Puerco Pibil

Puerco Pibil

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5 avg, 9 review(s) 89% would make again

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This is the recipe that Director Robert Rodriguez showcased in is movie "One Upon A Time in Mexico".

"I've made this recipe several times, and use banana leaves to line the pan. I believe that it adds flavor. Also, I use white wine vinegar rather than ordinary white vinegar because the flavor is bit less acrid."

- Smitty247

Ingredients

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5 pounds pork butt
5 tablespoons annatto seeds
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 tablespoon black pepper corns
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
8 whole allspice
2 habanero peppers; cleaned & chopped
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup white vinegar
8 Garlic
2 tablespoons kosher salt
5 lemons; juiced
1 glug tequila

Original recipe makes 1 Serving

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Preparation

Cut pork into 2 inch cubes and place in gallon zip lock bag. Grind spices in coffee grinder. Add spices and remaining ingredients to blender and blend. Pour into bag with pork. When ready to cook, wrap meat and marinade in heavy duty foil and place in roasting pan. Cook for 4 hours in a 325 degree oven.

Notes

Serve with rice or corn tortillas.

Cook Time: 4 hours

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tomwarren 1 year ago
Woot, this recipe makes my heart sing, cuz I love pibils! 1 glug tequila, gotta love it! Great picture too, made me wanna make it more'n ever.
SanchoPanza 2 years ago
You can also use these spices on chicken to make amazing fajitas
EmptyLighter 2 years ago
This recipe as Rob Rodriguez presents it is PERFECT! Be careful, if you aren't grinding your own spices, that "3TB peppercorns" does NOT equal 3 TB ground pepper. Always excellent!!
EmptyLighter 3 years ago
This dish was fantastic, although we made some modifications so it wouldn't be so spicy! I substituted one Poblano and one Red Fresno pepper for the habaneros, and used Smitty247's suggestion of white wine vinegar instead of regular. We served the meal with fried rice, refried pinto beans, and a vegetable medley with sour cream on the side. People were moments away from licking their plates after the meal, and I got plenty of compliments. Definitely will make this recipe again, it was probably the most delicious thing I cooked this entire year. One note, I would suggest marinating for about 12-14 hours; my roommate tried it a couple weeks back, and marinated for closer to 24, and it came out very acidic.
Shimatsu 3 years ago
If you're not looking to create the achiote (the dry spice blend that's part of the marinade) from scratch, you can find achiote powder in most supermarkets as well as hispanic markets. I find that it works reallllly well. In fact, next time you make any Mexican dish add a packet or 2 and you'll thank yourself!
Redfield 3 years ago
I serve Puerco Pibil several times a year. It''s a great, spicy dish.
OUSooner 3 years ago
I've made this recipe several times, and use banana leaves to line the pan. I believe that it adds flavor. Also, I use white wine vinegar rather than ordinary white vinegar because the flavor is bit less acrid.
Smitty247 6 years ago
Serve with rice or corn tortillas. Cook Time: 4 hours [I posted this recipe.]
zanleilani 7 years ago
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