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Cuban Mojo Criollo Pork

Cuban Mojo Pork with Coconut Rice and Black Beans

  • Author: Robyn
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


The Garlicky citrus flavors of Mojo Criollo are the perfect complement to Pork Roast in this dish that is easily made in the crockpot or instantpot.




  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano
  • 1 garlic head, outerskin removed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper

Coconut Rice Recipe can be found here.

If you are pairing with Rice and Beans:

Coconut Rice ingredients:

  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 2 cans of coconut milk full fat, to produce 1.5 cups coconut cream
  • 1.5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1.5 cups water


  • 2 (15 oz.) cans of seasoned black beans


  • 1 Avocado, diced


Combine all of the Mojo Criollo ingredients in the crockpot and stir. Next, add the Smithfield Homestyle Marinated Fresh Pork Roast and close the lid to your crockpot, setting it to high heat. Let the pork cook on high heat for 4 hours, after 4 hours it can be easily shredded with a fork.

During the last hour of cooking the pork, start working on the rice.

Before embarking on making this rice dish, you will need to refrigerate the 2 cans of coconut milk in the fridge an hour before preparing. This is to make it easy to scoop the thick coconut “cream” off the top to use for this recipe. The remaining coconut milk/water can be used in other recipes.

Combine the rice, the 1.5 cups coconut cream, sugar, salt and water in a saucepan. Stir briefly to combine the sugar, rice and coconut cream. Bring to a boil, then cover and let simmer on low heat for 40 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Turn off the burner and fluff the rice with a fork, let it sit covered for another 20 minutes to continue to steam. While the rice is simmering, heat the black beans in another pot to warm for 10 minutes.

Serve the rice with beans, and to with shredded Mojo pork. Garnish with diced avocado and drizzle with additional Mojo sauce from the crockpot. This is an awesome, hearty dish that is easy to make and feeds a crowd!

  • Category: Cuban, Latin, Florribean
  • Method: Crockpot
  • Cuisine: Latin, Cuban

Keywords: Mojo Criollo, Cuban Style Pork, Mojo Pork, Mojo Criollo Marinade, Crockpot Pork Roast

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