Pork Roast With Carolina Gravy Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove and discard root ends and dark green tops of leeks. Thinly slice leeks; rinse well, and drain.
  2. Tie pork roast with kitchen string, securing at 2-inch intervals. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook bacon in hot oil in an ovenproof Dutch oven or large, deep cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes. Add leeks, garlic, and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, 15 to 17 minutes or until mixture is golden brown; transfer to a bowl.
  4. Add pork roast, fat side down, to Dutch oven, and cook 2 minutes on all sides or until browned. Remove pork.
  5. Return leek mixture to Dutch oven; top with pork. Add broth and next 3 ingredients. Reduce heat to medium, and bring to a light boil. Remove from heat, and cover with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  6. Bake at 350° for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 180° to 185°. Remove pork from Dutch oven, cover with foil, and let stand 20 minutes before slicing.
  7. Meanwhile, pour pan juices through a wire mesh strainer into a saucepan to equal 4 cups, discarding solids (add equal parts broth and white wine to pan juices to equal 4 cups, if necessary). Let stand 5 minutes; skim fat from surface of pan juices.
  8. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook 20 to 25 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1 cup and slightly thickened. Remove from heat, and stir in butter until melted. Serve with pork.
  9. Shredded Pork With Carolina Gravy: Prepare recipe as directed through Step 5. Bake at 350° for 4 to 5 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 195°. Remove pork from Dutch oven, cover with foil, and let stand 20 minutes. Shred pork with two forks. Proceed with recipe as directed.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 5196.93 Kcal (21759 kJ)
Calories from fat 2301.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 255.7g 393%
Cholesterol 1909.44mg 636%
Sodium 7553.45mg 315%
Potassium 11357.98mg 242%
Total Carbs 103.2g 34%
Sugars 28.96g 116%
Dietary Fiber 15.63g 63%
Protein 580.11g 1160%
Vitamin C 102.6mg 171%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 35.7mg 198%
Calcium 791.7mg 79%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 121.31 Kcal (508 kJ)
Calories from fat 53.72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.97g 393%
Cholesterol 44.57mg 636%
Sodium 176.31mg 315%
Potassium 265.12mg 242%
Total Carbs 2.41g 34%
Sugars 0.68g 116%
Dietary Fiber 0.36g 63%
Protein 13.54g 1160%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 171%
Iron 0.8mg 198%
Calcium 18.5mg 79%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 124.4
  • 129

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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