I get tired of the same old meats. Roasted in the oven with just salt and pepper. Don't get me wrong...I still love making them this way. I just enjoy "kicking it up a notch" like Emeril Lagasse says.
For our pork roast today I made a spice rub.
Look at those delightful specks of goodness! Here is the recipe for the spice rub I made.
1 Tablespoon smoked sweet paprika
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried onion
Mix all together and store in a glass jar.
Now onto the glorious pork roast. Let me tell you this is a lick the plate good roast.
Admit it...you want to take a bite of this right now!!
Honey Kissed Pork Roast
3-5 pound pork roast
2 tablespoons spice rub
1/2 cup honey
Rub the spice rub onto both sides of the roast. Place the roast into a pan with 1 tablespoon oil and brown on both sides. Place the roast into a slow cooker. Pour the honey over the top of the roast. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
Remove the roast from the slow cooker onto a platter. Pour the drippings into a sauce pan. Bring it to a boil. Make a slurry out of 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour and a small amount of water (approximately 1/8 cup of water). While the drippings are boiling whisk the slurry into the sauce pan. Watch as it magically transforms into a delicious gravy.