Rhea's Puerco PIBIL (slow cooked in Banana Leaves)

Rhea's Puerco PIBIL (slow cooked in Banana Leaves)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 311.8
  • Total Fat: 20.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 79.9 mg
  • Sodium: 491.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 20.9 g

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As seen on "Once upon a Time in Mexico"
* See other Rhea's recipes
As seen on "Once upon a Time in Mexico"
* See other Rhea's recipes

Number of Servings: 16


    3-5 lbs Pork Butt cut to 3 in cubes (leave in bone)
    1 c Orange Juice
    1/2 c White Vinegar
    5 Lemons, Fresh squeezed, seed removed
    4 LG Jalapeno Peppers, or 2 Habenero Peppers
    2 tsp Salt
    8 clvs Garlic

    6 oz El Mexicano Achiote Rojo paste, (Mexican Store)
    * Tequila, 3 oz optional (use the Best)
    * Banana Leaves optional (use foil) (Mexican Store)


Reserving 2 Jalapeno peppers. (or 1 Habenero)
In a Blender add all ingredients except pork, blend til smooth.

Cut up Pork into 3 in cubes, put in Large freezer bag. (2 if needed)
Pour 1/2 of the mixture into bag with pork.
Marinade for min 1 hour or more.

Line Banana Leaves in a large baking pan.
Place Marinaded Pork with juice in center of pan, then pour remaining mixture over the top.
Adding the 2 whole Jalapeno peppers.
Cover the pork with the Banana leaves.
Cover entire pan with heavy foil, pinching the edges down not to let out any moisture during cooking process.

Cook @ 325 degrees for 4-6 hrs til done.
Let rest for 10 minutes then Pull Apart
Serve Pulled with rice and beans.
Corn or flour tortillas.
Mango Salsa or Guacamole for condiments.
*See other Rhea's recipes

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RUSHER922.

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