With autumn each year, cravings for slow-cooked pork and beef always seem to work their way into my thoughts, creating an almost insatiable hunger for tender, spiced meat. I find that nothing banishes the dreariness of a cold, dark evening quite like a warm plate of succulent, slow-cooked meat. This Yucatan-Style Slow-Roasted Pork, a newer addition to my repertoire, is the perfect cure to my cool weather cravings. The pork rub is made of a tantalizing array of spices including annatto, cumin, allspice, red pepper flake, smoked paprika and ground ancho chile. Slathered and sealed, the 3 pound hunk of Boston butt slowly cooks for 4 to 5 hours nestled in an aluminum foil package. The finished meat is boldly spiced and fall-apart tender. So, so delicious.
Be sure to check out the video below for step-by-step instruction on how to make Yucatan-Style Slow-Roasted Pork. This video is a fairly good representation of how long it would take to prepare this recipe (i.e. minimal editing and advanced prep work). You really can prepare this dish in about 15 – 20 minutes (not including 4 – 5 hours of inactive wait time). Continue reading for the recipe!