Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Apple Dijon Pork Roast

Jessica over at Life As Mom is having a Recipe Swap entitled What's In Your Crockpot.

Gayle over at The Grocery Cart Challenge is hosting a Recipe Swap as well. Guess I'm sort of double dipping, but this is a good recipe!

I love my Crockpot. I use it to make soups and to make meals. I hear you can make desserts, but I haven't been that adventurous yet. As a working mom, I do use it to make my evening easier. With dinner cooking all day, when I come home from work, I don't have to do nearly as much work to get dinner on the table.

A while back, I stumbled on a recipe that I really enjoy. It is for a pork roastthat turns out super moist and tender. The apple juice makes it a favorite of mine in the fall and I have substituted apple cider for a bolder flavor. I would serve this with mashed potatoes or buttered noodles and a vegetable on the side.

Apple Dijon Pork Roast (8 servings)

1 3 1/2 - 4 # Boneless Pork Roast
1 c Apple Juice
1 can (14 1/2 oz) fat-free chicken broth
1/2 c Dijon mustard
1/4 c corn starch

Trim any visible fat from the roast. Cut in half so that it will fit in the bottom of slow cooker. In a bowl, mix together the apple juice, chicken broth, and Dijon mustard. Pour mixture over the roast and cover the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 - 10 hours.

When the roast is cooked, remove meat to a platter and using two fork, shred the meat. Mix cornstarch with 1/4 c water. Slowly, pour the cornstarch mixture into the sauce remaining in the slow cooker. Stir until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Ladle sauce over meat and serve.


FishMama said...

I can't wait for cooler weather to try this. Sounds delish! Thanks for sharing.

Miriam said...

oh wow, this looks so good!! I have several pork roasts in the freezer, I will have to try this one! Thanks for sharing!