Cuban Pork Recipes

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This zesty recipe leaves your kitchen smelling awesome and your taste buds dancing! I have made this recipe with pork tenderloin and pork chops. My next attempt will be with chicken, and I will try baking it. So, as you can see this recipe is very easy to adapt to your own taste and preferences.

Provided by rainyk

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     Latin American     Caribbean

Time 30m

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 7

1 (1 1/4 pound) pork tenderloin, cut crosswise into 8 slices
1 lime, zested and juiced
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic, pressed


  • Flatten the pork tenderloin slices slightly, and set aside. In a bowl, mix together the lime zest, olive oil, cumin, salt, crushed red pepper, and garlic. Reserve the lime juice. Rub the seasoning mixture onto both sides of the pork slices.
  • Spray a heavy skillet or ridged grill pan with cooking spray, and place over medium heat. Pan-fry the pork slices until browned on both sides, 6 to 7 minutes per side. After you turn the meat over, pour the reserved lime juice over the meat and continue cooking until no longer pink in the center. Serve hot, topped with pan juices.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 175.9 calories, Carbohydrate 2.3 g, Cholesterol 79 mg, Fat 6.7 g, Fiber 0.6 g, Protein 25.8 g, SaturatedFat 2.1 g, Sodium 346.7 mg, Sugar 0.3 g


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Black beans and rice are the logical accompaniment to this hearty pork roast. A salad of orange slices, red onion and arugula dressed with a tangy cilantro vinaigrette would be refreshing. If there are any leftovers, make media noches, the Cuban sandwiches that are made with Swiss cheese, ham and toasted egg bread in addition to roast pork.

Provided by Ann

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     Latin American     Caribbean

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 11

2 teaspoons cumin seeds
½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
⅓ cup orange juice
⅓ cup dry sherry
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 pounds pork shoulder, trimmed and tied


  • Heat a small, heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and peppercorns to the pan; stir constantly until fragrant and beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Cool.
  • Using a mortar and pestle, crush toasted spices with garlic, salt, and oregano to make a paste. You can also do this in the small bowl of a food processor. Transfer to a small bowl, and stir in orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, sherry, and olive oil.
  • Place the pork in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour citrus marinade over meat, and seal. Refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours, turning the bag over occasionally.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • Transfer pork and marinade to a roasting pan, and place in the oven. Roast for about 2 1/2 hours, basting with pan juices occasionally, or until an instant read thermometer inserted in the center reads 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Add small amounts of water to the pan if it dries out. Transfer the pork to a carving board, cover loosely with foil, and let rest for 15 minutes. Carve, and serve.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 625.7 calories, Carbohydrate 4.5 g, Cholesterol 161 mg, Fat 49.3 g, Fiber 0.3 g, Protein 38.2 g, SaturatedFat 16.4 g, Sodium 796.9 mg, Sugar 1.2 g


Cuban-Style Roast Pork image

Fragrant, savory, and succulent pork roast the whole family will love. Serve with cumin scented black beans, and mashed sweet potatoes.

Provided by Michele Kerr Fielding

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     Latin American     Caribbean

Time 2h48m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 11

4 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground coriander
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ teaspoons white wine vinegar
1 (4 pound) pork shoulder roast


  • Grind garlic, salt, black pepper, cumin, oregano, and coriander into a paste using a mortar and pestle.
  • Transfer half of the garlic and spice paste to a bowl; add lime juice, orange juice, olive oil, and vinegar. Beat the mixture with a whisk until smooth.
  • Cut several inch-long, deep slits into the fatty side of the pork roast. Rub the reserved garlic paste into the slits.
  • Put rubbed roast into a gallon-size resealable plastic bag. Pour the liquid mixture over the roast, squeeze as much air from the bag as possible and seal; refrigerate, turning occasionally, 8 hours to overnight.
  • Remove pork roast from refrigerator, put into a roasting pan, and let warm at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Roast pork in preheated oven for 30 minutes, reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and continue cooking until pork is no longer pink in the center, about 2 hours more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 170 degrees F (75 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts : Calories 265.1 calories, Carbohydrate 2.1 g, Cholesterol 85.5 mg, Fat 14.8 g, Fiber 0.4 g, Protein 29.4 g, SaturatedFat 4.1 g, Sodium 539.9 mg, Sugar 0.6 g


