Roast Pork with Black Beans and Yellow Rice

roast pork with black beans and yelow rice Soon after moving to Tampa, I discovered a whole new world of food..CUBAN FOOD.
Tampa has a large Cuban community and their food is a staple in this town. Growing up I had never heard of chicken and yellow rice, cafe con leche, deviled crabs, plantains, etc. Was I deprived, naaaaa, I was just missing out on a whole bunch of yummy food.
So if you are Cuban, I am sure this is not the authentic way to make Roast Pork with Black Beans and Yellow Rice, but it my way and it tastes damn good (and it takes like the Cuban restaurants).And sorry about the photo, the food wouldn’t corporate and was being shy(kinda of a blah picture)

4-5 pound Boston Butt
Adobo Seasoning (Goya Brand)
3/4 cup Mojo Criollo
Preheat oven to 350
Generously season meat with Adobo Seasoning. Place in a dutch oven(or large pot w/ lid) along with the mojo criollo, cover and cook per package directions on meat. I think it is 22-26 minutes per pound.YELLOW RICE
1 Package Vigo Yellow Rice (16 oz. for a family of 4)
Mojo Criollo
Cook per package directions..HOWEVER..dont use all water like the package calls for, use 1/2 water and 1/2 Mojo Criollo.
The rice already has wonder flavor, but using 1/2 water and 1/2 mojo gives it a great kick!
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp cumin
2 bay leaves
1/4- 1/2 cup Goya mojo criollo
In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, saute onions in olive oil for about 10 minutes. Add Garlic and cook for 2 minutes more. Add cumin. Add Beans,bay leaves and mojo.
Simmer for about 10 minutes, until beans are soft.
Oh and don’t forget the Crystal Hot sauce! NO Cuban meal is complete without it!!!
Make this meal and your family will love you(and me ) for it!!!!
(recipe by Leslie)
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    Looks authentic enough to me up here in MN but most of all it just looks tasty!

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    Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" says:

    Mmm, this is one of my favorite dishes! We’re not Cuban or southern and still grew up eating black beans with yellow rice and prok chops w/applesauce. lol

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    Hey – You know I made this Thursday (thanks for the last minute tips :). It was so yummy!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Looks good to me!

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    I love Cuban food! We have to go into Boston to find decent Cuban food (decent, not great). So you are lucky to have it in abundance where you live.
    This looks so good. I am printing this out.

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    That looks tasty! I have not had much in the way of Cuban cuisine.

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    William the Clothier says:

    I just figured out how to post to your site. You need to make a sweet potato pie (YUM!) That’s my favorite desert.

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    i certainly don’t have a problem with that picture–it looks scrumptious to me. cuban-style black beans are impossible to beat. 🙂

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    Looks DAMN good to me!!

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    We don’t get too much Cuban food on the West Coast. I absolutely love it, though so I suppose I’ll just have to make it myself. Tasty!

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    Cuban food can be ridiculously delicious. Have you ever tried picadillo?

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    I just discovered your site and have enjoyed my last lazy Sunday before little league baseball starts reading the ENTIRE blog (from day one)! It’s great!! I am looking forward to trying some of your recipes. Thanks for sharing! p.s. Your photography is awesome – I’m jealous!

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    I love rice and beans. Thanks for sharing!

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    i have to admit, i’m the one who’s deprived… haven’t tried a cuban meal before, and i think i’m missing a lot… thanks for the recipe 🙂

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    Oh yum! I’m one of those folks who still hasn’t tried Cuban food, but I’m pretty sure I would love it if your photos are any example.

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    This looks so good! I’ve just started to get into Cuban food. I have a Cuban cookbook that I’ve made a few recipes from with good results.

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    noble pig says:

    I have never had Cuban food so I think I am deprived! Looks delicious.

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    Culinarywannabe says:

    Yum! My mom is from Tampa and every time we go back we always get Cuban sandwiches. They aren’t the same anywhere else!

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    Ohh, that looks so good. Classic combination, lovely flavors. Big YUM!

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    What a meal! Josh is going to love this one! Thanks!

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    wow..that looks definitely awesome. and cuban food is yummy. I know, I’m in the capital of Cuba (Miami).. LOL!

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    You come up with some of the best recipes right when I start working out more and want to tone up a bit. Are you torturing me on purpose? This looks like delicious comfort food.

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    I shouldn’t even admit I don’t know this, but what is mojo criolo? This all looks so good, I would love to try it!

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    I’m already loving you for sharing the recipe with us.

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    The Blonde Duck says:

    That looks fantastic!

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    It does look mouthwatering, Leslie! I love this kind of food!

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    I love black beans and rice! I usually have it with withe rice but this sounds as delicious!

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    Well, madam Leslie, I am Cuban. And my question to you is: What the heck took you so long to try Cuban cuisine!?

    That plate certainly looks sinful. And while the roast pork may not be authentic, who would argue with those results?
    Btw, have you tried Cuban tamales? Now, there’s yet another religious experience.

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    oh my , i feel like dancing samba!! oops that’s not cuban dance..anyways this dish is terrific and delicious!

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    Nazarina A says:

    I love Cuban food, lived in Miami for a while! Your picture spells good times and that banana salad in the previous post just looks so delicious!

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    The pizza looks great. I would love the beans and rice especially, yummy.

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    I will definitely have to make this…It looks so good! And then the pizza of course!

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    Scarlet O'Kara says:

    So I just have to say…I love making Cuban food and think that I do a pretty good job, but I tried your beans recipe and that has become my new favorite!

    I am also trying the Cuban Pizza. It is in the oven baking right now and smells wonderful!

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    Anonymous says:

    Vigo yellow rice sure is delicious!

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    Jessica in Tampa says:

    I am making this right now (in the crock pot cuz i have to run and pick up my hubby from the airport) i am SOOOOO excited… making plantains as well! yummmm great idea on the mojo in the vigo rice… never thought of that before.

    i also shoved some garlic cloves into the roast, they seem to do that on the cooking shows an awful lot. garlic makes everything better 🙂

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    ***Jessica in Tampa***
    I hope you enjoy your dinner!
    And thank you so very much for taking the time out of your day to let me know you are trying it!!!!
    Feel free to stop back by anytime!

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    This is Jessica in Tampa again, and i have made this recipe like 4 times since i first found it. please tell me you have made pressed pull pork sandwiches from teh leftovers… so delicious! thanks for this… and im making it right now! haha… this time i am doing it like you said, in the oven and covered, even though the package said uncovered (followed the package last time and it took twice as long to cook, which was crazy annoying and embarrassing since i had already made everything else to finish at the initial end time… lame…)

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    I am soooo very glad you love my dinner! I have yet to make pressed pork sandwiches. That does sound soooooo very yummy!!!!

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    So excited to find this recipe! I moved to TN from Tampa last year and MISS the authentic Cuban food. I’m cooking this tomorrow. 🙂 Thank you!

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    I have this whole menu cooking, right now. Smells delish! Now, what’s on the menu for tomorrow night?… 🙂