Serves – 6
- 4 lbs pork shoulder roast, cut into large cubes
- 2 Tbsp ghee, divided
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 1 large garlic bulb, cloves removed and minced
- 3 tsp sea salt, divided
- 2 Tbsp dried oregano
- 3 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
- 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
- 6 garnet sweet potatoes, roasted
- Sliced avocado for serving (optional)
- Fresh lime juice for serving (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Gather a large dutch oven and add 1 Tbsp of ghee. Once ghee is hot, add pork and season with 1 tsp sea salt, garlic, and dried oregano. Once pork has browned, using tongs flip each piece over and season again with 1 tsp sea salt, garlic and dried oregano. Add chicken stock to deglaze. Cover and simmer on low for 2 hours.
- While pork is cooking, prepare and cook your sweet potatoes. Rub 1Tbsp of ghee on the skin of each sweet potato. Stabb each potato with a knife on all sides. Season with sea salt and bake for 45-50 min or until soft.
- Shred pork and transfer to a serving platter. Stir in fresh oregano and fresh cilantro.
- Slice sweet potatoes down the middle and stuff with pulled pork. Top with avocado and a drizzle of lime and serve!
Oregano is an herb that should definitely be added to your medicine cabinet. Oregano is not only delicious, it is also a powerful healing agent. There are over 40 varieties of oregano, but Origanum vulgare is the one most linked to health benefits. Fresh oregano is rich in phytonutrients like thymol and carvacrol, and is loaded with antioxidants that help prevent cell damage. Oregano is also a powerful antibacterial! Oregano is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin E, tryptophan and calcium. Those tiny, zero-calorie leaves pack so much nutrition! Enjoy all the healing benefits of Oregano in this delicious recipe!
Justine Stenger studied nutrition and physical education at the University Of Alberta. She graduated in 2008 and went on to complete a Holistic Nutrition and Therapeutic Chef Certification at Bauman College in Boulder, Colorado. She has completed her Functional Medicine training with The Institute For Functional Medicine, is a Bredesen Trained Practitioner, GAPS Practitioner, Certified Gluten Practitioner, and is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach through The Institute For Functional Medicine.