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{Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder}


If  you haven’t been to the Whole 9 Life website yet, it’s definitely a spot you’ll want to frequent. Melissa and Dallas do what they can to bring you the latest and greatest Paleo information, and one of my favorite features of the 9-Blog is their “Steal this Meal” recipes submitted by their readers.

Not too long ago, my mouth watered over the ingredients for their featured Crockpot Carnitas from Lydia Ash. Her recipe called for the use of Pork Ribs, but I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to try a slow-roasted Pork Shoulder – something I’ve always wanted to cook!

So, I borrowed Lydia’s Spice & Veggie mixture, and created a delicious Mexican Pork Pot Roast!

Delicious Mexican Flavors!


  • 4lb bone-in Pork Shoulder
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 2 cups of diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups of diced peppers
  • 2 heaping tsp dried oregano
  • 1 heaping tsp granulated garlic powder
  • 1 heaping tbsp chili powder
  • 2 heaping tsp cumin


  • Mix all the dry spices in a small bowl. Be generous with the measurements if you like!

  • Rub all sides of the Pork Shoulder with the spices.

  • Mix the diced tomatoes, peppers, and onions in a separate bowl.

  • Cover the bottom of the Crockpot with a generous amount of the diced veggies.

  • Add the Pork Shoulder – if there’s a fat layer, we put that on top.

  • Add the remaining diced veggies on top of the Pork and on the sides.

  • Turn your Crockpot on low, and cook for 8 hours.

This is how it will look when it's done!

  • Serve up & enjoy! Garnish with Sea Salt & Pepper, if desired.


Happy Eating :) Joey


  1. Aloha934

    I’m so happy I found your blog! As a foodie who just started this Paleo thing, I’m glad to have found a blog that I enjoy reading as much as my other foodie sites. I can’t wait to try your recipes. Keep it up!

  2. Kerry Delaney

    Ladies !!!

    Your blog is unreal !! Awesome doesn’t even come close !!
    I literally just started Paleo…yesterday.

    So looking forward to reading going forward !!

  3. toni

    I wanted to let you know I’m SO HAPPY I found your blog & please continue what you are doing. I’ve been doing “primal” and following marks daily apple for about a month now but after finding whole9 i’ve decided I should take the paleo plunge. i am so scared and plan to start Monday…. I fear going nuts without dairy and dark chocolate but your blog and amazing meals make it seem like it will be a bit more “doable”. Thanks :)

  4. Lydia

    Hi! I’m Lydia Ash.

    Just stumbled across your blog (via Foodee’s Meal of the Day, which I just found) and was a little freaked out to see my name here. Ha!

    I’m so pleased you got inspiration from my carnitas recipe. Yay! And go-go-paleo!

  5. I just came across your recipe even though I follow your blog – found it on Foodee. Regardless, I just compiled all the ingredients and it sits in the crock pot awaiting 8 hours of love so I can confirm what I already know to be true – this dish will be Heaven.

    Thanks as always for the great recipes and the beautiful food photography.

  6. Shanna

    We loved this recipe when I made it a few weeks ago. I want to make it again tomorrow, but relized my roast is bone-less. Should I just extend my cooking time?

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