Pork Roast the Old-Fashion Way (Cast Iron Dutch Oven)

Recipe by Peg1933
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  • Melt lard in cast iron dutch oven, or very heavy bottomed pot with lid, over medium high heat.
  • Salt and pepper all sides of pork roast.
  • When lard just begins to give off smell of being hot, place roast in pot.
  • DO NOT move it for a minute or so, then rotate it to brown all sides.
  • Lay garlic cloves and onion slices around the roast and stir to brown them a bit.
  • Mix Kitchen Bouquet into the 2 cups of water.
  • Pour in the water mixture.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cover tightly and place in lower portion of the oven.
  • Roast 1 hour for boneless roast; 1-3/4 hours for bone-in roast.
  • Half-way through roasting time turn the roast over.
  • Remove roast from pan and cover to keep hot.
  • Mix 2 Tablespoons cornstarch into 1/2 cup water.
  • Using a whisk, stir the cornstarch mixture into the pot drippings, breaking up the garlic cloves as you mix.
  • Bring to a boil, taste and season if needed with salt and/or pepper.
  • NOTE: Pork roast made this way is ALWAYS tender.
  • It makes wonderful hot pork sandwiches!
  • The gravy is out of this world!