Puerto Rican Pork Roast Recipe

Puerto Rican Pork Roast Recipe

How To Make Puerto Rican Pork Roast

Looking for an authentic Puerto Rican meal? Try making this Puerto Rican pork roast at home with simple ingredients and easy steps to follow.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours



  • 8garlic cloves,peeled
  • ¼cupsalt
  • ¼cupblack pepper
  • 2tspfresh oregano,chopped
  • 3tbspolive oil
  • 10lbspork picnic roast
  • 4yucca cassava roots,peeled and sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Place the garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, and olive oil into the container of a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.

  3. Use a small knife to make several incisions in the fresh ham. Insert the garlic paste into each one using a small spoon. Place the ham in a roaster, and cover.

  4. Bake for 1½ hours in the preheated oven then check every 15 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 175 degrees F ( 80 degrees C) when taken with a meat thermometer.

  5. While the meat is roasting, place the yucca in a large pot of boiling water. Cook until fork tender and drain. Serve with pork roast.


  • Calories: 603.03kcal
  • Fat: 30.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.27g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.41g
  • Fiber: 1.89g
  • Sugar: 1.41g
  • Protein: 46.11g
  • Cholesterol: 142.88mg
  • Sodium: 728.11mg
  • Calcium: 64.16mg
  • Potassium: 1053.09mg
  • Iron: 2.22mg
  • Vitamin A: 5.81µg
  • Vitamin C: 18.55mg
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