March 13, 2016

Mama's Stovetop Pork Roast

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Slow-simmered on the stovetop until fork-tender, Mama's Stovetop Pork Roast is one of our family favorites.  In fact my husband loves it so much, it's the one meal he requested I learn from his Mama to make!

Mama's Stovetop Pork Roast ~ Slow-simmered on the stovetop until fork-tender.  With it's great flavor and one-pot prep, it will quickly become a family favorite meal!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

I'm very fortunate to have married a man who is nowhere close to being a picky eater.  Because seriously, I don't think I could handle cooking for a picky eater day-in and day-out.  I absolutely love that my husband will try anything, never mutters a complaint about what's placed on the table, and rarely even makes special requests ... aside from the very occasional request for a classic pound cake or creamy no-bake chocolate eclair dessert, that is.

But the one request he did  make when it comes to food? ... For me to learn how to make his Mama's Stovetop Pork Roast.

My husband Mark grew up in a meat-and-potatoes household.  His mom ... whom he calls Mama ... can easily whip up an amazing meal given just about any cut of meat and just the vegetables harvested from her garden.  I, on the other hand, grew up in more of a casserole-loving home ... and to be honest, until fairly recently wasn't all that comfortable cooking up big ol' cuts of meat.

Shortly after we were married, Mark asked me to learn to make his Mama's stovetop pork roast.  Having been one of his absolute favorite meals his entire growing-up and adult life, I was more than willing to take on the task.  His Mama, of course, was also more than willing to share her recipe and teach me how to make it like her.  And so this is how I have come to learn to cook up big ol' cuts of meat.  And guess what?  Some big ol' cuts of meat are really quite simple to cook!  

Like Mama's Stovetop Pork Roast, which is especially  simple to cook.

Start this easy one-pot prep by simply browning a pork roast on all sides ... I typically use a bone-in pork shoulder blade roast, generously seasoned with salt and pepper.  Add a bit of water, some onions, carrots, and celery, and a touch of white vinegar to the pot ...

Mama's Stovetop Pork Roast ~ Slow-simmered on the stovetop until fork-tender.  With it's great flavor and one-pot prep, it will quickly become a family favorite meal!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

... and simmer on the stovetop for one hour per pound of meat.

Mama's Stovetop Pork Roast ~ Slow-simmered on the stovetop until fork-tender.  With it's great flavor and one-pot prep, it will quickly become a family favorite meal!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

The result?

Slow-simmered fork-tender pork roast with amazing flavor the whole family will love.  All with one-pot prep, too.

Mama's Stovetop Pork Roast ~ Slow-simmered on the stovetop until fork-tender.  With it's great flavor and one-pot prep, it will quickly become a family favorite meal!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

So while my non-picky-eater husband makes few requests when it comes to food, learning to make his Mama's Stovetop Pork Roast is one of his few that I'm really glad he did  make.  Because along with this simple meat-and-potatoes meal being one of his absolute favorites, it's now one of mine, too.

Mama's Stovetop Pork Roast ~ Slow-simmered on the stovetop until fork-tender.  With it's great flavor and one-pot prep, it will quickly become a family favorite meal!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
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Mama's Stovetop Pork Roast
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 1 (4 to 5 lb.) pork roast {I typically use a bone-in pork shoulder blade roast}
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 T. canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 c. water
  • 4 medium-sized carrots, peeled & cut into 4-inch lengths
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into 4-inch lengths
  • 3 medium-sized onions, peeled & left whole
  • 2 T. white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
Directions
  1. Season pork roast on all sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium to medium-high heat. Add pork roast and brown on all sides.
  2. Add water, carrots, celery, onions, vinegar, sugar, and bay leaf. Cover and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour per pound of meat {a 4 pound roast = simmer for 4 hours; a 5 pound roast = simmer for 5 hours, etc}. When ready to serve, place pork and vegetables on a serving platter and slice pork into thick slices.

Enjoy!





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10 comments:

  1. That roast looks delicious, Tracey!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lynn! It's one of our absolute favorites ... I swear my husband could eat it every day.

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  2. Hi Tracey, wow you pork roast looks so good and yummy. I co-host a blog party on Monday's called Cooking and Crafting with J & J at Julie's Lifestyle. I would love to have you share this with us. Thanks.
    Julie

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  3. You speak of this as a meat and potatoes meal. I would like to add potatoes. When do you think they should be added during the cooking time? Thanks

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    1. I would add potatoes in for the last 45 minutes to an hour of cooking time, Tim. They should be nice and tender {and flavorful!} in that time. Enjoy!

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  4. Yum! I love a good pork roast & this looks so delcious, Pinned :-) I would love for you to share this at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up at: www.marathonsandmotivation.com

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  5. Sounds like the perfect Sunday dinner!
    Stopping by from Weekend Potluck

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  6. This looks so good...thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  7. thank you for sharing this wonderful roast twist at the Thursday favorite things blog hop link party. Watch for your feature tomorrow. xo

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  8. Your Pork Roast looks fantastic, great flavors! Hope you have a very special week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

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