Puerto Rican Pork a La Criolla

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a really flavorful roast pork, with lots of garlic and black pepper. It doesn't require overnight prep, just about 5 minutes of seasoning and an hour and a half in the oven. Leftovers make great sandwiches!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine pepper, garlic, oregano, vinegar, olive oil and salt in a small bowl, then rub this mixture all over the pork roast.
  3. Place roast in a shallow baking pan and roast, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for about 1-1/2 hours; meat thermometer should read 165 to 170 degrees F.
  4. Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.


Most Helpful

Excellent flavor and super tender. Thanks! *****

lynne1141 June 03, 2010

Perfect pork loin!! I followed the directions exactly and it turned out perfect. I did cook it in a cooking bag because I like to and it made a nice gravy. Thank you so much for posting this recipe, my husband loved it also and so did my children. I made it with recipe #34059 Make ahead mashed potatoes. Thank you so much.

Metritek January 04, 2009

This is delicious! I marinated a bone in pork loin roast overnight in the pepper, garlic, oregano, vinegar and oil mixture and roasted it the next day in the oven. The taste was so good - I can still taste it. Thanks submitter.

Aspiring Chef Rita February 11, 2008

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