Mojo Pork Lettuce Wraps for the win!
There’s nothing like a mouth watery bite of mojo pork lettuce wraps. Can you image it? Image this too, a handful of food bloggers taking a trip to learn about pig farming in Michigan. It was a wonderful experience sponsored by National Pork Board. As always all thoughts and opinions found here are my own.
Pork roasted for hours and bathed in a juicy mojo with crunchy pickles over a bed of lettuce and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro. Heavenly! Roasting pork is something my family in Puerto Rico do often. If there’s a party, celebration or gathering of some sorts; there’s roasted pork involved. Since I don’t have an outdoor grill or smoker; I roast indoors. Using my convection oven I roast the pork for hours until the meat is tender and falling apart.
Mojo Pork Lettuce Wraps
There's nothing like enjoying a mouth watery mojo pork lettuce wrap. Pork nested in a lettuce wrap topped with fresh cilantro and crunchy pickles.
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
- 2 teaspoons Ground Pepper
- Salt, to taste
- 3 juice Limes
- 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Fresh Cilantro
- 6-8 pounds Pork Shoulder, boneless
- Fresh Pickles, optional
- Butter Lettuce, loosen leaves and set aside
- For the Mojo: Combine garlic, cumin, pepper, salt, lime juice, and olive oil in a large bowl and whisk. Taste and make sure you're happy with the amount of salt.
- Transfer half of mojo to a sealed container and reserve in the refrigerator.
- Add pork to remaining mojo and turn to coat. Refrigerate 2 hours or up to overnight before continuing.
- Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 275°F.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with a double layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Place pork and juices on top and fold up foil, crimping to seal loosely but making sure that there is room for air to circulate inside.
- Place in oven and roast for 4 hours. Fold back foil, increase oven temperature to 325°F, and continue roasting, basting pork with pan juices occasionally. Add 2 hours until pork shows almost no resistance when a metal skewer or knife is inserted into it and the surface is crackly and brown.
- Remove pork from oven and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Pull apart. Add reserved mojo to pork drippings, along with fresh chopped cilantro.
- Serve over butter lettuce wraps. Top with small pickles (if desired) and fresh cilantro. Enjoy!
There’s nothing like a good mojo and to make this dish even better we served it on butter lettuce. Less carbs, great flavor.
Pig farming is no easy job and one that’s easily taken for granted. After visiting a few farms I’ve gained so much respect for the farming life and the families that do it on a daily basis. The care for the livestock, fields, environment, their family, staff and us as consumers is impressive and humbling. Learn more about pork nutrition here and lets get the conversation started.
Now, let’s talk meat cuts. For my mojo pork recipe I used a boneless pork shoulder. You can also use a pork tenderloin and create a pull pork, or a sirloin pork roast. Boneless or bone-in is not an issue for this recipe. What matters most is the seasoning and the cooking process. Make sure you cover your meat with aluminum foil to keep the juices in and use low temperature for a long period of time. This is a slow cooking recipe, but oh so worth it! Here’s more info about pork cuts and cooking temperatures; because know how long to cook the meat is a important as knowing which cut to look or ask for.
Tell me, what’s your favorite pork recipe? Have you had mojo pork before? Share with me on the comment section below, can’t wait to know!
Hi there! I’m Wanda – the creator and author at My Sweet Zepol a healthy food, travel, and lifestyle blog. Passionate about food photography, food styling, entertaining and advocate about creating memories around the kitchen table. With a mission to create easy-to-make meals for the busy family.
Andddd I am 1000% off to the kitchen to make something VERY similar to this!!! #thisgirlishungry #youmademehungier!
I love the simplicity of this recipe, I cant wait to try it next week. I’m adding pork to my grocery list right now.
this looks so yummy! Def have to try this one 🙂
This looks so good! There is so much you can do with this too. Asian twist on an asian bun with slaw, add some pickled red onion. I love this recipe and will definitely make it.
Wow, these Mojo Pork Lettuce Wraps are lit! Must try to make this over this coming weekend. Think my mum is going to love this… Nice! Thx!
My mouth is watering! These look so yum and full of proteins! My kids would love to give this a go, it looks like a great weekday meal!
Now this I can do with, looks super delicious. I love pork and always try to find different ways to prepare it and this is the right for me.
With pork la vida es más sabrosa!
Yum, these look tasty! I just love lettuce wraps for lunch. I’ll have to make these one day!
These wraps look great…I’m all for less carbs which really cut back on calories- and love that there is a pickle spear included!
YUM! I love anything in a lettuce cup 🙂 Delicious! Pork is one of my favourites. I am so excited to try this!
Wow! This looks fantastic and so simple to make. The only issue is that I’m vegan so I don’t do pork. I do love the mojo as well. Maybe I can try this over Christmas and use one of those gluten substitutes to see how I get on. Thanks for sharing.
These are simply amazing. So yummy! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! I’ll have to try them!
ive never tried to make lettuce wraps but these look delicious! im going to substitute the pork for chicken instead! hopefully it comes out well!
As a matter of fact, I am searching for new recipes to try and this is a must.
I’ll take the pork, hold the lettuce… Just kidding. I’m such a messy eater that there is no way that I’m not spilling that on myself, but hey, if anyone asks what my stain is, I can say it was this pork lettuce wrap and they will all be jealous.
This sounds like a great recipe. I love lettuce wraps they are so much healthier that using rice wrappers or tortillas.
This seems like a great way to get some extra veggies into a meal. And they look like fun so the kids will probably love them too
I’ve never had mojo before but something similar. Pork is one of my favorite pieces of meat. So versatile, my favorite is carne al pastor.
This recipe looks so delicious and worth to try. Your’ve written a very clear instruction and make it easy to follow.
Ohh, this is a good timing to see this recipe. My sister will be visiting me and I am looking for some new recipes to try out for her. This would be a perfect one.
It looks something special! I love its simplicity. Will definitely try this on the weekend.
These Mojo Pork Lettuce Wraps look super yummy. This is perfect for our weekend chill mode food!