Puerto Rican Pot Roast

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by Recipe Junkie

From the international cookbook. I prefer to use the stovetop the way this is written, but this recipe says that it can be made in a pressure cooker, reducing the cooking time by one-third.

Top Review by E-liz

I used 1/2 the meat and potatoes but all of the seasonings/liquids. It was pretty easy to put together and the flavor was outstanding! After the meat was done cooking, I took it out and shredded it with a fork, then put it back in the liquid and let it reduce down at a boil for about 15 min. Absolutely delicious and I will definitely make it again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make a deep cut with a sharp knife across the meat.
  2. Combine salt pork, capers, oregano and vinegar with half the peppers, chilies and onions.
  3. Add 1 T oil.
  4. Pound into a smooth mixture and stuff this mixture into the cut in the roast.
  5. Melt lard in large saucepan and brown meat on all sides over high heat for 10 minutes.
  6. Add water, salt and remaining peppers, chilies and onions.
  7. Bring to a boil and simmer over moderate heat for 2 to 2 and 1/4 hours.
  8. Add potatoes, tomato and tomato puree, mixed with the rest of the olive oil.
  9. Stir into pot.
  10. Bring back into boil and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until potatoes are soft and the sauce thickens.

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