Pineapple-Chili Roasted Pork

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Inspired by our favorite “al pastor” street tacos, this sweet and spicy pork roast gets an extra flavor boost from marinating overnight.

Pineapple-Chili Roasted Pork
 
Makes 10 to 12 servings
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Chipotle Purée (recipe follows)
  • 2½ pounds boneless Boston butt roast
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and sliced into 1-inch rings
  • Garnish: fresh cilantro leaves
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, stir together vinegar, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, oregano, cumin, pepper, and Chipotle Purée. Add Boston butt, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray a 12-inch cast-iron skillet with cooking spray. Place pineapple rings in skillet in an even layer. Place pork on top of pineapple rings, discarding marinade.
  3. Roast until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 145°, about 1 hour and 45 minutes, covering with foil during last 30 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes; slice, and serve. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Chipotle Purée
 
Ingredients
  • 1 (7-ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
Instructions
  1. Place chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in the container of a blender, and purée until smooth. Freeze leftover purée in 1-tablespoon dollops for future use.

 

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