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San Juan, San Juan, 00926
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Coffee and Chocolate Rubbed Pork, White Bean & Sweet Potato Mash

Andres Ramos



  • 14 pound pork butt
  • 1/4 cup dried italian herbs
  • 1 tbsp Instant powderedcoffee
  • 1 tbsp baking cocoa
  • 1 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 can cooked large white beans
  • 1 large sweet potato , cooked until soft
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped spinach
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp roasted garlic puree
  • drizzle honey

Roasting base:

  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 quartered carrots
  • 1 large onion quartered
  • 1 orange
  • 8 garlic cloves,
  • 1/2 cup red wine 


  1. Pre- heat oven to 300 degrees. 
  2. Wash the pork butt and dry well. 
  3. In a dry bowl, mix well the Italian herbs, coffee, baking cocoa granulated garlic, paprika and the sea salt. 
  4. Dry liberally on the pork butt, all over.
  5. Place roasting base in a medium roasting pan and place pork butt on roasting base, drizzle with red wine, cover well with aluminum foil and roast for 3 hours covered.
  6. In the meanwhile, cook sweet potato in salted water until very soft.
  7. Mash the sweet potatoes with beans and garlic. Serve with the pork.  Enjoy!