Cuban Pork Roast


This recipe could not be more easy, unique and satisfying! I grew up eating this frequently and always looking forward to making Cuban sandwiches with the leftover pork (pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickles on cuban bread = best sandwich ever). This is perfect for a dinner party – people leave satisfied and emailing for the recipe afterward!

Cuban Pork Roast

  • 1 large pork loin
  • red wine vinegar
  • 4 to 5 bay leaves
  • 1 handful peppercorns
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Assembly: Season the pork generously with salt and pepper. In a large pot, sear the pork on all sides in a about a half cup of olive oil. Once completely seared, add red wine vinegar (don’t breathe in or you’ll be in serious pain), bay leaves and peppercorns. Bring to a simmer, lower the heat and cook for about 3 to 4 hours or until it is falling apart.


  1. You need to make the vinegar about an inch deep in the pot. if it drys out, add more. Keep the lid on pretty tight. It is outstanding!

  2. turned out very, very well! rave reviews from the COS and friends. i had a minor issue with the peppercorns and they were everywhere and required a lot of “picking out” . . . perhaps next time i’ll put them in cheesecloth or a tea-strainer so they can be easily removed at the end?

    • Do you keep turning the pork while it simmers? Do you cover it in the vinegar or just the inch indicated above?

      • you can turn it every once and a while. only an inch up the side of the pork. Around a cup but depends on how big your pan is. there isnt a science but dont cover the entire roast!

      • I’m so glad! Donna, you are in Greensboro? Had some time off to cook this week in the snow?

    • I found the “cuban” pork recipe! My family has requested it for this week. I just now saw your prior post and yes, I am in GSO. I hope we don’t see any more snow. If you’ve got any great crock pot recipes, trot them out! They are perfect for us working Moms! I enjoy your blog.

      • Donna, glad you found it and that your family likes it. I don’t own a crock pot but any recipe that cooks slow and low – like the number of pulled pork and short rib recipes would work in one.

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