Masitas de Puerco

Masitas de Puerco

One of the best things about cooking Cuban cuisine is the wide use of Pork. It is a very cheap animal to raise and perfect for the Island nation. One of the most popular ways to cook Pork is with this simple recipe for Masitas de Puerco.

Masitas de Puerco is a delicious dish that can be served as a main dish with rice, beans, and plantains. (You will find that to be the case with most Cuban dishes) or served as finger food for any fiesta. It is extremely easy to make and packed full of flavor.

Click here for the Cuban Mojo recipe.

Masitas de Puerco - Hungry Doug

Masitas de Puerco

Delicious Marinated Pork Chunks. They can be served as a main dish or even as an appetizer with toothpicks.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cups Mojo Criollo
  • 3 lbs Pork Loin
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 White Onion Peeled and sliced into quarter moons


  • Start making the Mojo. A link to the recipe is found above.
  • Cube the pork into bite sized pieces.
  • Combine the Cumin and Mojo into a bowl and whisk thouroughly. Add the cubed pork chunks and add the Bay Leaves. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set in the fridge overnight.
  • When you are ready to cook the meal, take it out of the fridge and fry up on medium high heat. Remove the Bay leaves of course. Use the excess Mojo to cook with the Pork. When the pork is nice and brown and crispy, add the onions and cook until the onions are translucent.
  • Serve with Rice, Beans, and plantains or just place on a serving dish and ENJOY!