By: Revanche

Finally Friday: Slow cooker garlic pork shoulder blade

May 19, 2017

Every time I question what kitchen implements we REALLY need, the slow cooker reminds me that it earns its keep. This recipe was fantastic. Loosely translated: ridiculously easy, and cheap since we found the pork shoulder blade on sale for $1 a pound. That never happens around here! I bought four.


5 lb pork shoulder blade

1.5 tsp salt
2 tsps dried oregano
.25 c olive oil
8 minced garlic cloves*


*I would have done many more but I just didn’t have the oomph. I’m considering buying prepeeled garlic so that I can have all the garlic I want without collapsing.

Combine the salt, oregano, garlic, and olive oil, cover all sides of the pork and marinate overnight if you have time. I started this too late to marinate it, so I just popped it in on High for 5 hours and voila!

That was really all there was to it. It was great served on rice with steamed broccoli, or shredded for burritos and tacos. We have an abundance of guacamole this month and we’re having tacos most nights. It’s been pretty awesome.

5 Responses to “Finally Friday: Slow cooker garlic pork shoulder blade”

  1. Oh, this sounds great. If we can get to the store today, I’ll make this tomorrow.

  2. Kandice says:

    I buy a huge jar of (reasonably priced) minced garlic from Costco and just use a spoon to get what I need. It’s much faster, requires less energy, and it keeps well in the refrigerator. You might consider that as an option.

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