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Cuban Pork or Lechon Asado

Cuban pork roast or lechon asado cubano is one of my favorite slow cooker recipes to make for an easy family dinner. It's cooked in a tangy mojo and makes the best cuban sandwiches ever!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: lechon asado, cuban, pork, sandwich, latin
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 257kcal


  • 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.


Sodium: 694mg | Calcium: 70mg | Vitamin C: 18mg | Vitamin A: 100IU | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 669mg | Cholesterol: 93mg | Calories: 257kcal | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 10g | Protein: 29g | Carbohydrates: 12g | Iron: 3mg