Authentic Cuban Pork Roast image

Provided by Coco and Ash

Categories     dinner     Main Course

Number Of Ingredients 11

10-15 pound bone-in pork butt ((give or take a pound))
1/2 cup olive oil
cloves from 2 whole heads of garlic peeled
1/3 cup sour orange juice
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice ((about 1 large naval orange))
3/4 cup fresh lime juice ((about 8 limes))
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
1/4 cup fresh packed cilantro leaves


  • Combine all of the ingredients (except the pork) in a food processor or blender and blend until completely liquified.
  • Line a roasting pan with foil and place the roasting rack in the pan. Place the pork, skin side down on the roasting rack. Add 2 cups of water to the bottom of the roasting pan.
  • Using a meat injector, inject all of the marinade into the pork.Try not to puncture the skin underneath. I like to go in from the side to make sure I'm not puncturing the skin. Just try to inject as many spots as you can to really get the marinade throughout the entire pork. (If you feel like you've maxed out on the inside of the pork, just take any left over marinade and rub it all over the outside of the pork)
  • Cover the pork with foil as tightly as you can to create a seal. Refrigerate overnight or at least for 6 hours. (I prefer overnight but 6 hours will do if you're shorter on time.)
  • After marinating, heat your oven to 275. Once heated, add the covered pork and cook for 7 hours.
  • After the 7 hours, uncover the pork. It should be falling off the bone easily at this point. You can pull at it with a fork to check.
  • Keeping the pork uncovered, set your oven to broil. Broil the top of the pork for about 5 minutes or until it has a nice golden brown color. Using oven mitts and tongs, carefully turn the pork skin side up, and broil the skin side for another 5 minutes or until it's crispy on the top.
  • Let the pork rest for 15 minutes before shredding.


Slow Cooker Cuban Pork image

This is from an authentic Cuban recipe site, although I couldn't tell you how "authentic" it is, considering I have never been to Cuba. Serve with black beans and rice. Authentic or not, however, this recipe is amazing, especially the second day on a Cubano sandwich!

Provided by duetfreak

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     Latin American     Caribbean

Time 10h30m

Yield 12

Number Of Ingredients 10

1 (5 pound) boneless pork loin, trimmed and silver skin removed
1 cup orange juice (such as Simply®)
½ cup lime juice
½ cup lemon juice
14 whole black peppercorns
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 head garlic, peeled and pressed
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon dried oregano


  • Cut pork loin into 3 equal pieces.
  • Turn a slow cooker to Low. Add orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, and peppercorns, then add onion.
  • Mix garlic, salt, and oregano into a paste and rub all over pork pieces. Place pork in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on Low until pork is slightly pink in the center, 9 to 10 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Pull apart meat with 2 forks and let sit for 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 298.2 calories, Carbohydrate 7.6 g, Cholesterol 89.6 mg, Fat 15.4 g, Fiber 0.9 g, Protein 31.3 g, SaturatedFat 5.8 g, Sodium 1176.1 mg, Sugar 2.8 g


Pulled Pork Cubano image

Tender, slow-cooked garlicky pork fills soft bread loaves along with ham, pickles, cheese and mustard. Everything is pressed and toasted for a buttery, crispy finish. A marmalade-mayo spread is a nontraditional addition to this sandwich but echoes the orange flavor of Cuban mojo.

Provided by Food Network Kitchen

Time 5h10m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 16

2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 teaspoon fresh oregano
One 12-inch loaf Cuban bread, or two 6-inch soft Italian rolls
6 slices deli ham (about 4 ounces)
1 kosher dill pickle, sliced thinly lengthwise
6 slices Swiss cheese (about 4 ounces)
1 cup Pulled Pork, recipe follows or store-bought
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
One 3-pound pork butt, bone-in
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic
1 bay leaf
1/2 small onion


