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This slow cooked Portuguese caçoila (pulled pork) makes a delicious meal served on your favorite roll or bun.
Preparation time:
30 min
Cooking Time:
3 h 30 min
Ready In:
4 h
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Caçoila Sandwich Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Caçoila Sandwich Recipe

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Posted in: Pork Recipes
Wed, May 29, 2019
4 out of 5 with 39 ratings
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3 lbs of boneless pork butt1 and 1/4 teaspoons of garlic powder1 teaspoon of smoked paprika2 teaspoons of salt, divided1 and 1/4 teaspoons of black pepper1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon1/8 teaspoon of allspice1/2 teaspoon thyme or oregano1/2 teaspoon of cumin1 cup of white wine1/2 cup of orange juice1/8 cup of red wine vinegar1 bay leaf6 rolls or buns * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com

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  1. Trim excess fat off pork (Don't take too much off—it is needed for flavoring). 
  2. Cut into 1-inch cubes, combine all of the dry spices (use only 1 and 1/2 tsp. salt) for the rub.
  3. Sprinkle on pork, place in a zip lock bag, and seal.
  4. Rub into pork over the bag and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 120°C or 250°F.
  6. Combine wine, orange juice, red wine vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a bowl.
  7. Place pork and spices in a dutch oven.
  8. Pour the liquid into dutch oven.
  9. Tuck in a bay leaf.
  10. Cover and bake for about 3 and 1/2 hours or until the pork fork tender.
  11. Remove pork from the oven.
  12. Shred using forks.
  13. Serve on rolls or buns.
Recipe & Photo Credit: ingoodflavor.com


Deb Almeida
Deb Almeida - 5 Months ago
I'm so glad to have found this site. My Grandparents were Portuguese and made a lot of this food, but left no recipes. Thank you so much!

5 Months ago (+0) (-0)

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