This Cuban pulled pork sandwich is not just another sandwich – it is probably the most flavor intense thing you have ever had. It’s pork butt, in a Mojo marinade, cooked in a barrel smoker…
Mojo Marinade Ingredients:
- Sour orange juice (20 ounces)
- Triple sec (2 ounces)
- 10 garlic cloves
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Oregano (pulverized)
Cuban Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe
First things first: the mojo marinade/injection liquid. In a small pan, mix 20 ounces of sour orange, 2 ounces of Triple Sec, 1½ tbsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp oregano (pulverized, to avoid clogging the injector), 1 tbsp salt and 1 tsp cumin. Optionally you can add 1 tsp cayenne pepper. Whisk everything together, then bring it to a low simmer for 2 minutes to bring the flavors together.
Proceed to inject the pork butt with the mojo marinade- don’t use all of it, since you’re going to marinate the butt in what is left.
Warm up some oil in a skillet. Chop up the garlic cloves and add them to the oil, and let it release its flavor for about a minute. Then add the leftover marinade to the skillet, turn the fire off and stir everything together.
Put the injected pork butt in a Ziploc bag, and pour the marinade in it. Push out as much air as you can and seal the bag. Let it marinade in the fridge overnight.
The next day remove the meat from the bag but keep the marinade. Get your smoker up and running at 265-275°F. Place the pork butt in the cooker and insert the probe thermometer into the thickest part. The target internal temp is 160°F.
When the butt hits 160°F, remove it from the smoker and put it in a pan. Pour the leftover marinade over the meat and cover the pan with foil before placing it back onto the smoker. Let the meat reach an internal temperature of 185-190°F.
When internal temp hits 190°F, remove from the smoker and let it rest for 1 hour. Then slice the meat to use in your sandwiches!
To make a cuban pulled pork sandwich, use Cuban (or French) bread. Cut in half, spread some yellow mustard, and add some ham, Swiss cheese, sliced dills and your home smoked Mojo pork slices!
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