  • 1.Stir the mayonnaise, marmalade and oregano together in a small bowl.
  • 2.Square off the ends of the bread and cut in half crosswise. Split each piece horizontally to hinge open. (If using Italian rolls, only split horizontally.)
  • 3.Spread the flavored mayonnaise on the bottom of the breads. Top each with 3 slices of the ham, folding if necessary to fit on the bread, and then a layer of pickles and 3 slices of cheese. Finish each sandwich with 1/2 cup Pulled Pork. Spread the mustard on the top buns and close the sandwich.
  • 4.Heat a medium cast-iron pan over medium heat. Melt the butter, add the sandwiches and press with a spatula to flatten. When the sandwiches are golden brown and crispy on the bottom, about 4 minutes, flip the sandwiches and press and cook until the cheese melts and the bread is golden brown, about 3 minutes more. Cut the sandwiches in half and serve.
  • Pulled Pork:
  • Put the pork, chicken broth, vinegar, garlic, bay leaf and onion in a small Dutch oven and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to a very low simmer, cover and cook, turning the pork every 45 minutes, until the meat is fall-off-the-bone tender, 3 to 4 hours. Allow to sit for 15 minutes until the meat is cool enough to handle. Shred the meat with a fork. Makes about 8 cups.


Cuban Roasted Pork Sandwiches image

For an incredible hot sandwich, slowly roast pork in a seasoned citrus marinade, then layer slices of meat with pickles, zippy mustard, ham and cheese. -Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Lunch

Time 3h40m

Yield 24 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 16

1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (5 to 6 pounds)
4 garlic cloves, sliced
2 large onions, sliced
1 cup orange juice
1 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
4 loaves (1 pound each) French bread
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 to 1 cup yellow mustard
24 thin sandwich pickle slices
2-1/4 pounds sliced deli ham
2-1/4 pounds Swiss cheese, sliced


  • Cut sixteen 1-in. slits in pork; insert garlic slices. In a large bowl, combine the onions, orange juice, lime juice and seasonings. Pour 1-1/2 cups marinade into another large bowl; add pork and turn to coat with marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight, turning pork occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade., Preheat oven to 350°. Drain pork, discarding drained marinade. Place pork and reserved marinade in a shallow roasting pan. Bake tender, 3-1/2 to 4 hours, basting occasionally. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing., Meanwhile, cut each loaf of bread in half lengthwise; flatten slightly. Spread cut side with butter; spread crust side with mustard. Cut pork into thin slices. Layer pickles, pork, ham and cheese over the mustard. Replace tops so buttered side is outward. Cut each loaf into sixths., Cook in batches on a panini maker or indoor grill for 4-5 minutes or until bread is browned and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 590 calories, Fat 27g fat (15g saturated fat), Cholesterol 119mg cholesterol, Sodium 1206mg sodium, Carbohydrate 47g carbohydrate (5g sugars, Fiber 2g fiber), Protein 39g protein.


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A citrus and spice marinade seasons this moist, tender roast. "The pork is flavorful but mild, so everyone likes it," says Virginia Cronk of Little Torch Key, Florida. "You can serve it Cuban-style with black beans and rice, or make a traditional Cuban sandwich of pork, ham, Swiss cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, mustard, mayonnaise and dill pickle." -Virginia Cronk, Little Torch Key, Florida

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 1h10m

Yield 12 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 10

1 cup lime juice
1 cup orange juice
10 garlic cloves, minced
4 teaspoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
4 bay leaves
1 boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Pour half of the marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the pork roast. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours. Refrigerate remaining marinade., Drain and discard marinade from pork. Place roast in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Pour reserved marinade over the roast. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. , Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover; baste with pan drippings. Bake 15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 145°. Discard bay leaves. Let roast stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 168 calories, Fat 6g fat (2g saturated fat), Cholesterol 66mg cholesterol, Sodium 88mg sodium, Carbohydrate 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, Fiber 0 fiber), Protein 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges


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Make and share this Cuban Roast Pork recipe from

Provided by Crabbycakes

Categories     Pork

Time P1DT5h

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 9

5 -6 lbs pork roast, shoulder, sirloin
3 garlic cloves, peeled and slivered
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon oregano, ground
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt, to taste
1 large onion, sliced


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 509.4, Fat 14.2, SaturatedFat 4.2, Cholesterol 260.8, Sodium 1384.5, Carbohydrate 7.2, Fiber 0.8, Sugar 3.2, Protein 83.8


Instant Pot Cuban Mojo Pork image

This Instant Pot take on the classic Cuban lechon asado means you get all the flavors of tender shredded pork shoulder in a fraction of the time. The mojo marinade, loaded with garlic and onion, is typically made with sour oranges, but a combination of oranges and limes delivers that same tang. I promise you: The mojo is so good you could drink it! If you love it as much as I do, you can even make extra to serve on the side.

