Puerco Asado - Cuban Pork Roast

Prep Time
Cook Time
6h 15m
Ready In

"A tasty pork roast marinated in citrus juices and slow cooked to make it tender. This can be made in the oven on low heat or in a crock pot."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (346 g)
  • Calories 715.4
  • Total Fat - 51.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 17.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 201.3 mg
  • Sodium - 188.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 2.9 g
  • Protein - 50.3 g
  • Calcium - 92.8 mg
  • Iron - 3.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 17.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 2.2 mg

NOTES: Any fresh pork roast including Picnic can be used. It's best if the orange juice is a little bit bitter. You can combine orange juice and lime juice to make the 3/4 cup.

Step 1

Trim fat from roast and, with a knife pierce some holes on top of the roast.

Step 2

Mash garlic with salt and add other ingredients except onions.

Step 3

Rub this on roast and insert some in the holes.

Step 4

Place the roast in a plastic bag or glass dish. Cover with onions and refrigerate, at least overnight.

Step 5

Bake in a covered baking pan at 275 degrees F. for 5-6 hours. Low temps work best.

Step 6

Turn once halfway through cooking.

Step 7

Take roast out of the oven and let stand 20 minutes before carving.

Step 8


Step 9

This can be made in a crockpot on low for 8 hours. It shreds easily to make great sandwiches.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


dienia b

Made in crockpot its really tasty

review by:
(5 Aug 2019)


Wow what great flavor and it was as fall apart tender as promised. I used leftovers to make Cuban sandwich and was told the pork tasty and a great addition. Thanks for the post. Will be using this again.

review by:
(28 Jul 2019)