Pork Roasted Pit-Style

Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Yields Serves 12
Pork Roasted Pit-Style

Combine juice, salt, cumin, pepper flakes, oregano and garlic, and mix well. Place ham in large dish or casserole, pour marinade over and cover. Marinate overnight in refrigerator.


Remove pork from marinade and pat dry, reserving leftover marinade. Roast at 325 degrees until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, basting occasionally with leftover marinade. Remove from oven and set aside, loosely covered with foil, for 30 minutes. Allow about 25 to 30 minutes per pound.

Not everyone has enough ambition to dig a pit and roast a whole pig. You can get some of the same effect using this oven-roasting technique and just a leg. What you want is the uncured whole leg of pork. It is usually sold as a fresh or picnic ham, which is not to be confused with a cured ham.

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