Provided by Gabriela Rodiles

Categories     main-dish

Time 4h25m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 10

3/4 cup fresh orange juice (from 4 to 5 oranges)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 3 limes)
1/2 yellow onion, cut in large chunks
8 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 to 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, skin and excess fat removed, cut into 4 pieces
2 tablespoons canola oil


  • For the mojo: Combine the orange juice, lime juice, onion, garlic, olive oil, oregano, cumin, 3 teaspoons kosher salt and a few grinds pepper in a blender. Blend until smooth and the mojo is emulsified. Set aside.
  • For the pork: Pierce some small slashes in the pork with a sharp paring knife to allow the mojo marinade to penetrate. Place the pork in a large bowl. Add the mojo, cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 8 hours.
  • When ready to cook, remove the pork from the bowl and dab off the excess marinade. Reserve the marinade in the bowl for cooking.
  • Set a 6- to 8-quart Instant Pot® to saute and add the canola oil (see Cook's Note). Cook each piece of pork until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Depending on the size of your pork and Instant Pot, you may need to do this in batches. Combine all the pork with the reserved marinade in the pot. Follow the manufacturer's guide for locking the lid and preparing to cook. Set to pressure cook on high for 1 hour. (It will take 8 to 10 minutes to come up to pressure.)
  • After the pressure-cook cycle is complete, follow the manufacturer's guide for natural release. After 20 minutes, being careful to release any remaining steam, unlock and remove the lid.
  • Remove the pork to a medium bowl. Strain the liquid from the Instant Pot through a fine-mesh sieve, then remove and discard the grease and solids. Return the liquid to the pot, set to saute and simmer until the sauce is reduced by half, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, shred the pork with 2 forks. Once the sauce is reduced, toss with the shredded pork and serve.


Cuban Roast Pulled Pork image

This is a recipe I found in my "The Complete Meat Cookbook" by Bruce Aidells and Denis Kelly that I combined with a recipe posted by Closetcooking,com. Posting for ZWT event so untried by me, but sounds like something we would enjoy. Depending on the type of roast you use, servings will vary, but I put 6-8 based on a small roast. Times don't include overnight marinating time.

Provided by diner524

Categories     Pork

Time 5h10m

Yield 6-8 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 13

4 -5 lbs pork shoulder (or large Boston Butt Roast with bone in, skin on)
2 tablespoons garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, sliced
1/4 cup dark rum
3 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon oregano, dried (or 1 tbl fresh)
1 teaspoon cumin, ground
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
1 large onion, sliced
1 cup chicken stock (or water)


  • Directions (Oven Version with Crackling):.
  • Puree the garlic, onion, orange juice, lime juice, rum, olive oil, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender, place 2/3 of the mixture into a large sealable bag with the pork and marinate in the fridge overnight.
  • Pull the pork out of the fridge 1 hour before roasting, take it out of the bag, set it with its skin side up, wipe the skin dry and let sit for 1 hour.
  • Score the skin in 1/2 inch intervals and rub salt generously into the skin.
  • Place the pork in a roasting pan, skin side up, roast in a preheated 450F oven for 20 minutes or until the skin has become crackling, ie it has become golden, hardened and crispy.
  • Reduce the heat to 325F and roast until the pork reaches 170F for slicing or 195F for shredding, about 2-3 hours or 4-6 hours respectively. If the skin starts to get too dark tent it loosely with foil without folding the edges over to prevent steaming.
  • Let the pork rest for 15 minutes, remove crackling and cut into small pieces, discard any extra fat and then slice or shred the pork. Remove the fat from the juices and serve with sliced pork or mix into shredded pork.
  • Meanwhile heat 2 tablespoons of the juices from the roasting pan in a pan over medium-high heat, add the onion and saute until tender and caramelized, about 7-10 minutes.
  • Serve the pork with the caramelized onions and remaining mojo.
  • Directions (Slow Cooker Version):.
  • Puree the garlic, onion, orange juice, lime juice, rum, olive oil, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender, place 2/3 of the mixture into a large sealable bag with the pork and marinate in the fridge overnight.
  • Place the pork in a slow cooker/crock-pot with the skin side up along with the marinade and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Let the pork rest for 15 minutes, discard the fat layer and then shred the pork.
  • Meanwhile heat 2 tablespoons of the juices from the slow cooker/crock-pot in a pan over medium-high heat, add the onion and saute until tender and caramelized, about 7-10 minutes.
  • Serve the pork with the caramelized onions and remaining mojo.
  • Tip: Mix some mojo into the pork after pulling it; man is that mojo ever good! Make sure to make enough pork to make Cuban Sandwiches with leftovers!

