Cuban Pork Roast

This made a great meal! The flavors were mild, and perfectly accented the pork roast. I would definitely use this one again. My husband and son both really enjoyed this roast. The original recipe calls for cooking in the oven, but I used my handy dandy crock-pot and think that was definitely the way to go. The meat was so completely tender and flavorful, and of course clean up was quick and easy!  I ended up leaving mine in the marinade in the refrigerator for about 4 days prior to cooking. I kept meaning to put the roast in and would forget about it until it was too late in the day! I'm not sure how that impacted the flavor, or if it did, but I'm sure overnight would be plenty normally. It really smelled of red wine while it was cooking, but the flavor was very mild and worked great with the meat.

I actually skipped the final step of adding the additional cloves of garlic to the roast - although we are huge garlic lovers and I'm sure that would have been a great addition. It's very good without as well!

All the ingredients, lined up.

Assembling the marinade.

Adding the roast to the marinade.
Completely tender and falling off the bone after 8 hours on low in a crock-pot.

Juicy, tender, flavorful roast.

Served with cheesy mashed potatoes and steamed mixed veggies.
Cuban Pork Roast II recipe adapted from KITKATY on

5 pounds boneless loin pork roast
6 cloves crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup dry red wine
10 cloves garlic


  1. In a container large enough to marinate your roast, mix together crushed garlic, rosemary, dill, oregano, and red wine. Place roast in the container and rotate to coat meat in marinade. Cover. Marinate overnight in refrigerator.
  2. Place roast in a crock-pot  Make eight to ten 1 inch deep cuts into the meat with a sharp knife. Insert a whole peeled garlic clove into each hole. Pour marinade over meat, and cover.
  3. Cook for 8-9 hours on low, or until meat is very tender.


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