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Makes 6-8 servings.


    3-pound boneless pork shoulder (Boston Butt) roast
    2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon celery seed
    1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch slices
    4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
    3/4 cup beef broth (or water) 

Cooking Directions

Mix together seasonings and rub over all surfaces of pork roast.

Brown roast in a little oil in large skillet over medium-high heat, turning often to brown evenly.

Place potatoes and garlic in 3½ - 4 quart slow cooker, pour broth over and top with browned pork roast.

Cover and cook on Low for 8-9 hours, until pork is very tender.

Slice pork to serve with vegetables and juices.

Serving Suggestions

“Porketta” is a seasoned pork roast that was popular with the Italian immigrants who came to mid-Minnesota to work in the iron mines. This hearty dinner needs just a green salad tossed with vinaigrette.

Nutrition Facts

    Calories 380 calories; Protein 34 grams; Fat 17 grams; Sodium 520 milligrams; Cholesterol 115 milligrams; Saturated Fat 6 grams; Carbohydrates 20 grams; Fiber 2 grams

Recipe courtesy of National Pork Board.
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