Five Flavor Pork Roast for the Crock Pot

22 Dec

You can mix up the herbs and spices used for this pork roast, it’s a very flexible recipe. I use:

– One 4-5 lb pork roast (bone-in or boneless), any cut, whatever is preferred
– Five cloves fresh garlic, sliced or quartered
– 1 tbsp butter
– 1 tbsp vegetable oil
– One sprig fresh or two tsp dried rosemary, crushed
– One tsp. dried oregano
– One tsp. paprika
– One tsp. onion powder
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– One cup chicken or pork broth or stock

– Optional: 1-2 tbsp. any brand of fruit or citrus jam or marmalade (stirred until smooth), or a fruit jam made with hot peppers (like Crooked Acres Strawberry-Habanero Jam!).

With the tip of a sharp knife, cut several deep slits into all sides of the roast. Insert garlic slices into the slits, pushing them in at least several inches. Combine all spices in a small bowl, then rub all sides of the roast FIRMLY with the spice mixture, pressing into the pork to ensure the spices adhere.

Heat butter and oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Brown each side of the roast, turning every two to three minutes. Remove roast from skillet and place in a large crock pot. Brush with jam or marmalade, if using. Pour broth or stock over roast, cover, and cook on LOW for 10-11 hours.

Serve with sweet potatoes or white potatoes, rice, or egg noodles. To make gravy, remove juices from crock pot into a medium saucepan, heat until boiling, and thicken with 2 tbsp corn starch mixed with 2 tbsp water.

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6 Responses to “Five Flavor Pork Roast for the Crock Pot”

  1. Barb January 5, 2009 at 9:38 am #

    Thanks for the great recipes!!!

  2. dave osborne February 20, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    Hi, I haven’t heard from you for a while so I thought I’d drop you a line to let you know that I’m fine, for now! I just got a new printer and I’m copying all the meals I can.
    Talk to you later,
    Your friend,
    Dave

  3. dave osborne March 16, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    Hi there. Would you happen to have a recipe for corned beef & cabbage. If you do, I’d love to have it. Many thanks Laura.
    Dave Osborne

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