Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Quick and Flavorful Pork Roast

Mondays are always a tough day for dinner because both my husband and I get home between 5:30-6 so many times it is my day for a crock pot meal!  I threw this Pork Roast together quickly in the morning before rushing out the door - a great weeknight go-to meal for the working family (or any family for that matter ;) )!
 
Pork Roast
Ingredients:
1 Pork Roast (whatever cut is your preference and size to feed your family)
1 onion, sliced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
sea salt
black pepper
parsley
oregano
garlic powder
onion powder
2 Tablespoons worcestershire sauce
2 potatoes, cubed
carrots (2 handfuls of baby carrots or 3-4 chopped carrots)
 
 
Directions:
Slice onion and place in the bottom of the crock pot (I heard this helps with adding flavor).
Place roast on top and rub minced garlic onto the top of the roast (You can make a few shallow cuts in the top of the roast so the garlic gets into the roast for added flavor).
Season with the remaining seasonings to your liking (I add a few shakes of each).
Finish with the 2 Tablespoons of worcestershire sauce on top.
 
 
 
 
I then added the potatoes and carrots around the outside and seasoned those with garlic powder and Adobo (of course). 
 
 
Cook on low for 10 hours, or on high for 5.  Let sit for about 10 minutes before slicing.  The onions caramelize at the bottom and are full of flavor to use as a topping on your pork.  Mmmmm :)  Enjoy!
 
~Erin Leigh


25 comments:

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    1. Could I add a can of cream of mushroom soup to this?

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    2. I don't see why not! If you do let me know how it comes out! :)

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  2. I'm wondering about the water too?

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    1. Hi Andrea, No water needed! :)

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    2. My Father always used thick sliced onions under any meat, especially meatloaf for some of his picky kids. Another trick you may want to try is to poke holes into the pork and stuff with the whole garlic and I wrap it in foil so I can remove it in tack. In Hawaii we make Kalua pig, if you add a few drops of liquid smoke and in the last 35 minutes add some cabbage, you'd have a Hawaiian dish to serve over white rice! ONO =(delicious)

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  3. No water needed juice from pork perfectly does onions etc and enough left to make a little gravy......made this for dinner tonight it was great!

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  4. In the crock pot now, sounds delicious!

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  5. It was delicious! A definite addition to my rotation. Hubby loved it. My roast was about 2 lbs and made per recipe, there was about 1 1/2 cups of gravy after 9 hours cooking. A very nice meal, pork nice and moist, and the carrots were delicious too.

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    1. I'm so happy you loved it! It continues to be one of my favorites!! :)

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  6. I might try this with beef roast! YUM!

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  7. I let it cook for 5 hours on high and its still tough ?

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    1. How big was the roast? Mine is usually in the 3.5 pound range.

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  8. Do you brown the pork first?

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    1. No I don't. I just throw into it all in the crockpot! :)

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    2. How do you make the gravy then ?

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  9. I made this tonight cooked on low. Checked it after 7 hours. Was already done and was extremely dry!

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  10. I made this tonight cooked on low. Checked it after 7 hours. Was already done and was extremely dry!

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    1. Sorry to hear that! What cut did you use?

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  11. I think the dryness is coming from the cut of meat they are using. I'm no professional by any means but I always steer towards a bone-in piece and like to get one cut from the butt of the pig if I can. I don't trim any fat until it's done cooking and I ALWAYS cook on low.

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  12. Forget the last question

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  13. Made it today! Husband LOVED it! Thank you for the recipe!

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