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Grandma Edna’s Cajun Pork

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Cook: 6 hours

Makes

12 servings (2-1/4 cups gravy)

My grandma used to make this for our family on special occasions. We love to carry on the delicious tradition. —Tonya Cline, Greenville, Ohio
Grandma Edna's Cajun Pork Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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. Strain cooking juices and pour into a small saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve with roast.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked pork with 3 tablespoons sauce: 225 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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