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Cuban Pork or Lechon Asado

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Cuban
Servings: 16 people


  • 8 lbs pork shoulder
  • bay leaves
  • 8 tablespoons of pureed garlic 16-20 gloves
  • 8 teaspoons oregano
  • 8 cups yellow onions chopped
  • 1 cups fresh lime juice (about 8 limes)
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 cups fresh orange juice (about 3-4 large oranges)
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • vegetable oil


  • In a skillet or griddle, in medium high heat, add some vegetable oil and brown the meat.
  • Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook for 8 hrs on low.
  • Pull the pork apart.
  • Strain the juice and enjoy au jus or add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch to make it thick enough to pour over meat.