Pork Roast (dry rubbed)

Quick Look_______________

It's been a while since I last posted anything. I been using a variation of this recipe for a couple years and usually suggest it when asked for advice. My secret ingredient is fresh coffee grounds. The coffee flavor isn't strong but very subtle. It adds a bold, roasted flavor and makes the outside look like it's been on a BBQ. BTW, it has as much caffeine as a can or two of soda per serving. It probably won't keep you up [don't worry...if you eat a lot, the food coma will negate the caffeine :) ].  I own a coffee grinder so I use fresh ground beans but any decent ground coffee will do. My rule is if you wouldn't drink it, don't use it for the roast.
  • Prep time: 10-15 minutes
  • Cook time: 6-7 hrs
  • Difficulty: easy.
  • Labor Intensity: You can do on your own very easily!
  • 30 servings, adjust by 1.5x if your group tends to eat multiple servings.

Ingredients_______________

  • 20 pounds pork shoulder. (safeway on sale or Costco is a good place)
  • 1/3 cup kosher salt (1 tsp /lb)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup ground coffee
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika (1/3 tsp/lb)
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder (1/3 tsp/lb) 
  • 2 Tablespoons oregano or other herb (1/3 tsp/lb)
 Optional: I like Costco's Mesquite seasoning and use it sometimes:
  • 20 pounds pork shoulder. (safeway on sale or Costco is a good place)
  • 2 Tb kosher salt (1 tsp /lb)
  • 2 TB cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup mesquite seasoning
  • 1/3 cup ground coffee
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika (1/3 tsp/lb)
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder (1/3 tsp/lb) 
  • 2 Tablespoons oregano or other herb (1/3 tsp/lb)

Directions_______________

Rub everything evenly on meat on all sides, top/bottom


Put in oven at 250 for 6-7 hours uncovered. Let it sit for 30 mins or more to cool


Slice and let it sit for 5 mins in the tray of juice. Toss to coat with juice. Put on platter and serve

6 comments:

Shufei Lei said...

Wow. This looks awesome delicious!

James Kim said...

For those of you like me who don't need more coffee in your diet, I like using Rudy's rub from Texas.

James Kim said...

For those of you who don't need more caffeine in your diet, I like to use Rudy's Rub from Texas.

Chris said...

Wow I want to try this!

Jesse W said...

Wow. That looks delicious

JennyC said...

Wow I wouldn't have thought of using coffee in pork roast! Thanks for the recipe