Pork Roast Cubano
A marinade flavored with orange and lime juices adds a Cuban touch to roasted pork.
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- Makes: 10 servings
- Prep: 15 mins
- Roast: 2 hrs 45 mins 325°F
- Stand: 10 mins
Pork Roast Cubano
- Unroll roast; butterfly it by making a lengthwise cut almost through the roast, then spreading it out to lie flat. Pierce meat on all sides with the tines of a fork.
- For marinade, combine thawed orange juice concentrate, lime peel, lime juice, oil, garlic, oregano, pepper, and salt.
- Place meat in a plastic bag in a shallow dish. Pour marinade over the meat, coating all surfaces. Seal bag and refrigerate meat and marinade for at least 4 hours or overnight, turning meat and bag once.
- Remove the meat from the bag, reserving the marinade. Reroll and tie the roast; place on a rack in a roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer. Roast, uncovered, in a 325 degree F oven for 2-3/4 to 3-1/2 hours or until the meat thermometer registers 165 degrees F, basting frequently with reserved marinade during the first 2 hours of cooking time.
- Remove from oven. Let roast stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Makes 10 main-dish servings.
Beans and Rice
- In a saucepan cook 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup chopped sweet green pepper, 2 cloves minced garlic, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in 1 tablespoon hot oil for 2 minutes. Slowly add 2-1/2 cups water; bring to boiling. Stir in 1 cup rice. Transfer to a 2-quart casserole. Cover; bake in a 325 degrees F. oven 30 minutes. Pour 2 rinsed and drained 15-ounce cans black beans over rice. Do not stir. Return to oven. Cover; bake 5 to 10 minutes more or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Gently stir in beans. Garnish with chopped tomatoes and sliced green onions. Makes 10 side-dish servings.
Nutrition Facts (Pork Roast Cubano)
- Per serving:
- 257 kcal cal.,
- 16 g fat
- (5 g sat. fat,
- 89 mg chol.,
- 98 mg sodium,
- 3 g carb.,
- 24 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet