Apple & Garlic Pork Loin Roast
A simple and delectable pork roast recipe that will put you in a state of bliss. The flavors are so great and complement each other so very well. This recipe is perfect for a crock pot or slow cooker.
Here is a great recipe for fall time. We aren't yet in fall time but I am feeling inspired all the same. As I mentioned, this will work for a crock pot or slow cooker, the recipe is the same. I opted for a five-quart crock pot and cooked low and slow. It takes about eight hours but the payoff is worth it. On the plus side, you can put this in at about eight am and do whatever you need to do the rest of the day. Then at about four pm, supper will be about ready and you'll only have your side items to focus on.
You won't need very many ingredients to make this happen, most of which, you may already have on hand. It's a very simple recipe. *[ALERT] Regarding garlic... this is NOT something you want to feed to your pet. Garlic is toxic to cats & dogs. Garlic is very healthy for humans though. I just added that because after I finished my meal, I almost saved some for my cat (who loves pork) but decided to look it up first. I am glad I did. Keep that in mind for future. Even though you may have a meat that they will readily eat, if it is coated or cooked in something else, it could potentially be something that is not safe for them.
1 Boneless pork loin roast (3 1/2 - 4 lbs)
1/2 Cup of water
1 1/2 Tsp of pepper
1 Jar of apple jelly
1 1/2 Tsp of seasoned salt
2 Tbs of minced garlic (about 6 cloves)
1 Tbs of clove
1/4 cup of wine
2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
Here we go
Now, if you use a larger crock pot/slow cooker, I would keep the pork roast whole. However, I wanted to cook this in my smaller crock pot (5 quarts), it is for this reason that I cut the roast in half. Heat 2 Tbs of olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Season the roast with salt and pepper and put the sections in the skillet. Sear the meat on all sides. This will add amazing flavor to your roast.
Now, while the meat is doing its thing, let's get the crock pot/slow cooker ready. Add the jelly, water, garlic, seasoned salt, wine, clove, and pepper to the crock pot/slow cooker and whisk it all together. Make sure it is blended evenly and turn it on low. Don't forget to turn the meat as needed.
Once the meat is seared on all sides, add the meat to the crock pot/slow cooker. Cook on low for eight hours. Let it rest for about fifteen minutes before slicing.
The next time I cook this, I am going to make some herbed potatoes and asparagus. I opted for a puny baked potato and some delicious corn on the cob, with dinner rolls. I had some fresh corn; you really can't beat fresh corn on the cob. It only takes about three minutes to make and is absolutely delicious. Plus, I got to use my new ceramic corn trays.
The aroma filling my kitchen throughout the day was torture. I couldn't wait to dig in to this roast. Give this recipe a try, you won't regret it. This was my first pork roast. Normally, I decide on beef when I am in the mood for a roast. I love cooking the thick pork chops but for some reason, when it comes to roast, I go with beef. I came across this recipe though and added a few things to improve it such as; searing the meat, adding the wine, and cloves. I haven't tried it the 'normal' way. No regrets, I have learned over the years that searing the meat beforehand is always better. I never go with just water, I guess that's ok, but to me, it's bland. So, if you want to exclude those things, your roast will turn out fine. Trust me though, it will be worth it if you do.
Have a blessed day and thanks for reading.