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Pork Roast with Twist of Orange

 Pork Roast with Twist of Orange
The citrus flavor sets this dish apart. It's my family's favorite! With a nice and easy gravy, this dish is perfect served with rice or mashed potatoes. —Janie Canals, West Jordan, Utah
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours


  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth, divided
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Hot mashed potatoes, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove
  • to paper towels to drain; set aside. Cut roast in half. Brown meat
  • in drippings on all sides.
  • Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  • Brown onion in the drippings. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add
  • the jalapeno, chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir in 1/2 cup chicken
  • broth, the orange juice and bacon; pour over roast.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-1/2 to 5 hours or until meat is tender.

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Pork Roast with Twist of Orange (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Remove pork and onion to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from
  • cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • Combine flour and remaining broth until smooth. Gradually stir into
  • the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Serve with pork and mashed potatoes if desired. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 5 ounces cooked meat with 1/4 cup gravy (calculated without mashed potatoes) equals 514 calories, 26 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 202 mg cholesterol, 701 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 57 g protein.