Slow-Cooker Cuban Sliders

Slow-Cooker Cuban Sliders

Today we have a WINNING recipe for you so that you can WIN in your nutrition and WIN in life!

Today’s WINNING recipe to meet Coach JC’s 10 WINNING Habits is…Slow-Cooker Cuban Sliders. You will find your lean protein in recipe.


For the pork shoulder

11/2 tablespoons cumin
11/2 tablespoons dried oregano
11/2 teaspoons salt
1 (3.5 pounds or 1,590 grams) pork shoulder, trimmed of as much fat as possible
1 tablespoon cooking oil
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1 medium (110 grams) white onion, thinly sliced
1 (70 grams) lime, juiced
2 medium (140 grams each) oranges, juiced (about 1 cup juice)
1/2 cup (120 grams) water

For the sliders

8 whole-grain slider rolls (about 70 calories per roll)
8 teaspoons Dijon mustard
16 pickle slices


Prepare the rub by putting cumin, oregano and salt into a small bowl. Toss with a fork to combine.

Sprinkle rub over the pork shoulder, and use your fingers to massage the rub into the pork shoulder.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Put cooking oil into the skillet, and allow it to heat. Add the pork shoulder to the skillet and sear until it is brown all over, about 7–10 minutes.

Put the pork shoulder into the slow cooker first. Then add the garlic, onion, lime juice, orange juice and water. Cook pork shoulder on low for 6–8 hours, until meat completely falls apart.

Take the pork shoulder out of the slow cooker, and shred the meat with a pair of tongs or two forks. Add as much juice from the slow cooker as needed to your shredded pork to keep it moist and juicy.

Split the slider buns and toast them. Spread each bun with 1 tablespoon mustard, and top with a slice of Swiss cheese and 2 pickle slices. Sprinkle salt to taste, and serve.

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    "If you want to WIN more in life you are in the right place my friend! I am blessed and privileged everyday to help people WIN more in life.

    I got my start as the youngest Director of Strength & Conditioning at the Division I level at Oral Roberts University and have been blessed to COACH professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, and WNBA through Dynamic Sports Development. As an ENTREPRENEUR I then started Bootcamp Tulsa to help women WIN in their Fitness, Nutrition & in Life. On a daily basis I now run our Non-Profit, 501 (c) (3), Fit First Responders serving those that serve us everyday, our Police Officers, Firefighters, Medics and national Guard.

    If I'm not helping people WIN through my Performance Coaching you will find me motivating people on stage through my MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING in churches, companies, universities and athletic organizations. I even took some of that motivation and combined it with a winning game plan to author a few books. I love helping people WIN but there is nothing I'm more passionate about then being a FATHER to my beautiful daughter and a HUSBAND to my hot wife."

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