How To Make Cochinita Pibil At Home

Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita Pibil is an easy-to-make Mexican pork dish that originated from Yucatan, Mexico. Today, I’ll be showing you its simple recipe step-by-step.

Cochinita Pibil is a dish that I just randomly tried at a Mexican restaurant. I wanted to try something new and came across this amazing dish. I loved it very much and tried to make it at home. It turned out amazing. So, I wanted to share this recipe here for you to try.

To make Cochinita Pibil at home, cut the pork shoulder into small pieces. Then, marinate the pork in a mixture of orange juice, lime juice, salt, and achiote paste. Then, bake it in the oven. Shred the cooked pork meat. Season the pork with salt and pepper. Garnish with pickled red onions, dry Mexican cheese, chopped cilantro, and lime wedges.

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Cochinita Pibil recipe

Cochinita Pibil Recipe

Cochinita Pibil is an easy-to-make Mexican pork dish that originated from Yucatan, Mexico. Today, I'll be showing you its simple recipe step-by-step.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 8 hrs
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 240 kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Bowl
  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 4 pounds Pork Shoulder or Pork Loin
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • ½ cup Lime Juice
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 85 g Achiote Paste
  • Pickled Red Onions (for garnishing)
  • Dry Mexican Cheese (for garnishing)
  • Chopped Cilantro (for garnishing)
  • Lime Wedges (for garnishing)
  • Ground Cumin (for garnishing)

Instructions
 

  • Add orange juice, lime juice, achiote paste, and salt to a food processor and mix them.
  • Cut the pork into small pieces of about 1.5 inches.
  • Preheat the oven up to 320oF. Then, line up a casserole with many layers of foil to make a proper seal.
  • Put the pork inside the casserole dish and close the foil tightly.
  • Then, place the dish in the oven and bake it at 320oF for 3 ½ hours.When the pork is ready, take it out and put it into the serving tray.
  • Shred the cooked pork. Season it with salt and pepper.Garnish it with lime wedges, cilantro, ground cumin, and Mexican cheese. Your dish is ready to serve.
  • You can garnish it with lime wedges, cilantro, ground cumin and Mexican cheese.

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Nutrition

Calories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 52.2gProtein: 33.1gFat: 9.3gSaturated Fat: 2.9gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.8gCholesterol: 92.2mgSodium: 1037mgFiber: 0.1g
Keyword cochinita pibil, Mexican
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