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Cuban Pork with Pickled Onions

Delicious slow-cooked Pork Cuban style, with a spice and herb rub, citrus, and topped with pickled onions
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
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Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Cuban, Pork, Slow-cooked, Citrus, Cumin, Oregano, Shredded-pork, Pulled-pork, Pickled Onions
Servings: 6


  • 2 Pork Tenderloins (Can use a fattier cut like shoulder or butt)
  • Olive Oil to coat tenderloins
  • 1/4 Cup Vidalia Onion rough chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic diced
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh squeezed Orange Juice (ok to use bottled)
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh squeezed Lime juice (ok to use bottled)
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 3 tsp Cumin


  • Pre-heat oven to 300' (275' if using convection)
  • Juice the citrus
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl to make the rub
  • Coat the tenderloins in olive oil and place them in a braising pan
  • Cover the tenderloins in the rub
  • Add the Citrus
  • Sprinkle the onions and garlic all around the pan
  • Cover the braising pan and slow-roast for 3 hours, basting 3-4 times while cooking to moisten the meat