Country celeb recipes
Here's a meal pieced together with recipes from several country music stars' cookbooks:
Slow-Cooker Pork Loin
One 2 1/2- to 3- pound pork loin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon tried thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 teaspoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons cornstarch
Salt and pepper
Trim visible fat from the loin. If necessary, cut the roast to fit into a 3 1/2-, 4-, or
5-quart slow cooker.
In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, ginger, thyme and pepper. Rub the spice mixture over the entire surface of the loin.
In a large skillet, heat the oil and brown the loin slowly on all sides. Drain off the fat. Transfer the loin to the slow cooker.
Combine the chicken broth, lemon juice and soy sauce; pour over the loin. Cover and cook on a low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on a high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. When the roast is done, transfer the meat to a serving platter and cover to keep it warm.
To make the gravy, pour the juices from the slow cooker into a glass measuring cup. Skim off the fat. Measure 2 cups of liquid, adding water to the juices, if necessary, to make 2 cups. Transfer the juices to a saucepan, reserving 1/2 cup.
Stir the cornstarch into the reserved 1/2 cup of juice until dissolved, and then stir into the juices in the saucepan. Heat, stirring frequently, until the gravy is thickened and bubbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Season the gravy to taste with salt and pepper.
Slice the roast and serve it with the gravy.
From: Trisha Yearwood's Home Cooking: Stories & Recipes to Share with Family & Friends