Friday, December 17, 2010

Fantastic Food Friday: Orange-Herbed Pork Roast

Orange-Herbed Pork Roast

1 2 1/2 to 3 pound pork sirloin roast
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup orange juice

Trim fat from pork roast, if necessary, cut roast to fit into crock pot.  In a small bowl combine garlic powder, ginger, thyme, and pepper.  Rub spice mixture over entire surface of meat with fingers.  In a large skillet brown roast on all sides in hot oil.  Drain.  Transfer meat to crock pot.  Combine chicken broth, sugar, lemon juice, soy sauce, and orange peel; pour over roast.  I also added a few sections of orange to the pot.

Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.

Transfer roast to serving platter and keep warm.  For gravy, pour juices into a measuring cup.  Skim fat.  If necessary, add water to equal 2 cups.  Transfer to saucepan.  Combine cornstarch and orange juice; stir into juices in saucepan.  Cook and stir till thickened.

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Liz Fichera said...

You had me at crock pot! This sounds delish! I'm gonna make it.

Sherri said...

LOL, I love crock pot meals...and this was really, really good. When I don't have leftovers with my four picky eaters I know I've got a hit.

ciaraknight said...

Yum, this looks great!! I love crock pot recipes. Easy and I don't have too much work during the witching hour. :)

Sherri said...

Yeah, Ciara, I love meals I don't have to think about.