Here is a recipe for pork for those of you, like me, that have to eat pork and some form of cabbage on New Years Day so you will have good luck throughout the year. This is not a health conscience recipe, but it is good.
Ingredients for Apple Pork Roast:
5-6 Lb. Pork Roast
1 Cup brown Sugar
1 Large sweet (yellow) Onion, halved and sliced
1/2 Cup (1 stick) Butter, oleo or margarine, cut into teaspoons
1 Granny Smith Apple, thin slices
1 red apple (I use Fuji apples or honey crisps), thin slices
1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Cup water
What cooking utensils will I need?
Knife to cut up vegetables
Prepare the apples, onions and Pork Roast:
Get your Crock-Pot ready! Plug it in and turn it on to high
Slice up apples, make sure to remove core and seeds
Slice onion in half and cut each half into slices
With a sharp meat knife, cut 6 slices into the top of the Pork Roast, about 1/2 deep across the top
Layer prepared food in Crock-Pot:
Place half of the slice onions, red apple and green apple in a layer on the bottom of the Crock-Pot
Take 1/2 the stick of butter (cut into pats – or teaspoons) and layer over the top of the onion and apple mixture in Crock-Pot
Sprinkle 1/2 cup of brown sugar over the mixture in the Crock-Pot
Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon over the mixture in the Crock-Pot
Pour 1/2 Cup of water into the Crock-Pot (enough water to cover the whole bottom of the Crock-Pot)
Place the Pork Roast on top of your mixture
Take the remaining apple and put both red and green apples in each of your pre-cut slices on the Pork Roast
Place the remaining onion slices on the top of the Pork Roast
Take the remaining half stick of butter, cut into pats and place them over the top of the Pork Roast
Sprinkle 1/2 cup of brown sugar over the top of the Pork Roast
Sprinkle 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon over the top of the Pork Roast
Place the lid on the Crock-Pot and allow to cook for 1 1/2 hours – 2 hours and then turn Crock-Pot down to low
Cook for 8-9 hours
Important notes for you from the chef, Daryn:
This will take about 8 hours to get your pork roast where it is falling apart and all of the ingredients to blend together.
I served mine over rice, but you can serve it anyway you want to.
If you get some coleslaw, you have your Good luck Happy New Year meal.
I hope it turns out well and you think it is as yummy as we do!
Feel free to change the amount of brown sugar if you would prefer it less sweet.
Fuji or honey crisp apples will bring the perfect flavor mixture with the granny smith apples. However, you are welcome to use your favorite apples.
Happy New Year everyone!