Slow-Cooker Porketta Pot Roast

Slow-Cooker Porketta Pot Roast

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.

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teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 1/2
teaspoons fennel seed, crushed
teaspoon salt
teaspoon celery seed
boneless pork shoulder (3 lb)
medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces (3 cups)
medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 3/4-inch pieces (3 cups)
cloves garlic, peeled, cut in half
1 1/2
cups water
  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.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Browning Large Cuts of Meat
Cook meat in hot oil about 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 315
    • (Calories from Fat 160),
  • Total Fat 18g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,),
  • Cholesterol 95mg;
  • Sodium 260mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 32g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.