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Cuban Braised Pork Shoulder

Homemade Cuban Braised Pork Shoulder that is Paleo AND easy to make. This one-pan meal is excellent for working families or a nice sit-down dinner.

Course Dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 656 kcal


  • 2 lbs Pork Shoulder
  • 5 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 TSP Salt
  • 2 TSP Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Parsley Chopped
  • 2 TBSP Oregano
  • 2 Scallions Chopped
  • 1 TSP Cumin
  • 3/4 Cup EVOO
  • 1/2 Zest of Lime
  • 1/2 Zest of Orange
  • 2 Onions Quartered
  • 1 lb Carrots Cut
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  1. Rub pork with salt and pepper.

  2. In a bowl muddle parsley, oregano, scallions, cumin, lime and orange zest to make a paste. Add in EVOO.

  3. Rub paste over pork shoulder and place in a dutch oven. Top with cut carrots and onions. Dump any leftover paste on top.
  4. Cover and let marinate overnight.

  5. Preheat oven to 350. Cook pork shoulder covered in dutch oven for three hours. Uncover and let rest for fifteen minutes before eating.

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Nutrition Facts
Cuban Braised Pork Shoulder
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 656 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Fat 51g78%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 1356mg59%
Potassium 1041mg30%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 19680IU394%
Vitamin C 28.6mg35%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.