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Pulled Pork

Qdoba Mexican Grill Copycat Recipe

1 boneless pork shoulder roast
1 white onion, cut into thin strips
2 Poblano chilies, cut into thin strips
2 Jalapeños, minced
2 Anaheim or Hatch green chilies, cut into thin strips
2 cups tomatillos, husked, cut into large chunks
3 cloves fresh garlic, peeled, sliced
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Cut onions into fine strips, approx 1/8 inch thick, and place in bottom of crock pot. Wash and cut tomatillos and place half in bottom of crock pot. Place pork roast into crock pot on top of onions and tomatillos. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place remaining tomatillos, fresh garlic, and cut chilies on top of pork.

Turn crock pot on low and cook for a minimum of six hours. If your crock pot has a high setting you can cook on high for the first two hours, but don't leave on high too long as pork will become tough. After six hours, shred pork with tongs or forks, removing any fat prior to shredding.

Serve with warm tortillas, flavorful salsa, pico de gallo, minced onions, chopped cilantro, and avocados.


  1. No water? I've always added at least enough water to cover the meat. Is this wrong? And approximately what size roast?

  2. I didn't put water on mine and I was worried too but this was juicy and perfect! Instead of a roast, I got a pack of pork chops, cut the fat off and threw them in (with a little less of the hot peppers). It was AMAZING!

  3. I am cooking this right now! I must say how impressed I am at how similar this smells to qdobas pulled pork! My husband is excited to eat it too, of course he excited to eat anything, really so... lol I find that raw onions and garlic in the crockpot creates a weird taste to my dishes so I made one change; sautéed the garlic and onions before putting it in the pot... I read this helps cut the taste down a bit. Anywho, thanks for the recipe! It's absolutely appreciated!

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