Mean Chef's Morelia Pork Roast

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is an adopted recipe originally submitted by Mean Chef. I just loved it when I made it and was happy to be able to adopt the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mortar or heavy bowl crush the fennel seed and salt with the pestle.
  2. Add the flour, pepper and herbs, mix thoroughly, then rub this mixture over the roast.
  3. Cover the bottom of a heavy Dutch oven with a thin layer of cooking oil.
  4. Brown the roast on all sides, then pour into the pot the wine, broth and apple juice.
  5. Smash the garlic with the flat side of a knife and throw it into the pot, too.
  6. Put a lid on the pot and shove it into a 325 oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  7. Remove the pork to a warm dish.
  8. On an oven burner bring the pot liquids to a boil, then remove from heat and stir in the sour cream.
  9. Slice the meat and serve some sauce over the top.


Most Helpful

I used a 3 pound roast and it only took an hour to cook. I liked the flavors of the rub and the sauce was particularly delicious (after I skimmed the fat off).

tara portee February 20, 2006

I used a 2.5 pound pork loin roast and found that I only needed a bit over an hour for the pork to be fully cooked. This pork was moist and tender. The sauce has an excellent flavor. This was a very good braising recipe.

Ms B. January 09, 2006

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