Adobo Pork Sandwich

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  • Servings 6-8
  • 20 mins. + 8 hr. cook
  • Medium




  • 1/2 cup Onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Honey
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 9 large Garlic Cloves, peeled
  • 4 Chipotle Chiles, canned in Adobo Sauce
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 tbsp. Corn Oil, divided
  • 1 1/4 lb. Boneless Pork Shoulder, trimmed
  • 3/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth


  • 3 medium or large Onions
  • 2 tbsp. Corn Oil
  • 4 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 5 pieces whole Star Anise



  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Peel and section lime over a bowl, catching juices; discard peel.
  2. Add lime juice, lime sections, and 1 tablespoon olive oil to food processor; process until smooth.
  3. Scrape the chipotle mixture into a zip-top plastic bag. Add pork; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 1 hour.
  4. Add to crockpot and cook on low for 4-6 hours, until pork is tender


  1. Heat olive oil and butter, add onion slices
  2. Coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil, or a mixture of olive oil and butter (about 1 teaspoon per onion).
  3. Heat the pan on medium high heat until the oil is shimmering.
  4. Add the star anise and let simmer for 1 minute.
  5. Add onion slices and stir to coat the onions with the oil. Spread the onions out evenly over the pan and let cook, stirring occasionally. Add more butter as needed.

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