“Get your Mojo on!”

Mojo is a word that was dragged into the popular culture by Austin Powers.  It has something to do with magic.  This recipe will bring that magic right into your kitchen.  And it’s done with a slow cooker!  Life is good.


1 t cumin

1 t dried oregano

1/2 t salt

1/4 t black pepper

2 bay leaves

6 cloves garlic

1/2 cup OJ

1/2 cup lime juice

1/2 cup olive oil

4 pound pork shoulder

2 large, sweet onions sliced thin


OK.  You’re going to have to start this the night before so the pork shoulder can bask in the goodness of the Mojo marinade overnight.  Like other overnight marinades, it can take care of itself while you play computer games or watch mindless TV.  And maybe sleep.

Combine the spices in the blender and pulverize them on high.  Add the garlic and juices and blend until smooth.  Slowly add the olive oil and blend until fully incorporated.

Punch holes in the pork shoulder, place it into a shallow dish that has a cover, and pour half the sauce over the pork.  Turn the pork to coat all sides.  Cover.  Place in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, or about 8 hours before you’re ready to dine, place the pork into a slow cooker, surround it with the onion slices, and cook on low for about 6 hours.  Turn the roast over and pour the rest of the sauce into the cooker.  Cover and cook for an additional 2 hours.

At this point the roast would like to sit on cutting board for about 30 minutes to rest while you reduce the sauce.  You can do this by uncovering the cooker and cranking it up to high.  Or, you can put the sauce into a saucepan and reduce it on the stove.

Slice the pork, drizzle on some sauce, top with some of the onions, and enjoy!


Amazing!  Got three pint jars filled with pork, onions, and Mojo sauce.  Would have had four but the shop I went to had only one pork shoulder and it was just a bit over three pounds.  That meant it took a bit less time to finish cooking.  That meant it was a bit sooner to start eating!  Life continues to be good.

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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