Total Time
Prep 7 mins
Cook 25 mins

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.

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.
Most Helpful

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 :)

flower7 December 10, 2010

Yummmmeh. I loved this pork roast. Spicy, savory and delicious.... just like me :) My kids hated it, but they didn't try it so that doesn't count. My DH liked it, and I loved it. The smell was fabulous. The orange flavo was just right with the spice. Awesome. Made and Reviewed for PRMR. Thanks! :)

LilPinkieJ September 01, 2009

I was really scared once I ate a slice of the jalapeno I was marinating with....I grew them myself, and I found that it was much hotter than the peppers I got at the store. But this turned out delicious...not too hot...just right. It took a little longer to get it to the right temperature, but that turned out great...gave me time to get my sides ready! Loved the recipe. Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT5.

breezermom May 28, 2009