Iron Range Pot Roast

Iron Range Pot Roast

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"'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."
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servings 393 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 21.6 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.8g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 26.2 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 562 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. 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 3 1/2-4 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.
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excellent flavor! very highly seasoned--probably the best prok roast i've ever made! DO be careful to add the potatoes with about 2 hours cooking time left or they'll be mush...very good mush bu...

Great, easy recipe. I did purchase the porketta seasoning in bulk food section so just rubbed the pork & added beef stock. Potatoes too mushy so will do separate next time. I had to make this ...

Delicious! I added the potatoes 1.5 hours before the roast was done. When the potatoes and roast were finished cooking, I removed them from the crockpot and put foil over the platter to keep e...

I live on the iron range and porketta is very popular here but we also do turkeyettas and beefettas using the same seasonings. it is very deliscous

I made this today and it was everything I remember from when I briefly lived on the Iron Range in northern Minnesota. My pork roast was 7.5 lb. so I doubled the spices and used whole fennel whic...

Decent pork roast recipe-- a good change up from using Boston Butt for pulled barbeque. I didn't have any fennel so I didn't use it, and the seasoning was still good. I couldn't find a roast a...

Have made this many times and each time it is a hit!

Great recipe for juicy, flavorful pork. And it's so easy, too.

Solid but not great. The meat just isn't overly flavorful on the inside, a solid but boring roast.

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