Southern Pork Roast Recipes - 🐷 Flavorful Southern Delights

Dear reader,

When it comes to Southern-style cooking, there's nothing quite like a perfectly cooked pork roast. The tender meat, rich flavors, and comforting aromas make it a beloved dish in the South. Whether you're hosting a family gathering or simply craving a taste of home, I'm here to share some mouthwatering Southern-style recipes for cooking pork roast.

One classic Southern pork roast recipe is the traditional Southern-style pulled pork. This recipe typically calls for a bone-in pork shoulder, also known as a pork butt. The bone-in cut adds extra flavor and juiciness to the meat. To prepare this delicious dish, start by generously seasoning the pork shoulder with a blend of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. For an extra kick, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper or your favorite barbecue rub.

Next, place the seasoned pork shoulder in a slow cooker or a Dutch oven. If using a slow cooker, cook the pork on low heat for 8-10 hours or until the meat is tender and easily shreds with a fork. If using a Dutch oven, preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C) and cook the pork for about 4-5 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 190°F (88°C).

While the pork is cooking, you can prepare a tangy and flavorful barbecue sauce to serve with the pulled pork. In a saucepan, combine ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and a touch of liquid smoke. Simmer the sauce over low heat for about 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

Once the pork is done cooking, remove it from the slow cooker or Dutch oven and let it rest for a few minutes. Using two forks, shred the meat into bite-sized pieces. Pour the homemade barbecue sauce over the pulled pork, and mix it well to ensure every piece is coated in the delicious sauce.

Another Southern-style pork roast recipe that's sure to impress is a savory herb-crusted pork roast. For this recipe, start with a boneless pork loin roast. Rub the roast with a mixture of fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, and sage, along with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Let the roast marinate in the herb rub for at least an hour, allowing the flavors to penetrate the meat.

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the marinated pork roast on a roasting rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast the pork for about 20 minutes per pound, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C). Remember to use a meat thermometer to ensure the pork is cooked to perfection.

Once the pork roast is done, remove it from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing. This resting period allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a moist and tender roast. Slice the pork into thick, juicy slices and serve it alongside your favorite Southern sides, such as creamy mashed potatoes, collard greens, or buttery cornbread.

These are just a couple of Southern-style recipes for cooking pork roast that are sure to satisfy your cravings and transport you to the heart of the South. For more delicious Southern recipes, home decor ideas, and inspiration, be sure to explore Grits N Grace, your ultimate guide to Southern cooking and lifestyle.

Happy cooking, y'all!

Warm regards,

Lilly Belle

Lilly Belle
Southern cooking, home decor, gardening, antiques

Born and raised in the heart of Mississippi, Lilly Belle is a true Southern belle with a passion for cooking and home decor. She has spent years perfecting her grandmother's recipes and adding her own modern twist to them. Lilly is also an expert in Southern-style home decor, creating warm and inviting spaces that truly embody the spirit of the South.