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Slow-Cooker Porketta Pot Roast

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Slow-Cooker Porketta Pot Roast
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 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.
Updated Nov 27, 2012

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cook meat in hot oil about 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides.

Nutrition

315 Calories, 18g Total Fat, 32g Protein, 7g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
315
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
18g
0%
Saturated Fat
7g
0%
Cholesterol
95mg
0%
Sodium
260mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
32g
% 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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