Thursday, January 2, 2014

Pork Roast [Pulled Pork] with Root Vegetables


Ah, comfort food... is there a better way to start off the new year?!  Today I'm going to share with you a great (gluten-free) pulled pork recipe that will have you begging for seconds.

(4 servings, just over 8 hours of cook time in crock pot)


What to Gather for Crock Pot:
  • 1.5 - 2 pounds Pork Loin or Shoulder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 TBSP Gluten Free Flour
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 2 Organic Carrots 
  • 3 Stalks Organic Celery
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 26 ounces No Salt Added Swanson Beef Stock (this is Gluten Free)
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1.5 TBSP Organic Minced Garlic
  • 2 TBSP Lea & Perrin's Worcestershire Sauce (one of the only GF options and it is amazing)
  • 5 Pinches Dried Thyme

What to Gather for Root Vegetables:
  • 3 Organic Carrots - sliced
  • 3 Potatoes - sliced 
  • 1/2 Pound Beats - sliced
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 3 Pinches Dried Thyme
  • 3 Pinches Dried Rosemary Leaves
  • 1 Yellow Onion - sliced
*You can use organic vegetables or regular


What to Do:
  • Take the pork out of the package, cut off any fat, season both sides with salt, pepper, and the Gluten Free flour, sear each side in a medium skillet
  • In the crock pot, place the carrots, celery, and onions on the bottom, add the pork
  • Add the beef stock, water, & Worcestershire sauce to the crock pot, pouring it over the pork
  • Add the garlic, smoothing it over the top of the pork and in the vegetable mixture at the bottom
  • Last, add the Thyme on top of the pork
  • Set timer for 8 hours :)
  • Go about your day... your house is going to smell amazing... then when you have 1 hour until it's done, start to cook the vegetables
  • Pre-heat the oven to 400*
  • Cut the carrots, potatoes, onion, and beats, place in a large mixing bowl
  • Add the olive oil, mix
  • Add the dried thyme & rosemary to the mixture and any salt and pepper that you wish
  • Place on a baking sheet, bake 20 min. per side (40 min total) - or until desired texture is achieved
  • In the meantime, just before serving, use a blender or Vitamix and take half of the vegetables (more if desired/needed) from the crock pot and place into the blender.  Blend until smooth mixture is established.  Then, add Gluten Free flour to the mixture (2 TBSP should be just enough for a regular sized blender / Vitamix) and blend
  • Once all cooked and ready, cut pork, place on plate with vegetables, and pour the vegetable gravy mixture over top, and enjoy!
*This recipe is "man-approved"

*You may alter the recipe by using other vegetables to your liking!




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