Don Struble's Puerto Rican Pork Roast

Don Struble's Puerto Rican Pork Roast


"A well seasoned pork roast worthy of feeding your family, or your very best company. Drippings from this roast makes the most fabulous and rich gravy you have ever tasted. Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetables and/or salad."


servings 316 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 316 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 24.9 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.6g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 20.4 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 603 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rub the roast all over with salt and pepper, hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Using a small boning knife, carefully poke holes about 1 inch deep and 1 inch apart all over the roast. While making each cut twist the knife and insert a drop of hot sauce, wedge of pepperoni, garlic sliver and one olive into each cut.
  4. Place roast in a roasting pan and pour in the water. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 30 minutes per pound or until an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C) is met. Remove from oven, tent with foil and let roast stand for 10 minutes before carving.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • If you make this in a slow cooker, using a slow cooker liner can make cleanup easier.
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  1. 25 Ratings


This is absolutely Puerto Rican. I am not sure why doing a variation with the Worcestershire instead of the vinegar etc would make it less authentic, but this is what we know as Carne Mechada bu...

I used boneless pork tenderloin and my husband and I both LOVED this!!!!!

This recipe is wonderful. Don't be so quick to say that this is not 'truly puertorrican'. I remember my uncle more than 35 years ago putting olives and 'salchichón' inside of his pork roasts. ...

This is by far the BEST recipe we have found for a pork roast! It is great cold, as well as hot. We use La. Hot Sauce, and it does not make the meat "torched" with heat! Just a wonderful taste. ...

I read the reviews and regardless if this is authentic or not, it was very good and we enjoyed it. I Googled their flag and it had similarities to ours and so keeping with the theme of things, I...

This was good. I couldn't give it a 5 star rating because this IS NOT A true PUERTO RICAN DISH!! We DON'T use pepperoni, hot pepper sauce or worcestershire sauce in our dishes. If you want a ...

I pride myself being Puerto Rican...and I have to agree with Rosa, this recipe is not authentic Puerto Rican style. I learned to cook from my mother and grandmother, and they said the same thing

Very good. A very tasty roast, that made the house smell wondeful as it cooked. This is a nice change to just your plain old roast, give it a try!

This is not Puerto Rican at all. It has pepperonis?? And Worstechire (however you spell it) But for Americano it's not too bad.