and had the roll ups(one with shredded cheese, taco sauce and sour cream, the other with shredded cheese and bbq sauce both were excellent) mon night and pulled pork nachos wed night. this recipe is a keeper.

GabbyPA 2008-11-04 19:55:14 -0400 Report

YUM! I served this tonight with snack cups (another recipe here) instead of the tortillas and it was a fun dinner. This pork is so tender and full of flavor, I would have never thought of using grapefruit juice. Brilliant.