Pork Roast Two!

When I was in the butcher shop the other day I saw a little bottle of Butt Rub. I was intrigued so I had to try it.  The last time I made a pork roast in the Ninja 3-in-1 was back in March so it was about time for another.


Last night I rubbed down the pork roast and sealed it up in a FoodSaver bag and into the fridge it went for the night.

This morning I set the Ninja 3-in-1 to STOVETOP HIGH and put a good sear on each side of the meat.. I added 8 oz of chicken stock to the bottom of the pan.


Set to the Ninja to SLOW COOK LOW for 7 hours and go do something fun — like flop on the couch and read.

About an hour and a half before the pork was done it was time to start the roux. A good gravy must have a good roux.

I preheated my Breville Smart toaster oven to 325 degrees F. I really really like my toaster oven! Anyway, back to the roux.

Add equal parts flour and vegetable oil to an oven-safe pan and whisk until smooth.


Bake for 1.5 hours whisking occasionally throughout the cook time. Once every half hour is good. The smell reminds us of Thanksgiving.

Look at the gorgeous color on that roux.


To make the gravy I whisked in the pan drippings from the pork and added a little bit more chicken stock.

I discovered these potatoes the other day and thought I would give them a try. They were really easy to prepare. Keep them in the bag and put in the microwave on High for 6 minutes. Once done, carefully open the bag and empty contents into a bowl. I cut the potatoes in half, drizzled them with a little olive oil, sprinkled them with parsley flakes and freshly cracked black pepper. Gave them a good toss to coat.


Dinner! You won’t need a knife.





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2 Comments on “Pork Roast Two!”

  1. Jane Kalin
    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 4:57 am #

    Dear Mrs. Beans, I have no pork butt right now, nor anything else that calls for gravy. But I’m going to make that beautiful roux.. just because I can.
    Roux without butter, roux without butter, roux without butter. ::ahhhhh:: It soothes my soul.

    • Monday, October 27, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

      See? Now if you ever come to my house I will be able to make roux that will not make you ill!

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