The snow is starting to fly, temps are taking a dip, the Aspens are turning gold. And I love the warmth that my Labradors brings to my heart. So loyal and loving. I think about foods to keep me warm and satiated. I also worry about the people living on the streets. I am especially concerned with the welfare of children. If you have the ability, please consider donating a coat to Operation Warm. Click here to see how you can make a difference in your own town, https://www.operationwarm.org/
So while I watch the snow falling down outside my kitchen window, I offer this tasty dish, Slow Cooker Pork Roast with onion & honey marinade.
Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Onion and Honey marinade
2 1/2- 3 lb Pork Roast
1 Red Onion, skin removed and sliced thinly into rounds
1/2 C honey
1/4 C soy sauce
2/3 C Shredded Parmesan Cheese. (Use the good stuff or shred your own. It makes a huge difference in the flavor)
2-3 T minced garlic (Hack: use the stuff in the jar- oil packed. good flavor and tastes great)
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
2 T dried basil
2 T Tuscan-style Italian Seasoning (find it here: https://www.amazon.com/McCormick-Gourmet-Tuscan-Blend-1-25/dp/B01M0ANZZ7/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1506281301&sr=8-1&keywords=mccormick+spices+tuscan)
Here We Go:
Set your slow cooker to 8 hours. Place the sliced onions in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place pork roast on top of onions.
In medium bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together. Pour over the top of the pork roast. Now, go on a hike, a walk or go do laundry.
When slow cooker has cooked the pork roast, remove the pork roast from the cooker and shred the meat. SAVE the juices/liquid and move to sauce pan.
Bring to simmer and reduce juices till they have thickened.
Of course, you can turn this into pulled pork sandwiches; just place some on a bun with bit of BBQ Sauce, or the thickened sauce, a bit of coleslaw and a slice of sharp cheddar. Or, serve on top of cauliflower rice, or mashed potatoes and top with the thickened juices. Serve with fresh sliced tomatoes with minced basil, olive oil and sea salt. Tonight, we are having them with broccoli tots.. crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. And veggies!