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Grandma Edna's Cajun Pork Recipe

Grandma Edna's Cajun Pork Recipe

My grandma Edna Mills used to make this every year as part of our Christmas dinner. She's been gone for a few years, but we still carry on the delicious tradition of Grandma's Cajun pork. —Tonya Cline, Greenville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:12 servings


  • 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 pork loin roast (4 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Cut several slits in roast to within 1/2 in. of bottom. Place in a 5-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.
  • 3. Transfer roast to a serving platter; keep warm. 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).

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked pork with 3 tablespoons gravy equals 225 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 167 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.