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Recipe of Cochinita Pibil Yucatan style

Cochinita Pibil Yucatan style

1h 40 mins
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Cochinita pibil is a typical dish of the Yucatan region of Mexico. Formerly the Mayans cooked it in an underground oven, but now it can be prepared in a conventional oven, marinating it all night. It is served with pickled onion and habanero pepper.
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8 portions
  • 2 banana leaves, passed through the flame to soften them
  • 1 1/2 kilos pork leg
  • 1/2 kilos pork loin back rib
  • 200 grams annatto paste
  • 1/2 cups orange juice, sweet
  • 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon White pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 5 whole black peppers, ground
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoons pequin pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 125 grams lard, melted


Cut the meat into pieces of about 2 inches (5 cm) and place them in a bowl. Dilute the achiote in orange juice and vinegar.
Add spices and garlic to the orange juice. Pour this liquid over the meat, cover with a cloth and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours, preferably overnight.
Preheat the oven to 165° C (325°F). Hold the banana leaves directly over the fire for a few minutes until they soften. Line a tray or container with the banana leaves, letting them protrude to wrap around the cochinita meat.
Place the marinated meat on top of the leaves, and soak with the melted lard. Fold the ends of the leaves so they do not burn. Cover with aluminum foil.
Bake for 2 hours or until so soft that it almost falls apart. If it is not tender enough, return to the oven for 30 more minutes.
Three hours before serving, prepare the purple onion sauce. You can look for the recipe in Kiwilimon as Purple Onion Sauce.


It is served wrapped in banana leaves, accompanied by purple onion sauce and tortillas.

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Ratings (37)
Maletas McCarthy
24/10/2020 21:14:35
Me encanta este platillo. Gracias por la receta se ve deliciosa!!
Naye Mendoza
06/08/2020 14:03:05
Quedó muy buena. Gracias
Lore Lore
17/07/2020 22:00:16
Muy buena receta. Gracias.
Fernanda Leija
11/05/2020 11:06:00
Muy rica receta
Cosmo Morr
07/02/2020 14:44:28
Es la receta de las más completas que encontré 🙂
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