My Grandma made the most delicious pork roast.
Seriously, she roasted it in a very slow oven, surrounded with sauerkraut and chunks of potato and I kid you not, I could munch on that roast all day long.
At first, I did not like the sauerkraut…but it became like moss on the North side of a tree, it began to grow on me.
Because….Because it seemed like my grandma made a pork roast with sauerkraut and potatoes almost every chance she got.
I think it had to do with how cheap it was for this particular cut of meat …
….and the fact that a large roast would go a long, long way.
I usually start with a 5 pound pork roast because I also know how far I can stretch this roast.
The recipe is so simple…I sprinkle the roast with KC Butt Rub….you can buy it at any grocer.
Then I add a bit of flour and rub that in.
The next step is very important…you want to brown the pork roast in a bit of olive or vegetable oil and place it in the oven for about 3 hours until it it cooked tender.
If you want to cook the sauerkraut and potatoes…wait until the roast is almost done, then add the other fixin’s to the pork roast, place a lid on the roaster and roast in a 325 degree oven.
Which leads me to tell you about a few other uses for a pork roast, and number 6 explains how to make a delicious pulled BBQ pork sandwich, recipe below.
1.Shred or chop into bitesized pieces and put on any garden salad like one would do chicken. (hot or cold)
2. Use the shredded pork roast as your taco meat, just add taco seasoning, shredded lettuce and chopped tomato and cheese.
3. Bake Idaho potatoes and cut them open, scooping out a bit of the potato and mix it with chopped pork roast, refill the potato and top with grated cheese.
4. Using a pre-made pizza crust, add your favorite toppings along with chopped or shredded pork roast.
5. Grind up about 2 cups roast pork, add a little mayo or miracle whip, a bit of garlic powder and chopped pickles and you have the fixin’s for a delicious Sunday night sandwich.
6. Drizzle a smokey BBQ sauce over a toasted bun, add potato salad and yummy!
And of course, make the first meal in the roasting pan with sauerkraut and potatoes….with maybe a little pan gravy, oozing with sauerkraut and potatoes.
This is soooooo good!
- Pork roast (about 5 pounds)
- Liberal sprinkling of KC Butt Rub
- A little flour
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil to use for browning the roast
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- salt & pepper
- 1/3 cup smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon cayenne red pepper
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- Either mix the rub ingredients or use the KC Butt Rub and rub the spices all over the pork roast
- Next, add a little flour to all sides
- Brown on all sides in the hot oil
- Place the same heavy pan (I use cast iron) into a 325 degree oven, using a lid to cover.
- Roast for about 3 and a half hours.
- About an hour before the pork roast is done...add in the sauerkraut and peeled potatoes if desired and continue to cook until the veggies are done.
- If you don't want to do veggies, remove the pork roast and shred and use in any variety of ways.
- Add BBQ sauce if desired.