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10 minute cooking school: Puerco Pibil – Roberto Rodriguez

November 27, 2007 | By More

Filmmaker Roberto Rodriguez shows you how to cook an awesome Mexican dinner. The recipe for Puerco Pibil given here is:


Spice Mix

5T whole annato seeds 2t whole cumin seeds
1T peppercorns
8 whole allspice seeds
1/2t whole cloves


2 habanero chiles, stems and seeds removed, chopped
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup white vinegar
2T salt
8 cloves garlic

5 lemons (juiced)
splash of tequila
5 lbs Pork butt (cut into 2-inch cubes)

banana leaves

rice (serve with)


  1. Grind the spice mix in a spice mill/coffee grinder.
  2. Combine the marinade with the spice mix in a blender, and puree.
  3. Combine the spice/marinade mixture with the lemon juice, tequila, and the pork in a zip-top bag and mix well. Let it marinate for a few minutes.
  4. Line a 9×13 pan with banana leaves; add the pork mixture; fold over the leaves to cover, then cover tightly with foil.
  5. Bake 4 hours at 325.
  6. Serve over rice.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Category: Food

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