How to make it

  • For marinade, in a small bowl combine lime juice, water, grapefruit juice, garlic, oregano, salt, cumin, pepper, and bay leaves. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut roast to fit into slow cooker. With a large fork, pierce meat in several places. Place in a large plastic bag set in a deep bowl or a baking dish. Pour marinade over meat. Close bag. Chill in the refrigerator for 6 to 24 hours, turning occasionally.
  • In a 3-1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker place onion. Top with meat and marinade mixture.
  • Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.
  • Transfer meat to a cutting board; cool slightly. Skim fat from juices; keep warm. Remove bay leaves; discard. Use 2 forks to gently separate the meat into shreds. Transfer shredded meat to a serving platter. With a slotted spoon, remove onions from juices. Transfer onions to same serving platter. Serve meat and onions in tortillas with small bowls of the hot juices and Pico de Gallo. If desired, pass lettuce and guacamole.
  • Pico de Gallo: In a medium bowl combine 2 peeled and finely chopped medium tomatoes, 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion, 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro, 1 teaspoon lime juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and dash sugar. Mix well. Cover; chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

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    " It was excellent "
    ummmmKate ate it and said...
    Loved this.
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  • Jennean 4 years ago
    Just like my cuban mother in law makes!!! perfection I also added black beans to the tortilla Yummm
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  • swg832079 5 years ago
    awesome
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  • sbhardin 5 years ago
    Really good stuff!!! I added a few things, still super yummy! Thanks for posting this.
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    " It was excellent "
    heyer ate it and said...
    Oh, you have no idea how delicious this is. We toasted up some bread, added a little mustard, super delicious pickles and swiss cheese..... heaven.

    By the way.... since you only need 1/4 cup of grapefruit juice and I'm not a big g-fruit juice drinker, I'm usually able to find a small bottle of it with the other "grab-b-go" drinks in my grocery store. This way I can either drink the bit that's left or chuck it without feeling horrible.
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    WOW - this is right up my ally. Great post Dariana!
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