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Sesame Slow Cooked Pork Roast

Category: Main Dish, Crockpot, Pork

 Ingredients List

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 3 or 4 green onions, sliced (approx. 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons molasses (any type)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoonswine vinegar
  • 4 pounds pork shoulder roast (with or without bone)
  • 3 tablespoons flour for gravy (if desired)


1. Toast sesame seeds in a dry frying pan over low heat until golden and fragrant. Place seeds in a bowl with the green onions, ketchup, soy sauce, ginger, molasses, salt, curry powder, pepper, water and wine vinegar; stir to mix thoroughly. Place meat in a large bowl and pour the marinade over the meat. Marinate, covered, 2 to 3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

2. To prepare in a slow cooker: Place meat and marinade in the slow cooker, cover, and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours or on high for about 3 hours.

3. To prepare in the oven or on the stovetop: Remove meat from marinade and pat dry. Brown it in a Dutch oven or frying pan. To continue in the oven, place meat and marinade in a covered casserole dish and roast at 325 degrees for 3 hours. (The roast should be falling apart when it's done.) To continue on top of the stove, place the meat and marinade in the pot and heat until the marinade is boiling. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook, turning meat once or twice, for 3 hours.

4. Serve meat with pan juices or make gravy.

5. To make gravy: Pour pan juices into a 2-cup measure. Skim off fat, returning 2 tablespoons of the fat to the pan. If defatted pan juices do not equal 2 cups, add enough water or chicken broth to reach the 2-cup measure.

6. Whisk 3 tablespoons flour into fat in the pan and cook over medium heat on the stovetop until bubbly, scraping the bottom of the pan to release all the flavor from juices cooked to the pan. Slowly stir in pan juices and cook until gravy thickens, stirring constantly.

Note: Basically a braised piece of meat, this roast is easy to cook whether in a slow cooker, in the oven, or on top of the stove in a Dutch oven. When prepared in the slow cooker, the roast doesn't need to be marinated in advance because the meat marinates during the lengthy cooking time. But for ease in the morning, it's helpful to prepare the marinade the night before.

From "Come One, Come All."

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