Juicy Tender (Cabbage Wrapped) Pork Roast

Recipe by Wildflour
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • Remove 6-8 outer leaves of cabbage.
  • Cut thick rib out of the center of the leaf, just the thick part only, cutting in no farther than 1/4-1/3 of the leaf.
  • Cut off root ends of green onions, (you'll need a small bunch), separate leaves.
  • In dutch oven or pot, bring 3 qts. water to a boil. Cook cabbage leaves in boiling water for 3-5 minutes til pliable.
  • With tongs, remove cabbage leaves to colander.
  • Add green onions to boiling water and blanch 10 seconds til just wilted.
  • Drain and pat dry with paper towel.
  • Preheat oven to 350º. Trim all fat from roast.
  • In very small bowl, mix thyme, pepper and 1 teaspoons salt. Rub roast with thyme mixture.
  • Wrap roast in wilted cabbage leaves.
  • Tie leaves with green onions. If you have trouble with this, you can always use string. (You kinda have to tie 2 green onions together to be long enough.).
  • Place roast in roasting pan, add 2 cups chicken bouillon.
  • Roast 1 hour, basting 2-3 times with bouillon juices.
  • Remove and let set at least 10 minutes. Remove cabbage and green onions. Discard or coarsely chop and serve with roast.
  • Slice, and serve with strained pan juices.