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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pork Pot Roast And Roasted Potatoes With Gravy


I'm sure I've posted this before, but this was dinner last night... A lot of people don't know this, but if you mix brown gravy mix with an equal amount of chicken gravy mix, you come up with a gravy that is excellent on pork! I got this out of an old church cook book, and it works! I sprinkle this on a pork roast, along with garlic, onion powder, and black pepper(of course!) wrap tightly in aluminum foil and bake for 3 hours at 320F..this creates a tender pork roast, and a great gravy for the potatoes you roasted in the same pan for the last two hours. Gravy usually needs thickening, but cold water and corn starch can do the job... This makes a great dish that is simple and tasty! Left overs can be made into burritos or BB-Q sandwiches- or what ever you can imagine! We talk about what to do with the leftovers, while we're eating the original meal... Look at left overs as a challenge, and not a burden!

34 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

I'll pass on the spuds, but that pork roast is calling to me!

buffalodick said...

Pat- I'm not much on potatoes, but these were tasty!

G-Man said...

Yes brother...Cold water is the key to a great 'Slurry' gravy, nice and thick. When I run out of corn starch, I use arrowroot.

Brian Miller said...

i for one did not know that trick but now i do...and seeing as we have not had dinner yet...

Lea Ann said...

How timely. Everytime I open the freezer door this pork roast stares at me and I haven't had a clue on what to do with it during summer. It's been in the freezer since May Cinco de Mayo Green Chili days. This will be on the menu over the next week or so. Yum. Thanks for the gravy tip BD.

The Good Cook said...

Pork is as versatile as chicken! And nowadays just as inexpensive! Bravo on what looks like a lovely meal. AND you and I look at leftovers the same way - a challenge!

Marjie said...

I thought I was the only loon who used 1 each chicken bouillon cube and beef bouillon cube for pork. It works, because the flavor of pork is somewhere between, right/

Heff said...

Not a huge fan of Pork Roast, unless it's done RIGHT....AND THAT LOOKS RIGHT !

intuitive eggplant said...

Ooh, it's finally cooled off here enough that an oven dish sounds appealing. And this one looks very satisfying.

BTW, if your city allowed street food trucks, would you be offering up bbq? Just curious.

Ally said...

Great trick on the gravy recipe. I don't like pork unless it's ham or bacon - this drives my hubs crazy. We can't figure out what my problem is with that one. I love your ideas about the leftovers, very clever!

Chris said...

Those old church cookbooks can hide some real gems, can't they? I've got a few of those tattered and yellow paged beauties.

Vickie said...

What I love about a meal like that are the leftovers. It's great eating the cold sandwiches and warm burritos for days afterward.

Barbara said...

Those old church cookbooks are chock full of gems, aren't they? I have never heard of mixing the two kinds of gravy packets. Wish I had known that when my father was alive...he ADORED gravy.
Baking the pork in alum. foil is new to me too. I've done it with beef, but never pork.
Leftovers are the best part!

Akelamalu said...

I always use cornflour and cold water to thicken my gravy too, it works a treat! :)

doggybloggy said...

those are some big fat spuds - pulled pork sandwiches sounds good to me right about now!

Intense Guy said...

I don't think I would even have leftovers...

:)

The Blonde Duck said...

I love roast. Roast chicken, roast pork, roast beef....

sage said...

do you use instant gravy? Sounds and looks good!

buffalodick said...

G-man- Flour works too, but cornstarch tastes better!
Brian- It works for me...
Lea Ann- Let me know if gravy works for you..
Good Cook-I've been fighting the "I don't want to cook" bug..
marjie- It does work for me!
Heff- It's a tasty simple way to make roast pork..
Eggplant- Chili and chili dogs!
Ally- My wife loves pork more than me!
Chris- I've got about 8 of them- a lot of them with the same recipes!
Vick- I'm thinking pork sandwiches right now!
Barb- Same principle with beef or pork!
Ake- No lumps!
Dog- My wife will eat potatoes any time, any where..
I.G.- It was a big roast for two people..
BlondeD- Roast chicken would be tops on that list for me!
sage- yup! Right from Gordon Foods bulk spice section..mixed with rendered meat juice and thickened with the ingredients above..

Chef E said...

I want the BREAD and THIS, now please...I said please :) Thank goodness its beef weekend, no its really seafood, but I may have to sneak some of this in, and swim a few extra laps...

Just telling it like it is said...

I love making left over into something new! yummm

buffalodick said...

ChefE- Gearing up to make ribs for 4th..sauce tomorrow, and maybe the bread pudding(finally!)
Darngirl- Me too!

John McElveen said...

OMG-- NOW you BE TALKIN'!!!!!!

John

Headin' over for the RIBS!

Jen said...

I would never have thought to mix the two together. I'm trying it the next time I have pork. I love leftovers! I sometimes make 3 times as much as we need on purpose and freeze it for later.

吳思 said...

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Mona said...

mmmm, roast potatoes look good!

buffalodick said...

John- Making the sauce today...
Jen- I making chopped pork BB-Q sandwiches tonight..
Mona- They were actually very good!

tori said...

Thanks for stopping by. GR is close enough to kzoo. :) All the food looks great. I thiink I'll try this pork recipe!

buffalodick said...

tori- I was in steel sales, and Kazoo was a part of my territory at one time...know the town well!

jolie-jordan said...

Great tip...sprinkling the gravy mix on at the get go. looks delicious and I love the idea of getting two or three meals from one.
J-

buffalodick said...

J.J.- It works for me!

John McElveen said...

Buff-- same sauce on Left over pork for Sandwiches sounds great! Is it too late for a hash?

J

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Tori said...

Thanks for posting this recipe. It sounds amazing! Pot Roast and a hearty side dish is my favorite type of meal. When making pot roasts for dinner, I would recommend trying grass fed Black Angus beef. It is absolutely delicious and a healthier option. I work with La Cense Beef and because our beef is 100% grass fed it is higher in omega 3 acids and lower in calorie and fat as opposed to traditional grain fed beef. Try grass fed Black Angus Beef and you will be able to taste an even bigger difference!