Cacoila (Portuguese Stewed Pork)
165 mins (prep 15, cooking 150)
13 ingredients
6 servings
You take an inexpensive piece of pork season it with a combination of spices and red wine, then slow cook to produce a tender and flavorful meal. In the south of Portugal the meat is cooked directly in the marinade (like this recipe) while some cooks in the north like to marinate the pork up to 2 days then cook it on a rack. Sometimes they slide a tray of cooked rice underneath the roast to catch the juices (the rice will have a strong flavor, not to everyone's taste). Please do not be tempted to use a more expensive cut, such as tenderloin, because it will not have the marbling necessary to keep the meat moist during the long cooking time. Serve with plain boiled potatoes and Portuguese hard rolls to soak up the pan juices.

Categories:  comfort-food , taste~mood , <-4-hours , low-carb , low-sodium , low-in... , time-to-make , very-low-carbs , portuguese , european , main-dish , pork , meat ,
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Serving Size (3.29 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 2.59 Calories from Fat 0.54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.06g 0.51%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.28%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 199.4mg 49.85%
Total Carbohydrate 0.54g 1.08%
Dietary Fiber 0.16 g 3.73%
Sugars 0.05 g %
Protein 0.12g 1.43%
Vitamin A 189.21IU% Vitamin C 0.46mg%
Calcium 2.82mg% Iron 0.1mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pork butt, fresh ground black pepper, ground cumin, dried thyme leaves, ground allspice, dry red wine