Dutch's EASY-EASY Porketta

Dutch Reyveld Recipe

By Dutch Reyveld Dutchr

24 Hr
6 Hr
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

A chance comment on a Pot Roast recipe by "Deneece" about how it made her think of her favorite meat, reminded me of my youth. Gran used to buy a pre-spiced, ready to roast Italian Porketta from the Italian Deli across the street. It was a traditional holiday roast. I looked around and found one I thought I could manage and that recipe is what follows. It was easy and close to what I remember.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
My mouth was watering all day smelling the aroma of all the different herbs and spices as this dish cooked in the crock pot. I couldn't wait to taste my first bite... and I wasn't disappointed! It is so tender and juicy. Give Dutch's Porketta a try for your next dinner!


1 Tbsp
dill weed (i used 2tsp fresh rosemary)
1 1/2 tsp
fennel seed (i cut this to 1tsp)
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
lemon pepper
1/4 tsp
onion powder
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
sweet paprika (i upped this to 2tsp)
3-4 lb
boneless pork roast or pork shoulder
onion, sliced
1-2 c
broth (i used chicken)
kosher salt
1-2 Tbsp
olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

Start by rubbing the roast w/ Kosher Salt, then mix all the spices and if possible run through a coffee grinder.
Add enough Olive Oil to the ground spices to make a thin paste and thoroughly coat the roast, rubbing it in. Put the roast into a Ziploc bag and into your reefer for at least 12hrs, 24 is better.
Thick slices of onion in the bottom of your slow cooker, then lay the roast atop and pour the broth down the side. On low for 6hrs, then take out, let it rest 15min., slice and return to juices.
I made gravy w/ the de-fatted juices and served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus.
This recipe was also recommended to be used with Turkey Breast and that's my next project. It was juicy, redolent of the spices, but not overpowered.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #slow, #cooker

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Ellen McKeel ellen2012
Feb 11, 2015
I made this for the first time ever! It was the best pork dish I've ever made. It's so easy.
Ellen McKeel ellen2012
Feb 8, 2015
Making this..it's in the crockpot now as we speak..
Monique Harvey Cali_Cookin_Mommy
Oct 28, 2013
Made this for dinner the other night it was super yummy.I let it marinate for 24 hrs.My family loved it.I will be putting on rotation.Thank you for the awesome recipe.
Monique Harvey Cali_Cookin_Mommy
Oct 28, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Maureen Faux mwfaux
Apr 6, 2013
Oh I was so excited to find this recipe. I grew up in PA and my grandmother always made this. We were also able find it in local Italian stores but since I moved away I have never found anything like it. My husband loves porketta and I can't wait to make it because my son has never had a really good porketta. Thanks for posting this recipe!!!