Roasted Pork Stuffed with Moros

Raven Higheagle

By
@ravenhigheagle

This black bean and rice stuffed pork roast is “home-style, rustic, and soul-satisfying.


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Rating:

Serves:

Serves 16

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

14 Hr

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

FOR THE PORK

1 1/2 c
sour orange juice
1/2 c
dried mexican oregano
1/2 c
chopped garlic
1/2 c
spanish olive oil
2
(6 to 8 pound) fresh ham

FOR THE BLACK BEANS AND RICE (MOROS Y CRISTIANOS)

16 oz
dried black beans, soaked overnight, drained, and rinsed
2
bay leaves
2 1/2 medium
red bell pepper, diced
4 Tbsp
plus 1/4 cup spanish olive oil
2 large
white onions, diced
4 clove
garlic, chopped plus 2 cloves unpeeled and crushed
1 tsp
dried mexican oregano
2 lb
white rice
kosher salt to taste
red wine vinegar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare the marinade for the pork by combining the sour orange juice, oregano, chopped garlic, and oil, to taste. Let marinade stand for 1 hour.
2
With a very sharp knife, cut ham across lengthwise, exposing the bone. Cut around the bone around to remove it.
3
Use small cuts to butterfly the ham, so it lies flat.
4
Trim into a rectangular shape. Discard any excessive fat. Season the meat with marinade and set aside, refrigerated, for at least 2 hours.
5
While the pork marinates, make the rice and beans
6
Bring beans, 5 cups water, bay leaf, and 1/2 red bell pepper to a full boil. Simmer until beans are soft. Strain and remove the pepper. Reserve the water (if necessary, add water to make 4 cups).
7
Sauté the diced pepper, onion, chopped garlic, and oregano in 2 tablespoons olive oil until translucent.
8
Add the rice, beans, and water and bring to a boil. Season with salt. Reduce heat and cook covered until rice is soft
9
Sauté crushed garlic cloves in the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil until brown. Add crushed garlic to the rice. Season with vinegar and let stand until cool.
10
Place rice stuffing in the middle of ham and fold both ways until stuffing is fully covered. Tie with string both lengthwise and across
11
Put in slow cooker and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Leave meat in the slow cooker on the “warm” setting for about 4 more hours or until the meat will easily pull with two forks and the internal temperature reached 150F.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Cuban