Pork Roast with Mashed Potatoes in Slow Cooker2022-09-09
- Yield: 4
- Servings: 4
- Prep Time: 10m
- Cook Time: 8:00 h
- Ready In: 8:10 h
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Saturated Fat5 g
Trans Fat0 g
Unsaturated Fat2.4 g
Pork Roast with mashed potatoes in slow cooker. Pork roast with mashed potatoes cooked in a slow cooker.
Welcome to this post on the art of slow cooking! In this culinary journey, I’ll explore the wonderful world of slow cooking and discover how it can transform simple ingredients into mouthwatering dishes.
Slow cooking is a method that allows flavors to develop slowly over time, resulting in tender and succulent meals. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this video will guide you through the process of creating a delicious pork roast with creamy mashed potatoes.
So sit back, relax, and let’s savor the art of slow cooking together!
Preparing the Pork Roast
Now that we’ve learned about the art of slow cooking, let’s dive into the first step of preparing our delicious pork roast. Seasoning and searing are essential to enhance the flavors and create a beautiful crust on the meat.
To begin, generously season the pork roast with your favorite blend of herbs and spices. This could include garlic powder, paprika, thyme, salt, and pepper. Make sure to coat all sides of the roast evenly. Once seasoned, it’s time to sear the meat.
Heat a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of oil (optional). Carefully place the seasoned pork roast in the hot pan and let it sizzle for a few minutes on each side until a golden brown crust forms. Searing locks in the juices and adds depth of flavor to the final dish.
Once the pork roast is beautifully seared, remove it from the pan and set it aside. We’re now ready to move on to the next step in our slow-cooking journey!
Slow Cooking the Pork Roast
Now that we have our beautifully seared pork roast, it’s time to embark on the slow-cooking journey. Slow cooking allows the flavors to meld together and the meat to become tender and juicy. To achieve this, we need to set the right time and temperature.
A low and slow approach is key here. Set your slow cooker or oven to a temperature of around 275 degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees Celsius). This gentle heat will ensure that the pork roast cooks evenly and retains its moisture. As for the cooking time, it will depend on the size of your roast. Generally, you’ll want to cook it for about 4 to 6 hours. However, it’s always a good idea to use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.
The internal temperature should reach 145 degrees Fahrenheit (63 degrees Celsius) for perfectly cooked pork. Remember, patience is the secret ingredient when it comes to slow cooking.
So sit back, relax, and let the magic happen as your pork roast transforms into a succulent masterpiece.
Perfect Pairing: Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Now that our pork roast is slow cooking to perfection, it’s time to talk about the perfect pairing for this succulent dish – creamy mashed potatoes. The velvety texture and rich flavor of mashed potatoes complement the tender and juicy pork roast beautifully.
To make creamy mashed potatoes, start by boiling peeled and diced potatoes until they are fork-tender. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add butter, milk, salt, and pepper to taste, and mash everything together until smooth and creamy.
You can also add some garlic or herbs for extra flavor. Serve a generous scoop of creamy mashed potatoes alongside your perfectly cooked pork roast, and you’ll have a match made in culinary heaven. The creamy potatoes provide a comforting and satisfying base for the flavorful pork, creating a harmonious combination that will delight your taste buds.
So don’t forget to whip up a batch of creamy mashed potatoes to complete your slow-cooking masterpiece.
Pork Roast with Mashed Potatoes in Slow Cooker
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 boneless pork shoulder roast
- 1 pound (480 g) sweet potatoes,peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces(2.5 cm)
- 1 cup (250 ml) chicken brot
In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Mix well.
Remove fat from roast pork. Rub roast all over with fennel seed mixture. Cut roast pork to fit into a 3½ or 4-quart slow cooker. Set aside.
Set aside. Arrange sweet potatoes in a slow cooker. Top with roast pork. Pour chicken broth over the mixture in the slow cooker. Cover the pot.
Cook on low heat for 8-10 hours, or on high heat for 4-5 hours. Transfer roast pork to a cutting board. Slice roast.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer the potatoes to the bowl. Reserve liquid. Mash sweet potatoes with a potato masher, adding the cooking liquid. Serve roast pork with mashed potatoes.