Pernil Asado Colombiano (Colombian-Style Roasted Pork Leg)

Pernil Asado Colombiano (Colombian-Style Roasted Pork Leg)

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Almost every Sunday afternoon while growing up in Colombia, my family would get together at my grandmother’s house. Cousins, uncles, aunts, and my immediate family would all gather and enjoy Mamita’s cooking. There were times those family gatherings would be for something special, like birthdays, holidays, or to celebrate an achievement. That’s when Mamita would pull out the best and most festive Colombian recipes. This Colombian-Style Pernil Asado is one of those dishes. Even today, it’s a family favorite, and my mom and aunts make it as wonderful as Mamita did way back when…


  • 1 (10 to 12 pounds) bone-in pork leg
  • 8 scallions, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 10 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons of ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to your taste
  • 6 cups of dark beer
  • 1 tablespoons of ground achiote
Read the whole recipe on My Colombian Recipes