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One Pot Maple Pork Roast with Sweet Potato, Onion and Apple

One Pot Maple Pork Roast

Meryl Downing
One Pot Maple Pork Roast is slow cooked all day, bringing out the natural sweetness from the sweet potatoes, apple, onion and real maple syrup! It's sure to become a winter favorite!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs 20 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2.5 to 3.5 pound pork roast
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 15 grinds freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 2-3 potatoes I used a combination of 1 sweet potato and 2 smaller red potatoes, chopped in large chunks
  • 1 small onion large dice
  • 1-2 apples depending on size, large dice
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • a pinch more salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 300° convection bake.
  • Preheat a dutch oven or large soup pot (with a lid) with olive oil on the stove top over medium high heat.
  • Season the pork roast with salt and pepper and sear in the hot oil until browned. Let it really get a good dark brown color, don’t move it around in the pot, just let it sear!  You can pull up the edge with tongs to decide if it’s ready to flip.
  • When completely seared, add beef stock and cover.
  • Roast in oven for 6 hours, turning with tongs once or twice during the day. You can add a bit more water or stock if you find it's drying out or burning (all ovens vary!).
  • After 6 hours, chop and add veggies and maple syrup with a pinch of salt and pepper to season them. Cook 1 hour and then check and stir, breaking the pork up with tongs a bit.
  • Cook 1 final hour uncovered (total roasting time about 8 hours, but can vary by oven).
  • Serve with a green vegetable or salad!

Notes

  • Remember ovens can really vary!  Check on your roast a couple times during the day and especially in those final 2 hours.  If you feel like it's burning or drying out, you can add a bit more stock or water, or lower the oven temperature a bit.
Keyword Dutch oven pork roast, dutch oven roast pork