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Chocolate Molasses Pork Roast

This new twist on pork roast has a rich molasses flavor with a tantalizing hint of chocolate. It’s easy to make, yet elegant enough for entertaining. Serve this with mashed potatoes so as not to waste a drop of the delicious gravy. —Avionne Huppert, Adams, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water

Directions

  • In a small bowl, mix the first 12 ingredients. Cut roast in half; place in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Pour sauce over top. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove pork to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices. Transfer juices to a small saucepan; bring to a boil. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into pan. Return to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounces cooked pork with 1/3 cup sauce: 355 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 403mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein.

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