Dominican Pork: A Spicy, Comfort-Filled Dish

For a delicious, fiery dish that is sure to become a favorite in your home, try Dominican Pork. Rich in flavors, this spicy pork dish is sure to become a family favorite. With a hint of sweetness and a burst of spice, Dominican Pork will keep your guests coming back for seconds.

Dominican Pork has origins in the Dominican Republic and takes its inspiration from traditional local flavors, with a blend of bold spices, garlic and onions. The pork is marinated in a garlic and onion sauce, mixed with freshly ground cumin and paprika, along with fresh-cut oregano, bay leaves, and plenty of chili peppers for a real kick of spice.

You’ll want to serve this up with some white rice and beans to temper some of that spice. Top with a few slices of avocado to give it that cooling kick you’ll need after a burst of heat. It’s an ideal dish for a gathering since it’s quick to whip up and serves a large group.

Recipe: Dominican Pork


  • 2 ½ lbs pork shoulder, cut into cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 fresh chili peppers, diced
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock


  1. In a large bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, garlic, onion, cumin, oregano, bay leaves, paprika, and chili peppers. Toss the pork cubes in the marinade, making sure they are well-coated.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the pork cubes and the marinade. Cook until the pork is browned on all sides. Once the pork is browned, reduce the heat to low and add the chicken stock. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  3. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, until the pork is cooked through.
  4. Serve over white rice and top with a few slices of avocado.

Dominican Pork is the perfect dish for a family gathering. It’s a comfort-filled dish, a perfect blend of sweet and spice, rich in flavor and relatively easy to prepare. It’s a great way to bring a bit of the Dominican Republic to your own table.

If you’re looking to mix things up, try adding some bacon bits, jalapenos and cotija cheese as a topping. Or try pairing it with a tropical salad or tacos. You can also check out similar pork dishes from around the world, like the classic Cuban-style Pork Roast or Honduran Pork with Pickled Onions. Dominican Pork is just one amazing pork dish of many!