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Oven Pork Roast with Applesauce, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Asparagus

Oven Pork Roast with Applesauce, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Asparagus
YIELDS
5 servings
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Ingredients

3
lb(s) lean boneless pork loin roast (42 oz)
Fresh ground pepper
Garlic powder
Mrs. Dash Original
6
apples, cut in quarters
¼
cup sugar (75 mL)
1
Tbsp cinnamon (15 mL)
6
large 4 to 6 large thin skinned potatoes (if you really feel the need to peel them, go ahead., but remember to cut double because you will need to set aside ½ for the shepherd’s pie)
1%
milk
Butter
20
to 24 asparagus spears
Bisto brown gravy thickener (1 lb or 450 g)
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C).

Step 2

Place pork loin in pan, season with spice and insert meat thermometer.

Step 3

Roast uncovered for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 F (160 C) basting meat occasionally with pan juices. Leave for 1 1/2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 160 F (70 C). Remove meat, then tent with foil and let stand for 10 minutes before carving.

Step 4

In the meantime…

Step 5

Once the apples are completely frozen, remove from freezer and defrost. Peel off skin and mash. Add sugar or a little lemon juice to taste. Set aside in fridge.

Step 6

Scrub potatoes and place in pot of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-high.

Step 7

Remove from heat when the potatoes are tender. Reserve some liquid for your gravy. Mash potatoes with a little milk and butter.

Step 8

Place asparagus and a splash of water in a microwavable dish with lid. Cover and microwave at high for 6 minutes, then let stand.

Step 9

Place roasting pan over med heat and add potato water.

Step 10

Reduce until it begins to turn dark. Stir in a beef Bisto smoothed with water.

Step 11

Only add a little at a time until it’s as thick as you like. Microwave asparagus 1 additional minute before serving.

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