Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ranch Pork Roast (crock pot)

I had a small pork roast and did not have the time or energy to mess with it.  I wanted a fix it and forget it recipe that I could put in the crock pot and walk away from it for a while since I had Easter bunnies all over my kitchen waiting to be stuffed!  I remembered seeing a recipe online with  packet of Ranch dressing and a can of cream of chicken soup, since I had both, I quickly looked it up and had it going in just minutes!

Ranch Pork Roast
1 pork roast (or pork chops)
canola oil (for searing the pork)
1 package Ranch dressing
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can water
salt and pepper
cornstarch (for thickening gravy)

Directions:  Sear pork in a skillet over med/hi heat on stove top in  little canola oil (or oil of your choice), until meat is browned on all sides and juices are sealed inside.  Place roast in a sprayed crock pot and season with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle ranch packet over roast, and pour 1 can of cream of chicken soup over and around roast.  Add 1 soup can full of water to pot and cover and cook on hi about 4 hours (until tender).  When your roast is tender and finished cooking, remove from crock pot and place on a platter.  Cover with foil to keep warm and let rest before slicing meat.  Pour gravy in small sauce pan on stove top and thicken with a little cornstarch.

Cooks Notes - I thickened the gravy with cornstarch because I thought it was little thin.  If you had time and wanted to thicken your gravy, you could do it in the crock pot, but I was in a hurry to get it on the table and just poured it in a small sauce pan to finish it up! 

Sear pork roast in a little oil over medium/high heat until golden brown, season with salt and pepper.  Place pork roast in your crock pot that has
 been sprayed with non stick cooking spray

You need 1 package ranch dressing and 1 can of cream of chicken soup

Sprinkle dry Ranch dressing over roast in crock pot

Pour soup over roast and dressing in crock pot

 Add 1 can of water

 Cook Roast on High in crock pot for 4 hours or until tender.  
Remove from cock pot and let rest with foil tent.

 Add cornstarch mixed with a little water to thicken gravy
(this can be done in the crock pot or poured into a sauce pan and 
cook until thickened on stove top)

Great served with mashed potatoes!

This pork roast turned out great and boy it smelled good while it was cooking! We served it with some mashed potatoes and some fresh brussel sprouts. The gravy was super delicious over the meat and potatoes!

Enjoy! Sandy

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