Slow Roasted Orange Pork Roast with Root Vegetables


This recipe is similar to my Sweet Apple Roasted Pork Tenderloin and tastes just as good! The ingredients are slightly different.

Here are the ingredients:

1.5 pound pork picnic roast

Sweet potato (I used a sweet white)


1 tsp dried garlic

1/2 tsp thyme

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp all spice (next time, I’ll omit this or only use a 1/4 tsp, I didn’t really care for it)

1 tsp sage


Olive Oil

2/3 cup no sugar/preservatives added, 100% orange juice or more, depending on how quickly it evaporates

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees
  • Place pork roast in a stoneware baking dish
  • Create a paste out of the spices and oil and rub it all over the pork
  • Place chopped sweet potato and carrots all around pork and sprinkle with salt
  • Pour about a 1/3 cup of orange juice all around the pork and vegetables
  • Place in preheated oven for about 20 minutes, then reduce temperature to 250 degrees and continue cooking for about 2 hours or until fully cooked.
  • You will need to baste the pork and veggies with orange juice every once in awhile, maybe every 30 minutes or so.

This was so good! The allspice was a little overpowering for my taste, so next time I may reduce the amount or just omit it altogether. I served mine with lightly steamed and salted green beans. Perfect!


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