Slow Cooker Pork Roast w/Mushroom Ragout & the Blizzard



The blizzard came with a vengeance, delivering 19.8” of snow from late Saturday through 1:00 a.m. this morning ~ making this the 5th heaviest snow in history for this area.  The howling winds that came with it left 4-foot snowdrifts in some spots, and only an inch of snow in a few other places.
 




It’s that eerie howling wind that so unsettles me and puts me on edge…  


Our version of a sea wall!
  
Thankfully, New England’s win made it all better and a great diversion!



Brady & Kraft - the Champions!




On with the slow cooker ~ if you like tender pork, mushrooms and an easy dish to make for dinner, this recipe may be just right for you.

I like all mushrooms, especially the full flavor of cremini mushrooms.  Cremini mushrooms are dark brown with a slightly firmer texture than the everyday button variety.  So I knew when I saw this recipe in my Southern Living Slow-Cooker Cookbook, that it was a must try.




Serve it with hot cooked egg noodles, or mashed potatoes, to round out your easy meal.




When all was eaten and done, I thought it was good, whereas Bill liked it more than I did.  I hope you like it too, if you try it.


Pork Roast w/Mushroom Ragout 
Adapted

Ingredients:
1 cup crushed tomatoes, divided
¼ cup flour
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 (16-ounce) package button mushrooms, cut in half
1 (8-ounce) package cremini mushrooms, cut in half
1 large onion, cut into 8 wedges
½ ounce dried tomatoes, packed without oil, quartered, about 6
1¾ pounds boneless pork loin roast
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper 

Method:

Combine ½ cup crushed tomatoes, flour and thyme in a 5-quart slow cooker.
Stir well with a whisk.
Add all mushrooms, onion and dried tomatoes.
Trim fat from pork, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place meat on top of mushroom mixture.
Pour remaining ½ cup crushed tomatoes over pork.
Cover and cook on HIGH 1 hour.
Reduce heat to LOW, cook 7 hours.
Remove pork from slow cooker, cut into slices.
Makes 5 servings


ENJOY!





Comments

  1. looks delish Pam! We'll give it a try :) What do you think you'd do differently?

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    1. Thanks, Girls! I'd try different herbs, maybe basil and/or oregano, add garlic, a little celery and a cup of wine. That should do it. :-)

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  2. Got your message. Glad you got dug out.

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  3. The Patriots win last night sure does help whenever I look out the window & see the never ending snow falling today! MA is very happy about the win (not the snow)! :) This dinner with egg noodles sounds so good, Pam.
    ~Judy

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    1. Judy, yes with the Patriots. It was a great game with a surprise ending!

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  4. Hi Pam , another slow cooker recipes to enjoy in this weather , we don't have snow just freezing rain . I know we will enjoy . Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks, Nee! I'm definitely not a fan of freezing rain either. Come on summer!

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  5. Dear Pam, The pork looks good. I love pork.
    Please keep safe and warm. It is a blizzard here today too. It started out as ice falling and now it looks like a blizzard. I bet we are both looking forward to spring and no ice, slipping, shoveling and worrying. xoxoxo Catherine

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    1. Catherine, thanks! You got it, looking forward to warm weather! I love pork also. You have a good rest of the week! Hugs

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  6. Yum! What a tasty, easy dish to prepare! The aroma while it is in that slow cooker would just whet our appetites! Thanks for sharing.:-)

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    1. Yes, Nellie! The aroma was great. Stay warm!

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  7. Perfect snowstorm food!
    Howling winds..don't sit well with me either Pam..

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    1. Hi Nana! Yes, it's that howling noise that alarms me, an eerie sound. Take care.

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  8. Such a nasty storm. I just can't do winter snow and weather anymore. Admire you for making the best of it. This roast looks very good to me. Cremini mushrooms are the very best.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I'm glad this looks good to you. I'm a big fan of cremini mushrooms, but I can do without winter. :-)

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  9. I watched the weather forecast and I knew that you all were going to be hit hard. My, my...I would not know what to do with that much snow. This recipe sure does look satisfying for a snowed in kind of day. Stay warm my friend and stay inside!

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    1. Thanks, Shug! That's about all you can do is stay inside and watch out the window and hope there's something good on TV or you have a good book to read. Take care.

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  10. Hi Pam, congrats on your big win, the weather sounds pretty fierce. I bet this dish just hit the spot.

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    1. Cheri, thanks! I was happy for their win!

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  11. We got about 11 inches of snow from this storm, then it started to sleet. Sounds like you really got whacked!
    That roast looks comforting and delicious! Perfect for a cold snowy day! Stay warm!

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    1. Kathy, sleet is scary stuff too! Winter weather just scares me! :-) Have a good week!

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  12. Pam, Nice to see Chicago had another record snowfall! I can't tell you how much we don't miss Chicago's winters... Here in East Tennessee we haven't had any measurable snow this winter to date! It was in the 50's yesterday and it will get there again later this week. Keep that comfort food coming! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Dave, it's not nice! :-) Route 14 is one lane each way; I'm sure you're happy you don't have to drive it! We need to move down by you for sure!!! Take care.

