On nights where I need a quick meal, I go to some of my one pan favorites like this Maple Crusted Pork Roast with Potatoes and Onions. I love how I only need to wash one pan afterwards. Good eating and an easy cleanup! And the best part? An absolutely delicious meal that I can assemble, throw into the oven and relax while it cooks!
Why use only one pan? Well like I said before, it’s easy. But it also helps because instead of putting this pork roast on a roasting rack, by putting it on op of the potatoes and onions, those veggies are being seasoned by the drippings as the pork cooks. They turned out perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection. And anytime we can say that about vegetables means it is a good recipe!
The reason why Tai LOVED this meal? The crispy sweet crust that forms on top! My mom always made a maple crust when she cooked smoked shoulder and it was a family favorite because of that. The secret is to apply the maple seasoning multiple times while the roast cooks. This allows for more of it to build up and get crispy. By the time you pull it out of the oven, you’ll want to start eating it in the kitchen before it even makes it to the table!
Until the weather becomes consistent, I’m still relying on comfort foods to get me through the week. The weather has been all over the map recently which means I’m getting sick and just want some good comfort food the help nurse my cold. What foods do you rely on? Let me know in the comments section, I’m always looking for new inspiration!
So when you’re strapped for time or would like to have a set it and forget it one pan meal, my Maple Crusted Pork Roast with Potatoes and Onions is an easy and great choice!
Here are some of my other favorite meals!
Maple Crusted Roast Pork
- 3-4 Pounds Boneless Pork Roast
- 3 Onions
- 1 Pound Potatoes
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Tsp Mustard Powder
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Slice onions and potatoes. Season with mustard powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place onions, potatoes and garlic in a large baking dish. Add 1/2 cup of water to dish.
- Place pork roast on top of vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Score fat on top with a sharp knife.
- Place pork roast in oven and cook for 30 minutes.
- Combine maple syrup, brown sugar and garlic powder. Brush onto pork roast after it's baked for 30 minutes. Repeat application until pork has reached an internal temperature of 140 (about an hour in total).
- Let rest for 5-10 minutes. Then serve and enjoy!