Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Burrito Bowl

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Burrito Bowl

Jason, one of our favorite local chefs, is back with this great dish just in time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or anytime you’re in the mood for a delish Mexico-inspired dinner!

Preparing the Pork

First, cut the pork in to smaller pieces. Basically, cut each loin roast in to quarters to get a more even cook on the meat. Once the meat is quartered, rub the chili powder and cumin in to the meat. Then, sear it in a sauce pan over medium heat with a little canola oil.

Searing Pork

Cook the pork for about ten minutes. Be sure to get a nice even sear on all sides. Searing the pork is especially important to lock moisture in to the meat for the slow cooking method. If you skip the searing step, the pork could easily get dried out if put directly in to the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker

Put the julienne onion, smashed garlic, & bay leaves in to the bottom of the crock pot. Place the pork loin on top. Mix the apple cider vinegar & maple syrup together and pour mixture over the pork inside the crock pot. Then, set the crock pot to “low” and let it cook for 6 to 8 hours. (This is a perfect meal to set up before work so you can come home to a delicious dinner and a fantastic smelling house!)

Sweet Potato

Just before the pork is done, peel and dice the sweet potatoes. Prepare them by tossing them in a mixing bowl with a little oil, salt, & pepper. Then, roast in the oven at 400 degrees for about 12 to 15 minutes.

Finished Pork

Once pork is done, take it out of the crock pot and strain the juice, saving for later use. Shred the pork with a fork. If done, it should fall right apart.

Pulled Pork

Building the Bowl

Now for the fun part! Build your bowl however you like. Personally, I like a little bit of everything including cilantro, cheddar cheese, salsa, & sour cream. That’s the beauty of this dish; once the pork and potatoes are done, everyone can just build their own burrito bowl how they like.

Burrito Bowl

This pulled pork recipe is quite versatile and could be used in a variety of other dishes such as; tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, & BBQ sandwiches.

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Burrito Bowl

This burrito bowl is irresistible
  • 3-4 lb pork loin roast (or shoulder cut)
  • 2 onions
  • 5 garlic cloves (smashed)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Maple Valley organic maple syrup (Amber)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2-3 sweet potatoes (large)
  • Avocados, Sweet Corn, Grape Tomatoes, Cilantro, Cheddar Cheese, Pickled Diced Jalapeno for serving (as wanted)


1. Cut each pork loin roast into quarters. Rub the chili powder & cumin into the meat. Sear meat in a sauce pan over medium heat with oil for about 10 minutes.



2. Put the onion, garlic, & bay leaves into the slow cooker & place pork on top. Mix apple cider vinegar & maple syrup together. Pour over pork. Set slow cooker to low setting & let cook for 6 to 8 hours.



3. Shortly before pork is done, peel & dice the sweet potatoes. Toss them in a mixing bowl with oil, salt, & pepper to taste. Roast in the oven at 400 degrees F for 12 to 15 min.



4. When pork is done, remove from slow cooker & shred with fork. Build burrito bowl with sweet potato, pulled pork, and toppings of choice such as avocado, sweet corn, grape tomato, cilantro, cheddar cheese, & pickled jalapeno.