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  13. I can't even imagine that much snow-Hope you're keeping warm! That pork roast looks SO good- I'd love to have one waiting for me at the end of a long cold day. :)

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    1. Hi SHF! This is definitely not a great area for a winter vacation getaway! I love pork about any time. Take care.

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  14. Pam, I am sending you some Florida sunshine your way. I am amazed at all the snow. Stay warm.

    I am a mushroom lover too. Plus I enjoy using my slow cooker. I am keeping this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

    Velva

    P.S. Congratulations on your Superbowl win!

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    1. Thanks, Velva! You're the best. We've been to Florida many times in the winter and should be there now. :-) Mushrooms are so good any time! NE did good! Take care.

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  15. This is a fantastic looking meal. My husband will really enjoy this one!
    Your snow storm sounds terrible Pam! We just got the cold, but no snow here in SW Missouri.

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    1. Lynda, thanks! I hope he enjoys it as much as Bill did, if you make it. I'm glad your area missed the blizzard. Have a good rest of the week!

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  16. Hi Pam,
    Fabulous recipe and I love mushrooms..so this is right up my alley. I like the photos of the winter and your description of the Blizzard.. Gosh i have not had egg noodles in a long time..sounds yummy and the aroma must be lovely as well. Thanks for sharing, glad that your husband like your dish. Have a great week, stay warm and safe...
    Dottie :)

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    1. Hi Dottie! Thanks so much! I like the mix of mushrooms with pork in this dish. And I thought the howling wolf picture fit in the weather perfectly. You have a great rest of the week and take care.

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  17. Such a filling and warming dish :)

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  18. I can't wait for my new crock pot to arrive to try this!

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  19. Pam,
    We got about 16" of snow, but with big drifts. We have a lot of trees, so the howling winds, are even scarier. Your slow cooker pork roast looks so good, just the thing to have cooking away in a blizzard!

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    1. Hi Becky! Yes, with all the trees, it's the same here and makes the wind worse. Slow cookers are a good thing. Stay warm!

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  20. What a lot of snow. Love your name of the "sea wall." The Patriots pulled it off and we were pleased. I haven't made pot roast this year and yours sounds similar to one that a favorite restaurant of ours served for years and has now taken off of their menu with the advent of a new Chef. Shame too, it was fabulous.
    Sam

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    1. Sam, yes, it's a lot! Just wish I were where they have real sea walls. :-) Too bad with the chef. Those things happen. Take care.

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  21. I like the wolf picture.
    And...Go NE! So glad to see them win- I work with too many very annoying Seahawks fans.

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    1. Thanks, Bubba! I thought you would like that. :-) Yes, NE! Ouch, sorry about work. I'm just hoping Pete and his Bubble Yum never come to the Bears!

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  22. This looks super good Pam and I like that it all came from the slow cooker. I'd like a nice one foot snow that only stayed a few days, but not what you are having. Our son in Napierville has been providing photos for us.

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    1. Thanks, Larry! That slow cooker makes it easy. Yeah, Naperville got hit pretty hard too. We're about 35 north of there. This snow will probably be here until May. Have a good rest of the week.

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  23. You've been a very busy lady Pam! Shoveling snow, cooking up a beautiful crockpot full of pork and mushrooms and cheering on your favorite football team - good for you! Hope the snow melts soon :)

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    1. Hi Tricia! Yes, anything to stay out of trouble! :-) Take care.

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  24. Well, this looks tasty.

    Take care and enjoy the snow.

    M :)

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  25. I love cremini mushrooms. This dish sounds delicious. Best of all it is cooked in a crockpot.

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  26. This is such a comforting dish for chilly days! Looks delicious and I love mushrooms.
    Keep warm and hope the worst of the blizzard is over!

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  27. A fuss free and delicious meal, Pam. I really should use my slow cooker oftener.
    Thanks for the inspiration and the yummy recipe.
    Angie

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  28. simply damn delicious tender pork!!!!
    the mushrooms ragout sounds terrific...
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

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  29. I love slow cooker recipes, Pam. This one looks excellent and I bet was comfort food for you while the wind was howling!

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  30. Not much snow here in MN. I sure would like some, but maybe not as much as you had! I love slow cooker meals for wintery days, next time we get one here I will remember this recipe!

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  31. Not much snow here in MN. I sure would like some, but maybe not as much as you had! I love slow cooker meals for wintery days, next time we get one here I will remember this recipe!

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  32. Yelp! That's some blizzard. And that was some game! One of the best Super Bowls I've seen. Anyway, great dish -- perfect for a blizzard. And it's snowing here now. Hmmmm . . . ;-)

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  33. hi pam, thanks for visiting my blog earlier! i come from a tropical country, i would like to experience heavy snow..but anything below 15C probably would be too cold for me! LOL! great dish, looks absolutely inviting and yet fuss free cooking! Keep warm, Pam!

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  34. Wow Pam, the picture of the snow is very impressive...I cannot imagine living a place that cold...
    The pot roast with mushrooms just look delicious, every time that I see post using slow cooker I tell myself that I should use mine more often...thanks for the recipe and stay warm :)

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  35. Oh boy that is a LOT of snow. Stay safe and warm!

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  36. a tom brady fan, eh? i won't hold it against you. :) glad you didn't suffocate in all that snow! we've yet to see a flake.

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