In honor of October being National Pork Month, Costco is offering great deals on various pork cuts all month long. As I mentioned on Monday in my post about this week’s sale on Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast, I have teamed up with Costco, the National Pork Board and The Motherhood to not only let you know about the great savings you can find on pork all month long at Costco, but also to share with you an original recipe using this week’s pork cut!
My task was quite simple. I was asked to come up with an original recipe using the Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast and the cooking method required? Crockpot! Score for me! How did they know that I have a special place in my heart for my crockpot? I was so excited by this challenge!
Earlier this week, I went to our local Costco to stock up on my ingredients for my loose recipe. I obviously knew I needed to purchase the pork, but I also contemplated some other ingredients, as well as a few other necessary household staples. I did not have my recipe finalized when I had gone into Costco, I just had a strategy in place. As I looked at the pork roast, I knew my strategy was perfect, and I decided to go with my gut instincts.
We belong to a Fruit CSA at North Star Orchard and we love it! We get to pick up our share of fresh, locally grown fruit and each week that is perfect for snacking on and cooking with! I knew I wanted to incorporate some of the delicious apples and pears we’ve been getting from the farm into this recipe. So I did! I give to you Crockpot Pork Sirloin Tip Roast with Fall Fruit. Enjoy!
Crockpot Pork Sirloin Roast with Fall Fruit
4 pounds Pork Sirloin Tip Roast exclusively at Costco*
olive oil (optional step)
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup apple cider (or juice)
1/4 cup orange juice
2 TBSP light brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground ginger
*The roasts were sold as a 4 pack of approximately 2 pound roasts each, so I used 2 roasts for this recipe and froze the other 2. LOVE Costco!
1. This is an OPTIONAL step – Coat the bottom of a large frying pan with extra virgin olive oil and turn heat to Medium High. Season your pork roast(s) generously with salt and pepper to taste. When the oil is hot, sear the meat on all sides until brown and crisp. Remove from heat.
If you have the time, I think that adding this step adds an extra layer of flavor to the meat, however, if you are pressed for time and skip this step, the dish will still turn out perfectly!
2. Chop the apples and pears into slightly larger-than-bitesize pieces and add them to the bottom of the crockpot insert.
3. In a small bowl, mix together the apple cider or juice, orange juice, brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger.
4. Place your pork roast on top of the fruit. If you have not seared the meat, be sure to season the pork generously with salt and pepper at this point.
5. Pour the liquid mixture over the pork and fruit.
6. Set the crockpot to low and cook for 8 – 10 hours. *My crockpot only took about 6.5 hours to get the internal meat temperature to 150 degrees when I checked it.
In May, the USDA reduced the temperature guideline for pork loins, chops and roasts from 160 to 145 degrees F, with a three-minute rest. This will yield a juicy, flavorful product that may be pinker in color than most home cooks are used to. Ground pork, like all ground meat, should be cooked to 160 degrees.
Try it out and let me know what you think!
If you are looking for other recipes, check out Costco’s In The Warehouse for tips on various cuts of pork and delicious recipes to try in addition to this one!
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* This post is part of a campaign that I am participating in with Costco, the National Pork Board and The Motherhood. I have received a stipend for my time in participating in this campaign, and all opinions remain my own, as always!