Going home to Louisiana is one of my favorite things to do. When I’m home I feel like a kid again. One thing that I love doing when I’m home is eating all of the home cooked meals from my childhood.
This recipe for the perfect pork roast is both delicious and nostalgic. It reminds me of family get-togethers as a kid. Everyone laughing and telling stories of the past, while Iran around the house playing with my cousins without a care in the world. All while delicious smells came from the kitchen and tickled our noises and teased our tummies.
So, enough talking, here’s the recipes.
This pork roast was huge, 9 lbs, it feed my entire family with lots of left overs. The first thing we did was dice a 2 large onions and a medium-sized bell pepper and put them into a bowl. Then, we added minced garlic and mixed.
Next, we seasoned the mixed vegetables with salt, black pepper, and cayenne and mix until all vegetables are covered with seasoning. Now, make large slits in the pork roast with a knife and stuff the seasoned vegetable mix into the slits. (4-5 slits will do) Next, take the last of the seasoned mix and run the entire outside of the roast with it. (like a dry rub)
*** (If you did not make enough of the mixture for this step, make a little more to make sure your roast is seasoned well.)
We used a Dutch oven to cook this roast which is perfect for keeping the roast nice and juicy. Here’s what we used.
Put a small amount of oil at the bottom of the Dutch oven and coat it by rubbing the oil into the bottom. You can use a paper towel to spread it evenly. Now, place the roast inside with one half cup of water and place into the oven at 350 degrees uncovered. Cook in the oven uncovered until your roast is brown.
After the roast is browned place a few more onions into the bottom of your Dutch oven along with one cup of water and put the lid on your dutch oven.
Let the roast cook for 3hrs or until completely cooked. Remember this roast was 9lbs so 3 hours was perfect. You may cook yours for a shorter or longer time depending on the size of your roast.
***Remember to baste your roast often.***
The result will be delicious, just as this moist mouth-watering roast was.
If you decide to try this recipe come back and let us know how your roast came out.