Nutrition Facts : Calories 852.2, Fat 61.9, SaturatedFat 20, Cholesterol 215.9, Sodium 1032.8, Carbohydrate 11.5, Fiber 1.2, Sugar 5.6, Protein 54


Cuban Shredded Pork image

This is a popular Cuban pork dish known as Lechon Asado. My version is a shortcut. The pork is simmered in a broth until tender, then shredded. It's traditionally served with black beans and rice.

Provided by ZIBBLER

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     Latin American     Caribbean

Time 1h45m

Yield 5

Number Of Ingredients 13

1 ½ pounds boneless pork chops
1 pint water to cover
1 lime, juiced
1 sprig fresh thyme
8 black peppercorns
1 tablespoon garlic powder, or to taste
1 tablespoon onion powder
salt to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
1 lime, juiced
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • In a large saucepan, combine water, juice of one lime, thyme sprig, peppercorns, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Bring mixture to a boil. Add pork chops, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until meat is very tender. Add more water as necessary to keep chops covered.
  • Turn off heat and let the chops rest in the broth for 30 minutes. Remove chops from broth and shred, removing excess fat; set aside.
  • In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shredded pork and fry until it is almost crisp, about 5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and continue to cook until the onion is just tender yet slightly crisp, about 10 minutes more. Add the juice of one lime, mix though and toss with cilantro. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 201.7 calories, Carbohydrate 8.1 g, Cholesterol 43.4 mg, Fat 10.7 g, Fiber 1.3 g, Protein 18.5 g, SaturatedFat 2.6 g, Sodium 103.2 mg, Sugar 2.6 g


Cuban-Style Pork Sandwiches image

Loaded with tangy flavor, this is a lighter version of a favorite restaurant-style sandwich. If you don't have a panini maker, tuck the sandwiches under the broiler until the bread is browned and the cheese melted. -Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Lunch

Time 6h20m

Yield 10 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 18

1 large onion, cut into wedges
3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup minced fresh parsley
7 garlic cloves, minced and divided
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, divided
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
1-1/4 cups fat-free mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
10 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
1-1/4 cups shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese
1 medium onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
2 whole dill pickles, sliced


  • Place onion wedges and broth in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the parsley, 5 garlic cloves, vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, cumin, mustard, oregano, salt and pepper; rub over pork. Add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 6-8 hours., Remove meat; let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. In another small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard and remaining garlic and lemon juice; spread over buns. Layer bun bottoms with pork, cheese, sliced onion and pickles; replace tops., Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill until buns are browned and cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 415 calories, Fat 18g fat (6g saturated fat), Cholesterol 90mg cholesterol, Sodium 943mg sodium, Carbohydrate 32g carbohydrate (8g sugars, Fiber 5g fiber), Protein 33g protein.


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Make and share this Cuban-Style Pork and Rice recipe from

Provided by gailanng

Categories     Pork

Time 3h45m

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 22

1/4 cup spanish paprika or 1/4 cup sweet Hungarian paprika
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons rum (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 teaspoons fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 lbs boneless pork loin chops, cut into 1-inch cubes (1-inch thick)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
2 cups arborio rice
3 cups canned low sodium chicken broth
1 cup drained canned diced tomato
1/4 teaspoon saffron thread
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
1/2 cup fire-roasted red bell peppers or 1/2 cup jarred piquillo pepper, cut into strips
16 large shrimp, in their shells (optional)
2 cups frozen artichoke hearts, thawed (can sub 2 cups cooked fresh or thawed frozen green beans)
salt & freshly ground black pepper


