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There is nothing like a Portuguese bun (papo-seco) or a roll piled high with with tender, juicy and tasty Portuguese pulled pork (Caçoila).
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
3 h
Ready In:
3 h 15 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Pulled Pork (Caçoila) Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Pulled Pork (Caçoila) Recipe

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Posted in: Pork Recipes
Tue, Jun 4, 2019
4 out of 5 with 191 ratings
Views: 83717


2 lbs of pork butt meat, cut in good size pieces 2 or 3 bay leaves Juice of 3 oranges 1 teaspoon of paprika 1/4 teaspoon of Portuguese allspice 1 teaspoon of hot red pepper sauce (pimenta moida)1 tablespoon of lard (optional) 2 cloves of garlic Red wine (to taste) * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  1. Rinse the pork meat and place in a bowl.
  2. Add the orange juice, garlic, and spices.
  3. Mix, cover and let it marinate overnight in the fridge.
  4. Place the meat and marinade in a pan and cook over medium heat, adding warm red wine as needed.
  5. Cook until meat is tender and falls apart (about 3 hours).
  6. There should be no remaining liquid at the bottom of the pan at the end of the cooking process.
  7. Check and adjust  salt and pepper.
Recipe Submited By: Julianna Gonyer Coran
Adapted from a Gonyer Corana Recipe by: facebook.com/Fresh-Pond-Holy-Ghost-Society
Photo Credit: justapinch.com
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Adriana - 1 Month ago
Hi Eddy, What is the portuguese allspice? Thanks


Hi Adriana, it's a seasoning, here is a recipe for it: Portuguese Allspice Mix.

1 Month ago (+0) (-0)
Bobby Bacalhau
Bobby Bacalhau - 1 Month ago
What is Ground red pepper SAUCE?


Portuguese red pepper sauce Bobby, Portuguese people call it pimenta moida, here is a recipe: Portuguese hot red pepper sauce, I will update the recipe.

1 Month ago (+0) (-0)
Bobby Bacalhau
Bobby Bacalhau
Ahh ok. I thought so. Obrigado Eddy.
1 Month ago (+1) (-0)
You're welcome, enjoy.
1 Month ago (+0) (-0)
Anita Millard
Anita Millard - 4 Months ago
Do you cook it in a crockpot? For 31/2 hours?


No Anita, on stove top.

4 Months ago (+0) (-0)

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