Cuban Roast Pork

Cuban Roast Pork created by dianegrapegrower

This is one of my absolute favorite pork recipes. It is so flavorful and tender. Try it!

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  • Trim fat from roast, if any.
  • With a sharp knife, cut tiny holes in roast and insert slivers of garlic.
  • In large plastic bag, place remaining ingredients.
  • Shake to mix well.
  • Place pork roast in bag.
  • Place in refrigerator, at least overnight.
  • Remove roast from marinade and discard the marinade.
  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  • Place in covered baking pan and cook for 5-6 hours.
  • Turn once during baking.
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  1. Chic Geek
    This was amazing. Very flavorful and aromatic. My Father (pickiest eater) highly complimented it. I marinaded the roast for 48 hours and didn't throw away extra marinade. Instead I baked the roast with marinade and basted very often. I strained and poured the leftover marinade over rice. Very easy for such great results! I absolutely plan to make this again.
  2. mommyoffour
    This smelled so good while it was cooking. I made this to go on Cuban sandwiches. I made it in the morning and I couldn't stop munching on it while it cooled. So good. I will marinate my pork roast alot with this mixture. So good. thank you for sharing with us.
  3. Hazelglaze
    This recipe is the closest to Cuban roast pork (lechon asado) that I have ever been able to make at home. I think I added more garlic to my 4 lb pork loin and let it marinade for 2 days. I followed Erin Giove's recommendation at the end and it was absolutely delicious! Thanks Crabbycakes for the great recipe!
  4. SarasotaCook
    OK, for me. A bit bland, but it was tender. I did add a lot more garlic, but it was missing spice for my taste. I made it for a pot luck type of party and it was used for sandwiches. It was well received and very tender. I just didn't find it anything special for me.
  5. KellyRobby
    Having lived in Florida for several years and now living in Texas, I have been craving good Cuban Roast Pork. This recipe was awesome. I let it marinate for more than a day and cooked it for about 7 hours at 275. I used a 9 lb pork shoulder. I saved about a cup of the mojo to mix with the drippings. I did cut the salt down when I tripled the mojo. Served this with yellow rice and black beans, the drippings added flavor to everything! The whole family loved it and the house smelled wonderful as it cooked.

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