Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Slow Cook Garlic Pork w/ Apple

1 boneless pork loin roast(approximately 1.5kg)
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
1 onion, sliced
1 c. chicken broth
Salt and pepper
2 tart apples, diced
2 Tbsp. red wine (I've substitued balsamic)
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh sage

Put the garlic and onions in the slow cooker. Heat the oil in a skillet. Brown the pork roast on all sides, which should take about 10 minutes. Add the pork to the slow cooker, pour the chicken broth over the roast, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook on the low setting for 8 to 10 hours, until pork is tender.

Remove the pork from the slow cooker and let it rest on a cutting board. Meanwhile, sauté the apples in a non-stick skillet for two to three minutes, until they just begin to release their juice. Add the liquid (including the onions and garlic) from the crock-pot. Add the port, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, and let the mixture reduce by about half. Add the sage approximately halfway through the reduction.

Slice the pork and serve the apple reduction over the meat.

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