Tuesday, March 17, 2015

6 Florida Vegetables And Slow Cooked Pork Yumminess

Slow cooked pork is yummier with fresh local Florida vegetables. This meal can be used with other vegetables local to your area if you don’t live in Florida but the key is to use local ingredients.

Six Florida grown vegetables with slow cooked pork

The idea came from some beets I had stored in the fridge. Several weeks ago I bought them from a Pahokee, Fla.

This past weekend, I bought Florida grown creamer potatoes and yellow zucchini from Fong Farm, Mississippi grown sweet potatoes from another farmer, and Belle Glade grown tomatoes from Seed To Bloom at the Saturday morning Wellington Green Market.

Then I bought Boynton Beach grown Bonita sweet potatoes from Solace Farm at the Sunday morning Jupiter Farmer's Market in Harbourside Place.

My one pound boneless pork roast came from a Winn Dixie Supermarket, as did the barbeque sauce I used to season the dish.

You can buy your meat from whomever you want and use your favorite barbeque sauce.

Peeled Florida grown beets, creamer potato, bonita sweet potato
Mississippi grown sweet potato
All the root vegetables need to be peeled and cut into one-inch quarters. The tomatoes just need to be quartered.

To keep the calories a bit lower, you can pour in one cup of water instead of oil or stock.

Place the pork roast in a slow cooker, top with all the vegetables and pour in the water. Cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours or LOW for 8-9 hours. Make sure to turn over the meat half way through the time.

The meal is done when the internal temperature of the meat reaches 180 degrees.


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