  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix to make a homogenous paste. Add the pork and toss to coat well; refrigerate for several hours. (For the best flavor, refrigerate the pork, covered, for up to 16 hours.).
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the pork from the spice paste and pat dry, reserving the spice paste in the bowl. Add the pork to the pan and cook, turning occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until browned on all sides. Remove the pork and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, add the onions and garlic, and cook, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, for 5 minutes, or until soft.
  • Add the rice, stirring until well coated with the onion mixture. Stir in the broth, tomatoes, saffron and the reserved spice paste. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the capers, cover, and transfer to the oven. Bake for 10 minutes. Stir in the pork, then scatter the peppers, shrimp (if using), and artichoke hearts over the rice.
  • Cover and bake for 10 minutes more, or until the rice is tender, the liquid has been absorbed, and the shrimp (if using) are opaque and pink.
  • To serve, stir the rice to incorporate all the ingredients and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 548.7, Fat 16.6, SaturatedFat 4.2, Cholesterol 76, Sodium 766.2, Carbohydrate 66.5, Fiber 5.6, Sugar 4.5, Protein 33.3


Cuban-Style Oven-Roasted Pork image

Letting the cooked roast rest for a full hour will yield noticeably more tender meat. This roast has a crispy skin that should be served along with the meat. Top the meat with Mojo Sauce (see related recipe). Traditional accompaniments include black beans, rice, and fried plantains. Cook's Illustrated Note: I have made this about 4 times and I have only used the shoulder once and it was amazing! I have never eaten cracklin before but it was so good on this. The other times I made it with pork loin and I learned to halve the recipe due to them being half the weight. IT was pretty intense at full strength esp. with the brine. My grandfather was Cuban and I'm sure he never made it this way, but now I will never make it any other way!

Provided by nsomniak6

Categories     Pork

Time P1DT7h

Yield 1 roast, 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 13

1 (7 -8 lb) pork shoulder, bone-in skin-on
3 cups sugar
2 cups table salt
2 medium head garlic, unpeeled cloves separated and crushed
4 cups orange juice
12 medium garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 tablespoon table salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
6 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil


  • TO BRINE THE PORK: With sharp paring knife, cut 1-inch-deep slits (about 1 inch long) all over roast, spaced about 2 inches apart. Dissolve sugar and salt in 6 quarts cold water in stockpot or large bucket. Stir in garlic and orange juice. Submerge pork in brine and refrigerate 18 to 24 hours.
  • TO APPLY THE GARLIC-CITRUS PASTE: Process garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper in food processor until they reach consistency of coarse paste, about ten 1-second pulses. With machine running, add orange juice, vinegar, and oil through feed tube and process until mixture forms smooth, wet paste, about 20 seconds. Remove pork from brine and rinse under cool running water; pat dry with paper towels. Rub paste all over pork and into slits. Refrigerate pork while oven is preheating to 325 degrees with rack in lower-middle position.
  • TO ROAST THE PORK: Place pork with skin side down on wire rack set over rimmed baking sheet or in roasting pan with rack. Cook, uncovered, 3 hours. Flip roast skin side up and continue to cook until instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of meat registers 190 degrees, about 3 hours more, lightly tenting roast with foil if skin begins to get too dark.
  • Transfer roast to cutting board and let rest 1 hour. To carve, first remove skin in one large piece. Scrape off and discard top layer of fat, then cut pork away from bone in 3 or 4 large pieces. Slice each piece against grain into 1/4-inch slices. To serve skin, scrape excess fat from underside and cut into strips. Drizzle Mojo Sauce (see related recipe) over pork just before serving.


Cuban Style Pork Stew image

Very tasty combination of hot and sweet. If plantains are not available, a large just-ripe banana is a good substitute.

Provided by HomeSchoolCook

Categories     Stew

Time 1h15m

Yield 6-8 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 13

1 1/2 lbs lean boneless pork, chunked
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 onion, chopped
1 jalapeno chile, seeded and chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cups beef broth
1 garnet yam, peeled and chunked
1 plantain, ripe, chunked
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained


  • Combine flour and spices in plastic bag.
  • Half at a time, shake meat in flour mixture to coat then brown in oil in hot skillet.
  • Remove meat from pan, then saute onion and peppers until tender.
  • Return meat to pan along with vegetables, add remaining flour, broth and sweet potato; stir to blend flour.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and cook for 30 - 45 minutes, until pork is tender. Stir in plantain and black beans and heat through.
  • Serve over cooked white rice.

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