Its’ Sunday again already and it calls for something special. This delicious pork roast other than being special, is also a very convenient meal. I believe you need something convenient to cook for a Sunday lunch, for you to be able to sit and enjoy your morning cup of coffee. Maybe lay down a bit and relax. Isn’t this what Sundays are for?
The good thing about this roast, is that it’s made in the slow cooker. So the only thing you have to do really, is add it to the oven and leave it to cook. Another very convenient little thing about this dish is that its leftovers make for a very nice dinner (hopefully there will be any).
Now I know that you are used on having a gravy to serve with a dish like this, but we are not. Since you are having a Greek pork roast let’s dress it appropriately( the Greek way) . Here’s my suggestion. Make some refreshing Tzatziki dip, that goes perfectly with meat. Also make this 5 minute Lettuce salad as a side dish. Trust me and you’re going to forget all about your favorite gravy.
The reason? The pork roast being cooked in the slow cooker, with all this yummy flavors and aromas doesn’t really need you to add more to it. The lettuce salad and Tzatziki other than combining wonderfully, with any (sauce-less) meat will add a nice freshness to your meal. After all good food never leaves you with a heavy stomach .
Where did the filling go?
Well the answer is nowhere. Adding lots of garlic and cooking it very well with olive oil and oregano is the simplest Greek way, of making a Polu Nostimo (very tasty in Greek ) oven roast. Cooking it in the slow cooker, only adds more to this dish. And because it’s Sunday, I got you covered. No boiling the potatoes before baking. You just add them to the cooker and cook them along with the meat. They will soak aaaall the flavors.
A Quick Dinner
And because it’s Sunday, keep the pork leftovers chop them coarsely and add them in a pita bread or sandwich bread, with some of the remaining Tzatziki. Add 2-3 slices of tomato and some freshly chopped onion as well and there, you have made your homemade gyros for dinner. Now how amazing is that? And remember, it’s Sunday… so don’t forget to leave a comment.
You will need a really sharp knife to butterfly the pork. Keep in mind that it is not a pork fillet so it wont be perfectly round.