Roast Pork Puertoricano

READY IN: 32mins
Recipe by Bellinda

I adapted this recipe from a recipe I copied from a cookbook a while ago. It's pretty simple to make and tastes really fresh and different from most other roast pork recipes. I serve it with rice and beans and a tomato salad.

Top Review by flower7

This was very good. I only used one jalapeno (and it was a pretty mild one) as I was afraid using two for the small amount of meat would be a waste. I might try pickled jalapeno next time for more heat. The orange flavor came through nicely though. I marinated about 16 hours or so (overnight). It did take a bit longer than 25 minutes to complete cooking - about 20-25 minutes more in my oven. I took out at a little over 155°, letting it coast up to 160° out of the oven. Juicy and tender - delish! Thanks for sharing :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a big covered dish or a gallon-size plastic storage bag. Try to squeeze out all the air.
  2. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 2 hours but if possible overnight. Turn the meat/bag a few time.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Add the meat to a roasting pan and add all of the marinade.
  4. Roast at this temperature for 5 minutes, then lower the temperature to 350 degrees and roast until a thermometer shows you that the pork is 165 degrees. About 20 minutes. Don't overcook or it will dry out. Let stand for 5 minutes before you cut the roast.

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