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Slow Cooker Chili Rubbed Pork Roast

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x


If you need an easy, comforting meal, this is the one. This slow cooker chili rubbed pork roast comes together in a few simple steps.


  • 6 dried ancho chili peppers
  • 34 large cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 34 pounds pork roast
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced (approx. 2 1/2 to 3 cups)


  1. Fill a medium-sized saucepan with water and bring it to a boil. Add chili peppers and boil for about 5 minutes, or until peppers are softened. Remove the chili peppers from the water and drain in a colander. Remove and discard the stems.
  2. Place chili peppers, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, and olive oil in the bowl of a food processor or high-speed blender. Process about 30 seconds, or until peppers are finely chopped and mixture is well combined.
  3. Rub chili mixture into the pork on all sides.
  4. Place onions in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place pork roast on top. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or until the meat is cooked through.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours, 5 minutes
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Main Course

Keywords: slow cooker, pork, chili peppers