Friday, April 15, 2011

Recipe Friday: Pork Roast with Gravy

Here's something kid tested (by my children) and mother approved by me! It's also really easy to prepare and cooks in the crock pot.

I made this just the other day and served it with mashed sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts.  The recipe, from Reader's Digest, suggests serving it with mashed white potatoes. Rice would work well, too.  Hope you and your family enjoy this!

Pork Roast with Gravy

1 boneless whole pork loin, 3-4 lbs.
1 can chicken broth
1 cup julienned sweet red pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 T Worcestershire sauce
1T brown sugar
2 t Italian seasoning
1 t salt
1 t pepper
2 t cornstarch
2 t cold water

Cut roast in half, transfer to 5 qt. slow cooker.  In small bowl, combine broth, red pepper, onion, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and seasonings.  Pour over pork.  Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours, or until meat thermometer reads 160 degrees and meat is tender. 

For gravy, strain cooking juices and skim fat.  Pour 1 cup into small saucepan. Combine corn starch and water until smooth.  Stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil, cook and stir two minutes or until thickened.

Do you have a favorite pork roast recipe that your mom used to make? Thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful weekend!


Myne said...

I make this quite often to go with white potato mash. Have a lovely weekend.

The Happy Whisk said...

Thanks, Maria and Happy Weekend.

William Kendall said...

Oh, that sounds delicious. I think my mother makes it very closely to that... I'm not sure about the pepper though.

Anonymous said...

Yummy. I have a slow cooker but never think to use it.

Warren Baldwin said...

Now this sounds good!

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy. My hubby and son like pork roast.

Norma said...

I love my slow cooker! Thank you, Maria, for recommending I get one!

Maria McKenzie said...

@Myne: I love pork with mashed potatoes and gravy;)!

@Happy Whisk: Happy Weekened to you!

@William: This is one of my favorite "comfort food" dishes. It reminds me of my mom's cooking:).

@Niki: Pull out that slow cooker and make this:)!

@Warren: It is! Hope you get a chance to try it:).

@Susanne: I think your hubby will enjoy this!

@Norma: I'm so glad you're enjoying your slow cooker! I don't mind cooking, but I'm all for anything that makes the whole process less time consuming:)!

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