Sunday Plastic Wrap Roasted Pork for Pulled Pork or Carnitas

Recipe by judijo
READY IN: 12hrs
YIELD: 5 pounds




  • Rinse/dry roast. I clean and rinse a kitchen sink well with a bleach product (Comet) and use that for my "rub bowl". Stab the roast with a sharp knife all over all sides, so the spices get into the meat.
  • Combine all spices and herbs in a bowl. Please feel free to add brown sugar (if you want more BBQ pulled pork flavor) or more "mex"spice (for carnitas flavor).
  • Rub the roast well.
  • Lay out a sheet of plastic wrap large enough to cover the roast. Place and cover the roast. Repeat 4 or 5 times, pivoting and turning the roast over so it will be sealed from all angles and ends.
  • Lay out and form sheets of aluminum foil to completely envelope and seal your package. Place in large baking dish and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Before bedtime, set oven to 225F degrees. Place the dish in the oven and walk away/sleep for a minimum of 8 hours.
  • Remove dish from oven after a good night's sleep. Let rest for 45 minutes while you drink your coffee and have a nice breakfast.
  • I drain the fat that accumulates in the dish (notice, because of the low heat, there is no scorching on that dish) then replace the roast. cut away the foil/plastic wrap, letting the juices fall back into the dish. Now you can cut or shred the meat as you wish.
  • Enjoy!