Hearty Pork Roast

This pork roast recipe is indeed hearty, and easy to make in either a classic oven braise as well as cooking in a slow cooker. This recipe can easliy feed the whole family for Sunday dinner.  It’s a keeper!

Adapted from thestayathomechef.com


Author: Michelle Hanson

Michelle Hanson, MA, RD, LD is Fresh & Natural Food’s Registered Dietitian. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics with a minor in Community Health from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is a registered dietitian and current member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Michelle has been a nutrition consultant for numerous years as well as a nutrition research director at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Michelle is passionate about food and nutrition and believes in helping people find simple, realistic ways to make healthy eating a part of their everyday lifestyle.
If you are interested in meeting Michelle or have questions for her, you can email her at: michelle@fnfoods.com. She will look forward to meeting you!



  1. Preheat oven to 450  degrees.
  2. Rub oil onto pork roast, In a small bowl, stir together salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Sprinkle seasoning mixture onto pork roast. Place fatty side up ina roasting pan or large cast iron dutch oven.
  3. Roast, uncovered, in the 450 degree oven for 30-45 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue cooking for an additional hour.
  4. Remove roast from oven and place the onion chunks, carrots, and potatotes around the meat. Pour apple juice on vegetables. Season vegetables with salt and pepper. Place rosemary sprig on top (optional).
  5. Cook an additional 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until vegetabbles are tneder and meat shreds easily.  Serve hot.

Slow Cooker Instructions: Season the roast as directed in step 2 of the recipe. Place the meat directly into a slow cooker. Add in all remaining ingrdients and cook on low 8 hours.

Nutrition Information per serving: Calories: 414 cals; Carbohydrates: 40g; Fat: 15g; Sat Fat: 7g; Sodium: 966mg (much less if you use a salt substute like Mrs. Dash); Calcium: 76mg; Fiber: 6g


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