Pork Roast With Tomatillo Cream Sauce

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Michelle Cory

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I love tomatillo salsa and a good pork roast, so I thought I would marry them together using my slow cooker (Crock Pot). Turned out great the first time around! Roast could also be cooked in a pressure cooker.

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Moist and full of great flavor, we loved this pork roast. It does take a bit of extra time to prepare because of the sauce, but it's very simple. The sauce is pretty mild, so if you like a bit of heat we'd recommend adding the second jalapeno. Serve over rice with a bit of the cream sauce and you have a delicious dinner. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • TOMATILLO SAUCE (YOU CAN MAKE THIS THE DAY BEFORE)

  • 1 lb
    tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed and halved
  • 4 clove
    garlic, peeled and halved
  • 1-2
    jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped in large pieces (use one but if you want it spicier use 2)
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2/3 c
    cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 small
    white onion, finely chopped and rinsed under cold water
  • PORK ROAST

  • 4.5-5.5 lb
    pork shoulder roast
  • ·
    Alpine Touch for seasoning (has salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder)
  • SAUCE

  • 2 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp
    cold water
  • 2/3 c
    sour cream

How to Make Pork Roast With Tomatillo Cream Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. Place a large nonstick pan over medium high heat. Place the tomatillos and garlic cut side down in the pan. After 3-5 minutes, or until the tomatillos are dark brown, flip them all over and cook another 3-5 minutes.
  2. Scrape into a blender and let come to room temperature (about 5 minutes). Add peppers, onion, salt, and cilantro. Blend until smoothly chopped. If necessary add 2 tbsp water.
  3. Trim large fat pieces off your roast. Completely season the entire roast with Alpine Touch or a salt mix of your choice. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes. Coat the outside with the tomatillo sauce. You will pour remaining sauce in the slow cooker. Place the roast in your slow cooker.
  4. Cook on low for 10 hours or until the roast pulls apart easily. Once done, carefully scrape most of the tomatillo sauce off the roast. Place the roast on a serving tray and cover with foil.
  5. Turn slow-cooker on high or pour liquid into a saucepan, scraping all the good pieces from the bottom. Mix the cornstarch and cold water together and whisk into sauce. Turn down heat to low and, after thickening, stir in the sour cream. Taste and add salt as needed.
  6. Serve pork roast with potatoes or rice. Ladle sauce over pork and potatoes/rice.

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About Pork Roast With Tomatillo Cream Sauce

Course/Dish: Salsas Pork Roasts
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican
Collection: Crock Pot Recipes



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