Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut & Apples!

Tonight I am making a Pork Roast with Sauerkraut &Apples for dinner, it's easy, and really delicious.  I bought a whole Loin of Pork about a month ago, it was on sale for .99 a pound, how cheap is that!  I cut it up into three big pieces, and just put them in the freezer, I will use them later on. So today it's cold outside, and a nice Pork Roast would be great for dinner!

Pork and apples go together perfectly!  My Mom use to make Pork Roast with Sauerkraut for us, but only on occasion.  It was always delicious, and she would make her homemade apple sauce to go along with it. 

I always brown my meat in about 1TBS canola oil, this really helps when you make a gravy, all those tiny bits that are left behind make a most wonderful yummy gravy.  Even if I put a roast in the crock pot, I still brown the roast first.  It's easy, and really comforting, and Winter is all about comforting meals. 

Pork Roast

1 3lb Pork Roast (loin of pork)
1 large onion chopped into small size pieces
3 TBS or cubes of Beef Bouillon
1 cup water
1 TBS canola oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large can of Sauerkraut
3 large Apples cored and cut up into chunks

Preheat oven to 350.  In a large roasting pan, heat and add the canola oil.  Brown the meat on all sides until a nice brown.  While browning, salt and pepper all the sides of the roast. Add the onions, beef bouillon, sauerkraut, apples, and water to the pan. Roast in the oven for about 1 hour.  I like my pork tender, until no longer pink, and until a knife goes through very easily.

To make the GRAVY

A Jar with a lid with 1 cup of water in it
2 TBS flour
2 cups of extra water

When the roast is done, take it out of the pan and onto a cutting board, cover with foil.  With a slotted spoon, take out as much of the sauerkraut and apples as you can, and put them in a bowl, and cover with foil. On the stove top, add the 2 cups of water to the roaster pan drippings, and heat on high, until it comes to a boil.  Make sure to scrape all the "goodness" off the sides and bottom of the roasting pan, and whisk, you will see tiny bits of goodness, along with the cooked onions.

 To a Jar, add 2 TBS flour, with 1 cup water, cover and shake.  Add to the pan of drippings, and whisk immediately on high heat, bring to a boil, this will help if there's any lumps.  When all incorporated, turn flame to low and let simmer for about 10 minutes.  Taste it, what does it need, more salt, or pepper....The gravy should be a nice thick consistency, but not too thick, if it's too thick, add some extra water.

Serve with the Sauerkraut and Apples, along with mashed potatoes, or oven roasted sweet potatoes, and don't forget a veggie! So YUMMO.. Enjoy!

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