Orange Pork Roast Recipe

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Orange Pork Roast Recipe

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Overccoking can cause pork roasts to be dry and tough. But this recipe's succulent orange sauce guarantees that the meat turns out moist and tender.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Directions

Cut roast in half; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice concentrate, honey, cloves and nutmeg; pour over pork. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Reduce heat to low and cook 6 hours longer or until meat is tender.
Remove meat to a serving platter; cover and keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid; pour liquid into a small saucepan. Combine flour and cold water until smooth; stir into cooking liquid. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with roast. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Orange Pork Roast in Country Pork 1996, p64

Nutritional Facts

6 ounce-weight: 256 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein.

  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  1. Cut roast in half; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice concentrate, honey, cloves and nutmeg; pour over pork. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Reduce heat to low and cook 6 hours longer or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove meat to a serving platter; cover and keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid; pour liquid into a small saucepan. Combine flour and cold water until smooth; stir into cooking liquid. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with roast. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Orange Pork Roast in Country Pork 1996, p64

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