Pork Roast (6 Hour Roast)

"Trust me when I say that this is a WONDERFUL tasting roast. If you have any questions, you can e-mail me: AlanLeonetti@q.com"
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Ready In:
6hrs 20mins




  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  • Blend together the rosemary, sage, garlic, fennel seeds, salt and pepper in a food processor until a thick paste forms. While the motor is running, add the wine and oil and blend until it is well combined.
  • If you desire, you can make the herb paste a day ahead, cover, and place it in the refrigerator.
  • If necessary, trim fat from top of pork, to leave a 1/8 inch thick layer of fat. Make 3 small incisions, each about 1 inch long and 1 inch deep, in each side of pork with a small sharp knife, and fill each with about 1 teaspoon of herb paste. Spread the remaining herb paste over pork, concentrating on the boned side, and then tie the roast with kitchen string at 2 inch intervals.
  • Place pork roast, fat side up, in a roasting pan, and roast in the middle of the oven, uncovered, 6 hours.
  • Transfer roast to cutting board and allow to rest 15 minutes, so that the juices have a chance to redistribute.
  • Discard the string and slice the roast with an electric knife, if you have one, into thick slices.

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  1. I made this once before and forgot to rate it. It was a 5 star recipe then as it is now. It's cold and rainy here today, and although spring is here, I'm in the mood for comfort food and something slow cooking. This is an excellent roast. The house smells so good all afternoon, and it makes yummy sandwiches the next day. I'm also baking apples so the house should really smell great.
  2. Wonderful flavor, moist, easy, and delicious. I loved being able to smell the delicious herbs all afternoon. We all came to the table with great expectations and were not disappointed. Thanks for sharing this keeper.
  3. Excellent recipe! I chop up the leftover roast and use it for pork barbecue sandwiches....yummm!
  4. This recipe made a wonderful pork roast. I used sage and rosemary fresh from my garden along with the garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. I didn't have any fennel and I forgot to put the wine in. The aroma while cooking was wonderful. I had a small pork roast for two and it only took 3 hours to cook. This will definitely be a recipe I will be using again and again. Thanks for submitting this.
  5. This makes a truly wonderful roast! I followed the instructions exactly, except that the roast was completely frozen and so it took 8 hours. Thankyou for the ultimate busy day recipe!


I was born in 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in this GREAT United States of America. I have since resided in Baltimore Maryland, Atlanta Georgia, Orlando Florida, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Los Angeles California, Selma Oregon, and now in Albuquerque New Mexico. I have enjoyed not only eating, but cooking all my life.
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