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Pulled pork fajitas

Time: 4 hours (plus 10 minutes hands-on time at the beginning and end)

Servings: 4

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For the pulled pork:

  • 1.5 to 2 kg pork shoulder, bone in
  • 3 tbsp herb and spice mix (make your own or use ready-made)
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the fajitas:

  • flour tortillas
  • sliced cucumbers, peppers, lettuce
  • grated cheese
  • salsa, sour cream, guacamole


  1. Preheat your oven as hot as it will go.
  2. Coat the pork all over with olive oil.
  3. Rub the pork with the spice mix, salt and pepper.
  4. Put in the oven, uncovered, and turn heat down immediately to 160ºC / 320ºF / gas 3.
  5. Cook for 3.5–4 hours, until the meat pulls apart easily.

To serve, pull the meat off the bone and, using a sharp knife, cut into 2–3 cm chunks, slicing across the grain. These chunks can then be pulled apart with a pair of forks. Any hard, crispy (I didn’t say burnt) bits can be chopped up finely. Pile it all onto a plate, making sure the crispy bits are well distributed.

Put all the ingredients on the table and let everyone assemble their own fajitas.