Pork Roast With Carolina Gravy

Vickie Parks


This is a recipe from the state of North Carolina. The gravy is outstanding. It's great served with cornbread, which makes it a true southern meal.

★★★★★ 3 votes
45 Min
3 Hr 30 Min


4 medium
5-6 lb
bone-in pork shoulder roast (boston butt)
2 tsp
2 tsp
black pepper
3 slice
thick bacon, chopped
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
10 clove
garlic, halved
3 medium
onions, halved and sliced
2 1/2 c
low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 c
dry white wine
10 sprig(s)
fresh thyme
4 medium
bay leaves
1 Tbsp
equipment needed: kitchen string or twine

How to Make Pork Roast With Carolina Gravy


  • 1Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove and discard root ends and dark green tops of leeks. Thinly slice leeks; rinse well, and drain.
  • 21. Cook bacon in hot oil in an ovenproof Dutch oven or large, deep cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes. Add leeks, garlic, and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, 15 to 17 minutes or until mixture is golden brown; transfer to a bowl.
  • 3Tie pork roast with kitchen string, securing at 2-inch intervals. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 4Add pork roast, fat side down, to Dutch oven, and cook 2 minutes on all sides or until browned. Remove pork.
  • 5Return leek mixture to Dutch oven; top with pork. Add broth and next 3 ingredients. Reduce heat to medium, and bring to a light boil. Remove from heat, and cover with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  • 6Bake at 350° for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 180° to 185°. Remove pork from Dutch oven, cover with foil, and let stand 20 minutes before slicing.
  • 7Meanwhile, pour pan juices through a wire mesh strainer into a saucepan to equal 4 cups, discarding solids (add equal parts broth and white wine to pan juices to equal 4 cups, if necessary). Let stand 5 minutes; skim fat from surface of pan juices.

    1. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook 20 to 25 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1 cup and slightly thickened. Remove from heat, and stir in butter until melted. Serve with pork.

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About Pork Roast With Carolina Gravy

Course/Dish: Roasts
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy