The most spectacular pork fajitas are made in the oven, honest.
This pulled pork fajitas recipe shows you how easy it is to make pork fajitas yourself from scratch. So are you ready to learn how you can make the most spectacular pork fajitas? Let’s get started!
If you love pulled pork but the thought of making it yourself is daunting this recipe will take your fears away.
This recipe can be made with a:
- Slow cooker
- Pressure cooker
- Instant Pot
What all of them do is make sure that the moist that evaporates stays in the pan, slow cooker, Crockpot.
That is why you need to close the lid of the pan when you put it in the oven. I made the mistake to put the pan in the oven but without the lid on.
It would take much longer for the meat to go soft and usually it would be very dry. Even after adding lots of water during the cooking process.
Then I made the no-knead bread recipe and it called for the lid on the pan to keep the moisture inside.
That made me decide to do the same with my meat dishes and it worked beautifully.
To get tender shredded brisket beef or pulled chicken all follow the same routine.
Just close the pan before you put it in the oven and you have the best slow cooker or Crockpot you can find.
Pork fajitas ingredients
To make this recipe you need the following pork fajitas ingredients on your grocery shopping list:
- Pork shoulder
- Brown sugar
- Apple cider vinegar
- Fajitas seasoning mix
- Tomato puree
- Onion (half minced, half sliced)
- Yellow bell pepper
- Orange bell pepper
- Olive oil for cooking
- Small fajitas tortillas
- Diced scallions
This recipe serves 3 to 4 people.
Pork’s secret ingredient
You can also use pork chops from the pig’s shoulder for this recipe. If you like you can take the bone out before cooking.
However, as the meat will be so tender after cooking it will fall off the bone. So if you leave the bone it will be alright.
What makes this recipe so spectacular is the softness of the pork.
To achieve this soft moist meat you need to add some acidity to the pork as it will help make the meat go soft.
The secret ingredient to get this done is apple cider vinegar. No worries as you will not taste any apple, although apple and pork go great together.
The apple cider will do a great job and turn the pork into the softest meat you ever tasted.
How to make pork shoulder fajitas
If you want to make this pork fajitas start with preheating your oven to 470℉/225℃. Then start with the meat.
Heat a Dutch oven and add oil to sear the pork. Bake for a couple of minutes then turn and sear the other side of the meat.
Take out of the pan and set aside. Add some oil if necessary and pan fry the finely chopped onion and garlic until soft.
Then add the brown sugar and tomato puree stir thoroughly. Add the apple cider vinegar and stir again before returning the pork into the pan.
Take two tablespoons of fajitas seasoning, preferably homemade and put it on top of the meat.
Add about a cup of water to cover the meat and bring to the boil before you put in the oven for 90 minutes.
Turn the meat halfway through the cooking time and add more water if necessary.
The meat should be largely covered with liquids. In the last 15 minutes of the oven cooking time heat a skillet and add some oil.
Put the sliced bell peppers and onion in the pan and let them go soft on medium heat. Just stir slightly and keep warm until you are ready to plate up your pork fajitas.
Wrap the soft fajitas tortillas in aluminum foil and let them warm in the hot oven for 5 minutes.
In the meantime take the pork shoulder out of the pan and pull the meat apart using two forks. Now it is time to plate up your pork fajitas.
First start with a tortilla, add some bell pepper and onion mix.
Then add pulled pork shoulder and decorate with scallions and serve. It is really such an easy pulled pork recipe.
If you do not eat all of the pork, store it in the fridge and make a pulled pork sandwich the next day.
The taste gets even better if you leave it overnight.
Other fajitas recipe
If you like this fajitas recipe you definitely have to take a look at these recipes:
- Pulled chicken fajitas – one of the most popular fajita recipes on the Tortilla Channel
- Tender beef brisket fajitas – more pulled meat this brisket tastes great
- Grilled steak fajitas that will blow your mind – grilled to perfection these steak fajitas are amazing
- Vegan mushroom fajitas – no reason to only eat fajitas with meat
- Soft fajitas tortilla – when you want to make the tortillas yourself as well
- Fajitas seasoning – homemade is the best and spices up all of your fajita recipes
See how to make pork fajitas
Want to see how you can make the most spectacular pork shoulder fajitas? Watch the instruction video with step by step instructions.
You can easily follow along and make this recipe yourself.
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. Have fun with this pork fajitas recipe!
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The most spectacular pork fajitas are made in the oven, honest. This is a how to make pulled pork recipe that is used for pork fajitas.
- 400 gram pork shoulder
- 1 tbsp of brown sugar
- ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp of fajitas seasoning mix
- 2 tbsp of tomato puree
- 2 garlic
- 1 onion
- 1 yellow bell pepper sliced
- 1 orange bell pepper sliced
- 1 cup water
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 6 small tortillas
- Preheat your oven at 470℉/225℃
- Heat a Dutch oven and add 2 tbsp oil. Sear the pork and bake both sides until brown. Take out of the pan and set aside
- Add more oil and pan fry the minced onion and garlic until soft
- Add the brown sugar, tomato puree and apple cider vinegar. Stir thoroughly before returning the pork into the pan
- Add two tablespoons of fajitas seasoning in the pan
- Add a cup of water to cover the meat. Bring to the boil before you put the pan in the oven for 90 minutes Turn the meat half way through the cooking time. Add water if necessary. The meat should be covered with liquids
- In the last 15 minutes of the oven time heat a skillet and add 2 tbsp olive oil. Put the sliced bell peppers and onion in the pan and let them go soft on medium heat. Keep them warm on low heat
- Wrap the fajitas tortillas in aluminium foil and let them warm in the hot oven for 5 minutes
- In the meantime take the pork shoulder out of the pan and pull apart with two forks
- Plate up the fajitas with bell peppers, pork shoulder and diced scallions
Calories: 891; Fat: 53.9g; Carbohydrates: 59.7g; Protein: 40.3g