Slow Cooker Heaven: Pomegranate Pork Roast

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

Here’s an easy dish to prepare, and the pomegranate really makes this dish kick.

The pomegranate sauce is enhanced by the sugars and the honey and they produce a perfect compliment to the pork.

And, did I say that it was easy… just set it and forget it.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
6 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

2 c
pomegranate juice
1/2 c
fresh honey
1 large
lemon, the juice and the zest
2 clove
garlic, minced
1/4 c
brown sugar
2 lb
boneless pork roast
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

Step-By-Step

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1PREP/PREPARE

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2Gather your ingredients.

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3Add the pomegranate juice to a small saucepan.

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4Chef's Note: Simmer until reduced by half, about 15 to 20 minutes.

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5Chef’s Note: The saucepan that I am using is called a “reduction pan.” The sides of a reduction pan slope outward, like an inverted pyramid, and this helps in evaporation.

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6While the pomegranate juice is reducing, coat the pork roast with the olive oil.

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7Generously sprinkle salt and pepper over the roast.

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8Place the roast in a skillet over medium-high heat.

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9Brown on all sides, about 2 minutes per side, and reserve.

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10After the pomegranate juice has reduced, add the honey, lemon juice, zest, garlic, and brown sugar, to the saucepan.

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11Stir to incorporate all the ingredients.

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12Pour the pomegranate sauce into the slow cooker, and then add the pork roast.

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13Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours (you can’t burn it), until it is fork tender.

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14PLATE/PRESENT

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15Remove roast from slow cooker and allow the roast to rest for 10 minutes.

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16Slice into generous slices, drizzle with the sauce, and serve with your favorite sides. Enjoy.

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17Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom