Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins
This is a guaranteed pleaser, whether you're cooking for two or a family. A properly roasted pork roast falls apart when you approach it with a fork. The flavors permeate the meat, filling every bite with deliciousness. This is my variation on the classic pork roast. It even reheats well in the microwave, should you have leftovers!
- 3 1⁄2 lbs pork roast, butt roast
- 1 (14 ounce) can pork broth (chicken broth is a valid substitute)
- 6 ounces hard apple cider
- 4 stalks celery
- 2 carrots (large)
- 1 bunch green onion
- 4 tablespoons dry rub seasonings (pick your favorite)
- 3 garlic cloves, jarred, minced garlic is fine (minced)
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F for 15 minutes.
- Coat roasting pan in non-stick spray (optional - it helps in removing the roast).
- Put 1/3 can of pork (or chicken) base into the bottom of the pan.
- Add hard cider to the pan.
- Lightly Coat pork roast in dry rub, saving about 1 tbsp for later. Choose your favorite. I used a rub called "Butt Rub", made specifically for pork.
- Place roast in pan and drench with another 1/3 can of broth - discard the rest.
- Chop celery and carrots into 1" long chunks (carrots may need to be halved) and add around the sides of the roast.
- Chop green onions into 1/2" bits, and sprinkle around the outside of the roast, over the other veggies.
- Reduce oven heat to 200 degrees.
- Cover roast with aluminum foil.
- Place roast in oven, and roast for 90 minutes.
- After 90 minutes, baste roast, and add minced garlic, onion powder and half of the remaining dry rub to the top of the roast.
- Re-cover roast and place back in the oven for another 90 minutes.
- After the second 90 minutes, re-baste roast and remove foil.
- Sprinkle the remaining dry rub and paprika on top of the roast.
- Roast uncovered for another 30-45 minutes or until internal temperature is 170 degrees F.
- Remove roast from the oven, and slice thick. Serve veggies from the roast on the side.