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Pork Roast with Twist of Orange Recipe

Pork Roast with Twist of Orange Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Cover and cook on low for 4-1/2 to 5 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 4. Remove pork and onion to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • 5. 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.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

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.