Lunch / Dinner
Latin Pork Shoulder
This casual Latin-inspired spread has all the flair of a full-blown fiesta, made with fresh and accessible ingredients.
Popular from Mexico to Venezuela, roasted pork shoulder is the perfect dish if you’re looking for an inexpensive way to impress a crowd. Prep the pork a day ahead (or the day of) with a hot, smoky rub, and let it slow-roast on the grill or in the oven as you prepare the sides. Warm some tortillas and serve it all together as a taco, then cool your palate with the tart and fruity, non-alcoholic Sunrise Punch.
Test Kitchen Tip
Nearly half the weight of the pork is lost during cooking. If roasting in the oven, use a rack to keep the meat out of the melting fat and juices.
Preheat grill to low or oven to 325°. (If grilling, place two drip pans under grill grate to catch drippings.)
Purée garlic, oregano, vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, chili powder, and paprika for the rub in a mini food processor. Coat pork with rub.
Grill pork, covered (or slow-roast it on a rack in a roasting pan, covered with aluminum foil) until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 175°, 5–6 hours. Remove pork from grill or oven and let rest 1 hour. When cool enough to handle, pull pork from the bone and shred. Serve pork immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Per 4 oz.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 319mg 13%
Carbs 1g 0%
Fiber 0g 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.