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

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

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