This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBiasGrowing up, it was all turkey for us around the holidays. A lot of turkey on Thanksgiving, no surprise, but it would also be the focus of our feast on Christmas. I like tradition, but I also like the opportunity to spice it up!
I’ve learned from friends with Latin American roots that pork features prominently for many of their families around the holidays. I love pork, so when I heard about the opportunity to feature some La Morena chipotles in a holiday style meal, I was all in! I planned to make a Pork Roast with Chipotle Cream, featuring La Morena Chipotle Sauce. I’d heard good things about the quality reputation of authentic La Morena products, and was ready to taste for myself. For more information on the La Morena brand, please visit their website.
My first step was to go shopping for the La Morena Chipotle Sauce. I headed to Stop and Compare in Chelsea, MA, which carries a good supply of Latin American grocery items. I found the La Morena chipotle sauce in aisle 1 and I was ready to go!
Head down aisle one, and on your left you will find the La Morena Chipotle Sauce!
Ingredient note: The chile peppers are incorporated into the La Morena Chipotle Sauce so that it is a smooth consistency. If you have La Morena Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, you can scoop out the sauce to use in this recipe, and reserve the peppers for later use. Alternatively, you can finely chop the peppers and use them along with the sauce. Any of these options will taste great!
So once I got home from shopping, it was time to get cooking! After pre-heating the oven to 450, I got the spice rub going, starting with dry spices: cumin, garlic powder and salt.
Now, it’s time to crack open that can of La Morena Chipotle Sauce!
Then, you mix that chipotle sauce in with the spices, along with some olive oil, to make a nice, thick spice rub paste.
Note the chipotle sauce amounts I give here lead to a moderate spice level, flavorful for sure, but you can definitely add a bit more than I call for if you like.
Lay out your pork roast on a work surface, and spread the rub on top of the pork.
Rub the spice mixture all over the pork….
and it is ready to go into the oven!
As the pork gets toward the end of roasting time, get ready to make the chipotle cream. You’ve only used a bit of the La Morena Chipotle Sauce for the rub, so there’s plenty to add to the cream. Note you can using heavy cream or coconut cream, if you are avoiding dairy.
When you have checked the pork temperature and it has reached 145 degrees, take it out of the oven. After letting it rest briefly, it’s time to slice up the pork for your crew.
Now, you are ready to enjoy your Pork Roast with Chipotle Cream! Plate a few slices for each person, then top with the chipotle cream sauce. The pork has a great savory flavor, a bit like bacon. This combines very nicely with the smoky flavors of the chipotle cream sauce. I like to serve it along with Sweet Potatoes with Cumin Sage Butter. Enjoy your meal!Print
Pork Roast with Chipotle Cream
Pork Roast with Chipotle Cream is a flavorful holiday roast fit for a crowd. La Morena chipotle sauce is used to add flavor to the rub and the cream topping.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 70 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
- Yield: 8 servings
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: Mexican
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 4 tbsp plus 1 tsp La Morena chipotle sauce
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 lbs pork loin roast
- 1 cup coconut cream (or use heavy cream if you like)
- Preheat oven to 450.
- Combine the garlic powder, salt and cumin in a mixing bowl.
- Stir in 1 tsp La Morena chipotle sauce (add a bit more if you like!). Then stir in the olive oil to form a thick spice rub paste.
- Lay the pork out on a clean work surface, fat side up. Spread the rub all over the work, with a bit more on top. Let the pork sit with the rub for 10 minutes.
- Move the pork a roasting pan, placing it on the roasting rack. Place the pork in the oven.
- Roast for 10 minutes at 450 degrees. Drop heat to 250 degrees, and roast for approximately 1 hour. Roasting time will vary based on your oven and size of the pork roast. Pork should be cooked to 145 degrees, keeping in mind it continues to cook while resting. The finished pork should be mostly white throughout but a bit of pink is OK.
- When the pork gets closed to the end of cooking time, combine the cream and the remaining 4 tablespoons La Morena chipotle in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stir and reduce heat to a low. Keep warm while the pork finishes cooking, stirring the sauce occasionally.
- When the pork has finished cooking, remove it from oven. Let it rest on a platter or cutting board for 10 minutes. After resting, slice the pork and plate the pork, then top with a portion of the chipotle cream sauce. Enjoy!