A love story: Pork roast meets double roaster. Just add tomatillo sauce, herbs, and a bit of heat.

Sometimes, with the right ingredients and cookware, meals almost make themselves

It's crazy how easy this pork roast is. This is why I call it:

The craziest, easiest pork roast

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This is dead easy (have I mentioned?), and you can measure the ingredients by the handfuls. Leave precise measurements for baking or graduate chemistry class (which is sort of what baking is anyway).

Ingredients

  • One 8- to 10-lb boneless pork roast, skin trimmed
  • 2 large bottles of roasted tomatillo sauce (because that's easy -- but if you insist on making your own tomatillo sauce, bam)
  • 10-12 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped into chunks
  • 6 or 7 garlic cloves, paper removed, smashed and then coarsely chopped
  • 1 handful chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 handful chopped basil
  • 1 handful chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • Crushed red pepper

Procedure

In your EuroCAST Dutch Oven or Double Roaster (on special, because I care -- see below):

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  1. Over medium heat, combine all the ingredients and bring to a low boil
  2. Let simmer for about 2 hours over low heat, turning every 30 minutes or so
  3. Remove from heat and cover with tinfoil
  4. Return the cookware to your oven, at 300F oven
  5. After 1 hour, remove foil
  6. Continue roasting in the oven to allow the top to brown, one hour
  7. Remove from heat, pour contents to a large bowl
  8. Let cool enough that you can shred with two forks (if you decide against putting content in a bowl so you can shred the meat in the EuroCAST cookware, be careful not to scrape against the sides of the pan, as the non-stick performance could be diminished)
  9. During shredding, make sure to mix the pork with the sauce

TIP: While you're roasting this low and slow in the oven, check it occasionally. If the sauce level gets too low, the pork may dry out. Just add water to come up to the top of the roast.

Serving suggestions

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Life's sparkly bounty style. For a generous and flavorful dinner, this one is mind-blowing in flavor and full of variety. You'll have to do quick pickling up front (see the links), and you should always have some garlic confit on hand (again, I've got a link for you): White or brown rice with pickled onions, garlic confit, pickled carrots, halved avocado, raw red onion or shallot, and coarsely chopped radish. Top with some chopped parsley or cilantro. 

Serve it like this. People can choose the bite they're in the mood for. A bit of rice, a bit of pork. A spoonful of avocado with a bit of jalapeño. Every bite interesting. 

Serve it like this. People can choose the bite they're in the mood for. A bit of rice, a bit of pork. A spoonful of avocado with a bit of jalapeño. Every bite interesting. 

For something more casual, put on shorts and flip flops and do this:

Taco style. I like the little corn tortillas that are just big enough to fit in your hand. I’m 5’8”, and a medium-sized gal and I can palm one of these easily.

  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Cojita cheese
  • Hot sauce (we’ve got about 743 of them in our pantry!), or try one of blak•label's crazy delish hot sauces, like the hot chili oil or the Chile garlic crunch. Here's the link to their happy madness, or just scroll down to see the bottles and click on the photo. 
  • Guacamole. Does that need an explanation?
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And. Or. This sautéed corn dish. You'll have to click on the image to get the recipe, whose home is on our Instagram page, which you must follow. 

 

OUR EUROCAST DOUBLE ROASTER, ON SPECIAL

After you put this in your cart, use the promo code I wrangled for you: ROASTLISA200. You'll get $200 off the full retail price, which is $150 off our normal web price. Click on the photo to go there! And you want to go there.

 

And about those spicy objects of desire from blak•label

Our partners at  lack•label  make our life easier. Period. So happy to have their products as options -- especially when I need some heat! Bam. Click on the picture for their catalog. 

Our partners at lack•label make our life easier. Period. So happy to have their products as options -- especially when I need some heat! Bam. Click on the picture for their catalog. 

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