Grandma Edna's Cajun Pork Recipe
- 1 small onion
- 1 celery rib
- 1 small green pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon each salt, white pepper and pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1 boneless whole pork loin roast (4 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- Finely chop vegetables. In a large skillet, saute vegetables in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in seasonings and pepper sauce.
- Cut roast in half. Cut several slits in roast to within 1/2 in. of bottom. Place in a 4-qt. slow cooker. Spoon onion mixture between slits and over the top of meat. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until pork is tender.
- Transfer roast to a serving platter; keep warm. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Pour cooking juices into a small saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with roast. Yield: 12 servings (2-1/4 cups sauce).
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
Reviews for Grandma Edna's Cajun Pork(6)
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My son loved it, but that was extremely too much thyme for me...like others, I used just 1 teaspoon and it was still overpowering. Will make it again but with 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon thyme!
I have made this recipe several times and truly like it but I do agree on the thyme. Two tsps is way too overpowering...I just sprinkle a little bit of thyme...
I thought it was good. I followed what other reviewers said and I added a bit of liquid....I added 1/4 cup of liquid and 2/3 of the way threw cooking I had to extract liquid out because the roast was practically floating in liquid. I extraced 2.5 cups of liquid and I still had plenty of liquid left to make the gravy. It did not effect the cooking or flavor one bit! YUM. My husband loved it and ate about 2 LBS of the 4.5 LB roast I made and our 3 year old had his entire plate finished before we even sat down to eat. *update* I turned this roast's leftovers into an asian pork noodle soup (recipe in my taste of home cook book) a few days later and it was still great!
We really liked the 'cajun' flavor of this roast. The onion, celery and pepper really added a nice touch to it. Much better than a plain pork roast! The first time I made this it was moist, but the 2nd time a little drier. I think adding a little broth or water might help. I use the leftover in bean soup and it is really good!
I personally thought that 2 tsp thyme was a bit much, so I cut it back to only 1tsp & the thyme was still way too overpowering. My husband & children did not even finish their portion (I did only because I did not want to waste it). I will not be using this recipe again.
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