Let’s talk food. This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite paleo blogs. Ever. Period. Health-Bent is ridiculously awesome at creating amazing paleo recipes. And they are especially good at creating recipes that are based off of some of their favorite regular-people-recipes. Like a cuban sandwich. Health-Bent loves cuban sandwiches and they created this amazing recipe of a cuban pork tenderloin. It’s ridiculously amazing. I’ve made it. I know all. So I made my own little cuban type meal. It’s not as good as theirs, but I tried.

Enough about food. ENOUGH. Let’s talk about things that matter. Like how my kickball game got cancelled. What a damn shame. It was 80 degrees on Sunday and it is now really cold. Like snowy cold. It snowed. There is snow on the ground. I’m officially unhappy again. Not really, but I’m not loving it either. I need to be somewhere that it’s warm every day, all the time. My endorphins would be ecstatic. Ok, let’s be honest, I’m just unhappy I don’t get to check out dudes during kickball. Lamesauce.

OMG. I need to ask YOU a question. Yes, YOU. Well, you being the person who has purchased a PaleOMG shirt. Wait…you haven’t bought a PaleOMG shirt?!?! Are you high? They are like the coolest shirts known to man. They are stupid comfortable. I’m wearing the white tank top right now. No big deal. But I want to know, how are you liking the shirts?! Do you like the material? Do you like how they fit? Do you like the colors? And what about the headband? Do you like it?! AND, most importantly, what do you think of the shirt price, delivery speed, and customer service? I want to know it all. Lay it on me!

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Crockpot Cuban Pork Lettuce Wraps

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 1 head of butter lettuce, washed

For the pork

  • 2lb pork shoulder roast (or roast of your choice)
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the slaw

  • 1 head of purple cabbage, sliced to thickness preference
  • 56 dill pickles, sliced lengthwise
  • 56 tablespoons yellow mustard (the kind you put on burgers, not the powder)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Crockpot time!! Add your pork ingredients to the crockpot, No perfect way to do this, I just recommend topping your pork off with the zest and spices, but whatevs!
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. If you are making the pork overnight, put together your slaw so it can sit in the refrigerator overnight and all the flavors can meld together. If not, just make it right before and it will still be delish!
  4. Add all your slaw ingredients into a large bowl, using as much mustard as suits your fancy.
  5. Once pork is done cooking, use tongs to shred that guy!!
  6. Place shredded pork and slaw in a leaf of butter lettuce and eat it up!

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  1. Sara says:

    This was insanely good. I live alone and brought the rest into work to share the wealth and the response was exactly what my response was the first time I tried it: “You made that?! But it’s so tasty!”. (not the greatest cook here). Anywho, thanks a million. I lurrrrrrrve this dish!

  2. Dolores k. says:

    Made yesterday, and it is a winner!!

  3. Jenn says:

    Found this recipe AFTER I had already made a huge thing of pulled pork but I made the cabbage slaw and it’s SO GOOD! Thank you!

  4. Carol says:

    I want to try this recipe, but they only had a 7lb pork shoulder. Any suggestions for cooking time?

  5. Sonya says:

    Holy cow was this good. My son agrees! Thanks for the great recipe!

  6. Stephanie says:

    Delicious! I love the coleslaw and the pork has so much flavor. I am definitely making this again

  7. Whitney says:

    Ummm that cabbage slaw is no joke. I don’t think my husband has ever willingly eaten purple cabbage and he had 3 helpings last night and asked for leftovers for lunch. This is fantastic!

    1. juli says:

      awesome!! glad to hear it, whitney!

  8. Tarrah Cooper says:

    This is one of my all time favorite recipes! We are going to try it in the instant pot tonight! Just wondering if you have revamped it for instant pot??

    1. juli says:

      not yet!

  9. Anna says:

    This dish has become my birthday dinner for the past several years as well as for parties. So much flavor with little work (thank you, Juli & crockpot!!!)

    1. juli says:

      that’s so awesome!! glad you like it!