Stuffed with spinach and dried pineapples and rubbed with savory seasonings, this impressive dish is quick to make and comes out moist and delicious.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 (4 pound) center cut pork roast, bone-in
- 1/4 cup packed baby spinach
- 7 dried pineapple pieces
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 4 carrots, quartered
- 3 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1 onion, quartered
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
With a kitchen towel or paper towels, pat dry the pot roast. Turn roast fat side up. With a paring knife, cut deep slits between each rib. Stuff each slit with spinach and dried pineapple. Wrap the roast with butchers' twine to hold the meat together.
In a large bowl, stir together rosemary, parsley, poultry seasoning, garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, cracked pepper, butter, and 1 1/2 tablespoons oil. Rub half of the mixture over the roast and inside the slits.
Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil over high heat. Sear the roast, turning to brown on all sides, about 5 minutes.
Transfer roast to a roasting pan fat side up; scatter carrots, potatoes, and onion around the roast. Pour remaining rub mixture over vegetables.
Roast, uncovered, in a preheated oven for 2 1/2 hours, until the internal temperature of the roast reads 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Remove roast, cover with an aluminum foil tent, and let rest 20 minutes to 1/2 hour to ensure moistness. Slice along each rib, and serve with pan gravy.