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Slow-Cooker Porketta Pot Roast

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 0 min
  • Servings 6
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Parsnips are a a delicious root vegetable looks like a thick carrot with creamy-yellow to white flesh. When cooked, parsnips are sweeter than carrots.

Ingredients

2
teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 1/2
teaspoons fennel seed, crushed
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon celery seed
1
boneless pork shoulder (3 lb)
3
medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces (3 cups)
2
medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 3/4-inch pieces (3 cups)
12
cloves garlic, peeled, cut in half
1 1/2
cups water

Directions

  • 1 In small bowl, mix Italian seasoning, fennel seed, salt and celery seed. Pat seasoning mixture evenly onto pork (if pork comes in netting or is tied, do not remove). Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork in skillet 5 to 10 minutes, turning several times, until brown on all sides.
  • 2 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, place parsnips, sweet potatoes and garlic; pour water over vegetables. Place pork on vegetables. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 9 to 10 hours or until pork is tender.
  • 3 Remove pork from slow cooker; place on cutting board (remove netting or strings). Cut pork across grain into slices; serve with vegetables and juices.

Expert Tips

Cook meat in hot oil about 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
315
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
0%
Saturated Fat
7g
0%
Cholesterol
95mg
0%
Sodium
260mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
32g
32%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%
50%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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