help. confused about pork roast
I found a recipe that calls for pork roast cooked in a crockpot with squash, apple, rosemary, garlic, and apple juice (thanks to starbucksbrew). However, I am confused about what type of pork roast to use (pork shoulder, loin, boneless?). I don't know the different cuts of meat very well, and I have never made pork roast in the crockpot, so I would appreciate any advice.
pork shoulder is a great cut for braising/the slow cooker. It responds well to low and slow cooking by getting nice and tender.
You want to go for pork that is not lean, so avoid center cut chops and loin.
Butt is good too.
I'm surprised that a recipe wouldn't specify the cut of pork but, yes, definitely, pork shoulder is my favorite hands-down.
The pork roast turned out great! Delicious. Here's the recipe that I originally found on this board by a member named starbucksbrew:
Winter Pot Roast
1 pork roast (I used a 6 lb. bone in pork shoulder roast)
Cubed butternut squash (I used 2 smaller squash, peeled and cut into large chunks)
1 chopped red apple with skin
Fresh rosemary ( i used about 2 tablespoons)
1 large onion, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
salt and pepper
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup apple juice
Cook in crockpot on low 6-7 hours. I think I cooked mine about 7 1/2 hours and the meat thermometer read 170.
It was great!