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This recipe, ” Latin Spiced Juicy Pork Roast ” was inspired from a girls night out with my Mom. It was the one dish we ate that night that really stuck out to me and I could not get over the flavor combo!
One thing you might not know about me is the fact that I have extremely sensitive taste buds, which can be good and bad. Usually if I taste a dish, I can guess almost every ingredient in the dish.
(Which is pretty awesome when I go to a restaurant and want to recreate something I have eaten there).
When I got home from our girls night out, I knew I needed to recreate that amazing pork dish I ate; and that is how this recipe was born!
To make this dish, it really helps if you have a large dutch oven like this one I have (here).
Latin Spiced Juicy Pork Roast
This Latin spiced juicy pork roast is so flavorful that it will have your taste buds going crazy. Don’t let the interesting spice combination scare you away, as each ingredient is needed to make this dish stand out. It is very juicy and tender; no dry meat in this dish! It pairs well with a baked potato, mashed potatoes or you can even spice things up and put them in a tortilla for a fun taco night! I hope you enjoy!
- 1 4-6 lbs Pork Shoulder Butt Roast (DO NOT use a lean cut of meat such as a tenderloin, for best results.)
- 1/4 cup Butter or Ghee
- 5 Pressed Large Garlic Cloves
- 1 tbsp Sea Salt (I use pink Himalayan sea salt. You can also cut this salt in half if you would like. )
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Cinnamon (Yeah it's weird I know, but trust me!)
- 1 tsp Coriander
- 2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and mix all of the spices together.
Rub the spice mixture on all sides of the pork roast. You may have some spice mixture remaining and you can save that in a jar for another recipe.
On medium-high heat and using a large Dutch Oven ( I have this one ), melt the 1/4 cup of butter and add the 5 pressed garlic cloves.
Once all of the butter is melted, add the spiced rubbed pork roast to the dutch oven and let it brown on each side. Each side usually takes about 2 minutes.
Once pork roast is browned all sides, place a lid on the dutch oven and add to your oven.
Bake in the 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for about 90 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once the pork roast reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit, take it out of the oven and let the meat rest for 15 minutes.
Place the meat on a platter and slice the meat up. Spoon the juices from the dutch oven over the meat and serve.
This recipe is paleo friendly, gluten free, whole 30 friendly, sugar free and delicious!
Pair this Latin Spiced Juicy Pork Roast with my Creamy Whipped Mashed Potato recipe (here).