Easy Pork Roast in Apple Juice

Easy Pork Roast In Apple Juice Recipe

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Ruth Ann Vokac


This pork roast is extremely flavorable and in its cooking liquid, it freezes well. I especially like its versatility--it can be pulled and become barbecue pork, or it can be sliced and become the meat for a teriyaki stirfry or the meat in a rice/vegetable bowl. From freezer to table, the meat from this recipe is great for a variety of quick, delicious meals.


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15 Min
3 Hr


  • 1 large
    onion, diced
  • 1 large
    pepper, any color, diced
  • 1 tsp
    olive oil
  • ·
    pork seasoning mix
  • 3 lb
    sirloin or loin pork roast
  • 2 c
    apple juice

How to Make Easy Pork Roast in Apple Juice


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. On top of the stove with medium temperature, add oil to a dutch oven (with a lid) and add the diced onions and peppers. Sauté the vegetables for about 5 minutes until soft.
  3. Rub the pork roast liberally with a pork seasoning mixture. (Or make a rub by mixing as desired: 1-2 Tbsps. brown sugar, and 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. each paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and 1/4 tsp. pepper, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.)
  4. Set the roast with the rub on the sautéd onions and peppers. Add the apple juice.
  5. Cover the dutch oven with the lid and put into the oven. Set the timer for 1 hour.
  6. After an hour, check the liquid level. Add water if necessary to maintain the original liquid level. Turn the oven down to 275 degrees. Set the timer for one hour.
  7. After the second hour, check the liquid level again and add water if necessary to maintain the original liquid level. Maintaining 275 degrees, roast for 1 more hour.
  8. After the roast has been in the oven for 3 hours, remove the pot from the oven and allow to set for 15 - 30 minutes.
  9. The roast is now ready to pull or slice: Remove any fat that is visible. Pull or slice and add meat to the cooking liquid for serving.
    (Or put roast and cooking liquid in a plastic container and refrigerate the roast whole in the cooking liquid and slice when cold. Discard any congealed fat.)
  10. Note: I usually freeze serving sizes of sliced meat and cooking liquid. In the cooking liquid, this meat freezes and warms well!!
  11. Serve warmed pork with teriyaki or barbecue sauce as desired.

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About Easy Pork Roast in Apple Juice

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American

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