This pork roast is a celebratory dish, but one that can be enjoyed for any occasion, from Sunday dinner to New Year’s Eve. It takes minimal effort to prep and it’s great for feeding a crowd. Make sure you have mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower to soak up the sauce. A simple sauté of spinach, kale or collard greens would make a perfect side.
Recipe courtesy of http://www.panningtheglobe.com/
- 6-pound boneless pork shoulder
- 2 tablespoons Two Rivers Olive Oil (be creative and use one of your herb or flavored oils)
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 3 medium onions, peeled halved and thickly sliced
- 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
- 24 ounces of sauerkraut, drained
- 4 tablespoons apple cider syrup (or pomegranate molasses)
- Preheat oven to 400ºF. Season pork generously with salt and pepper. Tie it up with kitchen twine if there are loose pieces that need to be held in. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat until hot but not smoking. Brown pork for about 5 minutes per side until most of it has a nice brown crust. Transfer pork to a plate.
- Pour all the fat out of the pot and into a heatproof cup. Add 2 tablespoons of fat back to the pot. Add the onions. Reduce the heat to medium and cook onions for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they soften and start to brown. Stir in sauerkraut and half the apple slices. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons cider syrup. Season with a little salt and pepper. Put the pork on top. Scatter the rest of the apple slices around the pork. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of cider syrup over the pork. Cover and cook in the hot oven for 30 minutes.
- Turn the oven temp down to 325ºF and cook, covered, for 2 hours longer, until it’s nice and tender and cooked through.
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