Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pork Roast

I must be honest...I've eaten a lot of pork roasts in my day, but I've never actually made one myself. This was one of the best ones I've ever had. You must try it!

Ingredients
1 boneless pork roast (4-5 lbs)

2-3 potatoes
1 carrot
1/2 onion

1/2 cup white wine
1/2 can/bottle of beer

3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tbsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp onion powder

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Get a baking dish that will fit your roast. Chop your potatoes, carrot and onion into about 1/2" pieces and make a bed for the roast on the bottom of the dish.
Mix together all of the dry spices and make a rub.



Take a paring knife and make some incisions around the roast and insert the slices of garlic into the incisions.

Now rub the entire roast with the spice rub.

Pour the wine into the bottom of the pan.

Now put the roast in the oven, uncovered and let it cook for an hour and a half. Take the 1/2 can of beer and pour it over the roast. Bake for another hour and a half (or until a meat thermometer reads 155 degrees) - remove from the oven and cover with foil.

Start the grill and get the coals hot. Now grill it for a few minutes on each side so it gets that yummy charred look and flavor. (I made some packet herb potatoes for our side dish tonight - http://thefrugalgourmom.blogspot.com/2010/04/grilled-red-potatoes-with-garlic-fresh.html)

It should look like this when the grilling is complete. Let the roast rest for at least 1/2 hour wrapped in foil.

Remove the veggies from the pan and put the pan on a burner on high heat. Mix together about 2 tbsp of cornstarch with cold water and whisk it into the hot pan juices for some awesome gravy.

Voila!



This is soooo flavorful and tender. You will love it!

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