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Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

ROAST PORK WITH MASHED POTATOES AND GRAVY

  •  1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  •  1/4 cup cider vinegar
  •  2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  •  1 tablespoon brown sugar
  •  2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  •  1 teaspoon pepper
  •  2 teaspoons cornstarch
  •  2 cups refrigerated mashed potatoes
  • Cut roast in half; transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the broth, red pepper, onion, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and seasonings; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove pork; cut some into cubes measuring 2-1/2 cups and save for another use. (Keep remaining pork warm.)
  • For gravy, strain cooking juices and skim fat; pour 1 cup into a small saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl, cook potatoes on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Let meat stand for 10 minutes before slicing; serve with potatoes and gravy.Yield: servings.

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