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Tuscan Pork Roast in Milk Sauce

No recipe image available.This classic Italian pork roast will become a family favorite, and making it in the slow cooker makes it easy for busy days. Serve with buttered green beans, soft polenta and sliced tomatoes.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (3-pound) boneless pork shoulder (butt) roast, netted or tied
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 cups milk - divided use
1/2 teaspoon crushed rosemary
1 bay leaf

Cooking Directions:

  1. Melt butter with oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Add roast and brown on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker with salt and pepper.
  2. To skillet, add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, 5 minutes, until softened. Add 1/2 cup milk, rosemary and bay leaf to skillet; bring to simmer, stirring constantly, scraping up brown bits from bottom of skillet.
  3. Transfer to slow cooker with 1 1/2 cups remaining milk. Cover and slow-cook on low 5 to 6 hours.
  4. Transfer pork to platter and keep warm.
  5. Discard bay leaf, skim fat from surface of cooking liquid.
  6. In medium saucepan bring cooking liquid to boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until sauce is reduced to 1 cup.
  7. Slice or chop roast, serve with sauce.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 430 calories Protein 40 grams Fat 26 grams Sodium 360 milligrams Cholesterol 145 milligrams Saturated Fat 9 grams Carbohydrates 7 grams Fiber 0 grams.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.