Please tell me you see the pig sitting upon this pork roast. I am having a strange feeling about my karma and the pictures I take. When I photographed this beauty all I saw was a succulent glazed pork roast. When I looked at the image I saw only a pig. Why is that pig taunting me? He looks a little scary.
Seriously though, this was a very good roast for a Saturday when we were both busy with other things. I decided to cook my bone-in pork loin in the crock pot. As much as I like my crock pot, I always feel like I need to add extra braising flavor.
I like to brown my roast before I put it in the crock pot.
I then like to deglaze the pan to release all of the browned bits of pork and onion.
After that I put it all in the crock pot with an herb bundle to cook on its own.
Ahh, this is a better angle on the pork roast. It doesn’t look as much like a porky pig. Just a pork roast right?
But wait. What is this? I moved a rabbit planter on the porch after a thunderstorm and this is I what I saw in the accumulated water. I think I will become a vegetarian. (Unless I start seeing weird vegetables in my pictures).
Here is the recipe for the pork roast if you dare try it. A ate the snout first.
CROCK POT PORK ROAST
1 Bone-in Pork Loin Roast
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 onion cut in half and sliced
1 to 2 cups of apple cider
A bundle of fresh herbs (I used thyme and sage)
Salt and pepper roast on all sides. Heat olive oil in heavy skillet. Add roast and onions and brown roast on all sides. Remove roast to crock pot. Add some of the apple cider to the pan and stir to release all of the browned bits on the bottom. Add the herb bundle and cook for a few minutes. Pour liquid into the crock pot with the roast and add the rest of the cider.
Place lid on crock pot and cook roast on high for 1 hour. Reduce to low and cook an additional 3 hours.
Remove roast and let rest tented with foil for about 5 minutes. Slice and serve topped with liquid from the pot.