This essence of root beer crock pot roast recipe was inspired by a dish I read about that was served at the Alinea Restaurant in Chicago.
I love good food – and I love creating unique tastes.
Food should be exciting and taste good. After all, eating is supposed to be enjoyable.
I have to admit, I outdid myself this time around. I hate pork roast – with a passion – but this recipe was so good – so flavorful – I forgot I was eating pork roast and consumed over half of it by myself. I never do that. Never!
In fact, most of the pork roast ends up going to the barn cats – and sometimes the stray cats – that come to feed dish I leave outside.
This time was different – and I encourage you to make this recipe. It really is easy and your family will love it.
Better yet, make it for a dinner party and give your guests a meal they will talk about for a long time to come.
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- 4 pound pork roast
- 4 whole star anise
- 2 teaspoons fennel seed
- 1/2 Tablespoon Fleur de Sel salt
- 1 teaspoon peppercorn mix
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered sassafras
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla paste
- 1/2 teaspoon swamp gator sauce
- 1 can vanilla Coke
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/3 cup Bombay Sapphire Gin
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 quart tomato juice
- 6 chicken bouillon cubes
- Place the pork roast in the crock pot and add one ingredient at a time – in the order above – to the top of the pot roast allowing the ingredients to combine and fall into the bottom of the crock pot on their own.
- Place the lid on the slow cooker, turn the dial to low and cook for 24 hours.
- Remove the roast from the crock pot and put it in an oven-safe pan.
- Pour the sauce in the bottom of the crock pot over the top of the roast and place it in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. This creates a “crust” on the top of the roast.
- Remove the pan from the oven, cover it with a foil tent (affiliate link) taking care not to burn yourself and allow the roast to rest in the pan, on top of the stove, for 10 minutes.
- Cut, serve and enjoy!
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