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Pork Roast Slow Cook Crockpot Recipe
We love slow cooking with our crockpot. This pork roast recipe uses mushrooms, garlic, onion, and other delicious ingredients to create a wonderful meal.
1 Tbsp peanut oil
5lb pork butt roast
1lb dried black beans
6 cloves garlic
1 lb white mushrooms
1/2 lb assorted mushrooms (oyster, shiitake, bella)
1/2 celery heart
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup waters
2 Tbsp cumin
2 Tbsp chili powder
2 Tbsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
A day before, follow the bean instructions to soak the beans overnight, then drain and rinse them. If you start with canned beans you don't need this step. If you're aiming for super-low carb you can exclude the beans altogether.
When you're ready to slow cook, start by putting the peanut oil into the crockpot and spreading it around. In a bowl mix together the spices - the cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle a third over the top of the pork roast and rub it in. Flip over the roast and sprinkle another third over the bottom and rub it in.
Put the roast into the unit fat side up so it self bastes as it cooks.
Crush and mince the garlic - not too fine, you want some texture. Slice the onion thin. Put these over the top of the roast. Cut the celery into 1 1/2 inch lengths and add that in with the carrots to the roast. Add in all mushrooms. Over the top add the soaked, drained, rinsed beans.
Now add on the lemon juice and water. If you rinsed out the beans you can use water from that rinse. Sprinkle over all remaining spice.
As it's cooking you might want to add on a dash more cumin and chili powder to the mix.
With our crockpot we do 3 hours on high, then 4 hours on low. Always use a meat thermometer to make sure your meat has reached the safe temperature for it. With pork that will be 145F.
The carb count will depend if you use beans or not, and how much you tend to eat. If you drop out the beans the value is fairly low. If you add in the beans, look at the beans package to see the value for the ones you are using.
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