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My Way of Cooking Pernil or Roast Pork

Updated on June 7, 2015
5 stars from 1 rating of My Pernil

I know there are a lot of recipes online for pernil. This one is mine. My family loves it! I love the flavor and it goes so well with rice and beans and a ripe plantain or slices of avocados. I provided a picture of what the finished meal will look like and it is one of my favorites meals ever! It reminds me of home.

It's a very simple recipe. You can play with the spices. I hope that if you try it, you like it as much as I do :)

The finished plate
The finished plate | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 4 hours 10 min
Ready in: 4 hours 25 min
Yields: serves 8-10


  • 3.5 lbs Pork butt
  • 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar, can use white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Adobo
  • 7 Garlic cloves, sliced in half to fit the holes you make in the meat
  • 1/3 cup water
  1. Preheat oven to 300°f
  2. Rub the meat with adobo and stab the meat to make slits that fit raw garlic pieces all over the meat. Pour the vinegar over the meat and add water to the bake safe dish. Make sure that if the pork has a fatty side and you haven't cut it off, you put the fatty part down in the dish. Cover dish or pan with foil.
  3. Bake for 4 hours
  4. Uncover and flip the meat over and broil the side that was sitting in the juices for about 10 minutes or until that side gets crisp or crispy as you like.


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    • Insightful Tiger profile image

      Insightful Tiger 3 years ago

      Thanks Peach! I love all in one recipes too. This one goes with any rice meal the best!

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I call this a dump in all in one recipe that i like best

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Hi Peachpurple, it's so nice to see you on here. Thank you for the nice comment. Have a great day sister.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i don't cook much pork lately but I m gonna bookmark this page for future use. Thumbs up

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      I'm so thankful for your very sweet and thoughtful comments, and your friendship, Shining Irish eyes! Hope your day is awesome.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Although I am not familiar with pernil, the photos alone make my mouth water. Any dish that reminds us of home always tastes and smells better! A well-structured and concise recipe, from beginning to end. Excellent selection of step by step photos as well, my friend.

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Ha ha ha There I go again thinking that everyone is familiar with the food that I eat! If you read my beans hub I talk about this.

      Well, I hope you do try it cause its yummy! Adobo on pork is just delicious! Adobo is the name of the seasoning. It can be found in the ethnic section of your major grocery stores :) I'm just making sure I explain, LOL

      I hope your weekend was great mentor! Unfortunately, my poor husband and boy were "sickee" all weekend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      There are a lot of recipes for pernil??? I've never even heard of it. LOL Thanks for the education. I'm willing to try anything once. :) Hope you had a great weekend.