Last week my grocer had pork roasts on sale for $1.99 a pound. As a rule I never pay more than $2.99 a pound for meat. The roasts were HUGE so I cut them in half, and had two -2 pound roasts.
We recently moved, and in a horrible twist of fate, my crock pot has gone missing. *clutches heart, sobs uncontrollably.
Let's all have a moment of silence for Clarese the Crock Pot.
Okay *sniffle* we can get back to topic. I pulled out the cast iron Dutch oven my husband gave me for Christmas (Yes, I am at the age where I get sexy gifts like Dutch ovens) and down to the business of making a sweet red pepper pork roast. A beef roast can be substituted if your family doesn't eat pork. This is an eight person roast, easy and costs around $10 to make. This is a great dish for company.
What you'll need:
1- 2 pound pork roast (or beef they both work the same for this recipe) ($4)
1 good sized onion($.99)
4 small sweet red bell peppers ($1.99)
1- 16 oz jar of salsa ($1.65)
A little smidgen of olive oil ($.09)
4 cups rice - not instant (to be served over) ($1.00)
Preheat your oven to 350 and oil the bottom of your pan. If you don't have a Dutch oven, a deep casserole dish will work.
Chop your onion and pepper into strips and line the bottom of the pan.
Place the roast over the onions and peppers and cover with salsa. Cover the dish and slide it into the oven. You will cook it on 350 for about 3 hours.
Cook the rice according to the package directions. (What? You need me to tell you how to cook rice?)
This is seriously delicious and ridiculously easy to make.