Traditionally called Lechon Asado, this slow-cooker favorite is packed with Cuban spices for a blast of flavor in every bite.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl combine the oregano, cumin, coriander, salt, black pepper, and allspice. Press spice mixture onto both sides of the roast. In a large nonstick skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add roast; cook 5 minutes or until light brown on both sides, turning once.

  • Meanwhile, coat a 3 1/2- or 4-quart quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Layer onions, green peppers, jalapeno, and garlic in cooker. Pour orange juice and lime juice over vegetables. If necessary, cut roast to fit in cooker. Place roast on top of vegetables. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 9 to 10 hours or on high heat setting for 4 1/2 to 5 hours.

  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer meat to a cutting board. Strain cooking liquid; reserving onions, green peppers, and jalapeno. Using two forks, pull meat apart into shreds; return to cooker. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Stir in reserved vegetables and 1/2 cup cooking liquid into cooker. If desired add additional cooking liquid to the cooker. Discard remaining cooking liquid.

  • To serve, spread rolls with mustard. Divide meat among the bottom halves of the rolls. If desired, top with avocado. Add roll tops to sandwiches.


Tip: Because hot chile peppers, such as (jalapeños, others), contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chiles as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.

Nutrition Facts

379.4 calories; protein 33.6g 67% DV; carbohydrates 32g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3.9g 16% DV; sugars 7.3g; fat 12.2g 19% DV; saturated fat 3.3g 17% DV; cholesterol 90.3mg 30% DV; vitamin a iu 197.6IU 4% DV; vitamin c 46.2mg 77% DV; folate 19.4mcg 5% DV; calcium 202mg 20% DV; iron 3.5mg 20% DV; magnesium 47.2mg 17% DV; potassium 714mg 20% DV; sodium 484.9mg 19% DV.