Achiote Cochinita Pibil


For marinade
4 cloves garlic
2 tbsp vegetable oil
RawSpiceBar’s Achiote Recado Rojo
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon white tequila, optional
3 lemons, juiced
2 habanero peppers, deseeded
Kosher salt, to taste

For pork
2 pounds boneless pork shoulder or 3 pounds bone-in pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch-thick slabs
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 red or green bell pepper, sliced
1 white onion, sliced
12 bay leaves
Corn tortillas, pickled onions, salsa, to serve


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat until hot. Add RawSpiceBar’s Achiote Recado Rojo, habaneros and garlic and cook, tossing and stirring, until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a blender along with garlic, lemon juice, orange juice, vinegar, oil, tequila and a big pinch of salt. Blend until smooth. Season to taste.
  2. Pour marinade over meat and rub in. Cover, refrigerate, and let it rest at least 3 hours and up to overnight.
  3. Place pork, marinade and 1 cup of water into a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours. Once the pork is cooked, it should shred apart easily with a fork.
  4. Remove pork from grill and serve in tortillas with red onions and salsa.  Enjoy!


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