Root Beer and Molasses Slow Roasted Pork
Slow roasted pork is an amazing thing and adding root beer, molasses and cumin make it that much better. It’s a simple recipe, but if you make it you will be surprised by how much flavour you get out of a few simple ingredients.
- Start this recipe off my slicing the onion into 3 or 4 thick slices (about ¾ of an inch) and then place them in the bottom of a casserole dish or oven safe pan. Try to find a dish/pan that is roughly a little bigger than the roast.
- Now place the roast directly on top of the onions so that it is sitting up from the bottom of dish.
- Drizzle the roast liberally with the molasses and sprinkle liberally with the cumin seeds, salt and pepper. If you want a touch of spice, then sprinkle with the red pepper flakes.
- Now pour the root beer in the dish so that it comes up to the bottom of the roast and add the ginger to the root beer.
- Place in a preheated 220? F oven and roast until fork tender. This will probably take 10 hours, give or take, depending on the size of the roast.
- Once the roast is fork tender let it rest for 10 minutes in a warm place.
- Meanwhile, add the onions and a little of the liquid to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth, then add the rest of the liquid and run for another minute or so.
- If desired, you can reduce the sauce down to give it bit more body.
- Now it’s time to serve the roast with your favourite whole grain and fresh veggies.
- PREP 10 mins
- COOK 8 hours