Cranberry Pineapple Pork Roast

Cranberry Pineapple Pork Roast

Sometimes you just want something different.  And sometimes you have to use whatever ingredients you have on hand!  That’s actually how I came up with this recipe for Cranberry Pineapple Pork Roast.

I tend to buy a lot of pork butt roasts, because they are usually inexpensive and I like to use them for pulled pork BBQ.  Sometimes I get tired of BBQ though.  (I know this is shocking!!  *gasp*)

I’ve made a Caribbean-style pork roast in the past that uses pineapple chunks.  I’ve also seen several recipes for pork roasts that contain cranberries or cranberry sauce.  I decided to try mixing the two.  I like to live on the edge like that!

Cranberry Pineapple Pork Roast *www.thatonemom.com*

This recipe doesn’t call for a ton of ingredients and it cooks in the crock-pot, so you don’t have to stand over it either!

Cranberry Pineapple Pork Roast

Pork Butt Roast

1 can of whole berry cranberry sauce

1 can of pineapple chunks in juice

1 teaspoon of sage

1 teaspoon of onion powder

1 cup pineapple orange juice

salt & pepper, 1/2 teaspoon each

Directions:  Mix sage, onion powder, salt, & pepper in a bowl and rub onto the roast.  Cover the roast with the whole berry cranberry sauce.  Pour pineapples (with juice) on top.  Pour pineapple orange juice over the roast.  Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, depending on the size of your roast.  Slice or shred your roast (mine fell apart on its own!) and either leave in the liquid or spoon some over the top.  This is great over rice or mashed potatoes.

Notes:

*You can use whatever size roast you want.  If it is exceptionally large, you can double the other ingredients.  I would also recommend cutting the roast in half to make sure it soaks up all of the juice.

*If you can’t find orange juice with pineapple, just use regular orange juice.  It’s not going to be a drastic difference.

*Salt and Pepper amounts are negotiable.  I tend to sprinkle them in without really measuring, so 1/2 teaspoon is my best guesstimate!!!

Cranberry Pineapple Pork Roast *www.thatonemom.com*

Do you ever make recipes up based on the ingredients you have on hand??