Cuban-Style Pork Loin

"This method of cooking produces a roast that is moist and flavorful."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
1 pork loin




  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place pork loin on a rack in a roasting pan.
  • Fill bottom of pan with about 1 inch of beer.
  • Season the pork loin with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the orange juice, honey, soy sauce, sherry, hoisin sauce, mashed black beans, five spice powder, and garlic to form a thin paste.
  • Rub the paste into the pork loin; use all the mixture that you can, the rest can be used to baste every 20 minutes.
  • Roast the pork for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F; cook for 45 to 60 minutes more, basting with the pan juices and/or leftover spice paste every 20 minutes.
  • The pork loin should register 165 degrees on a meat thermometer, and the juices run clear.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer to a warmed serving platter and surround with orange segments and watercress sprigs.
  • Serve immediately.

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