Cider Braised Pork Loin With Cabbage

Pork Loin Sliced
Pork Loin Sliced. Jacqueline Alpers/Photolibrary/Getty Images
  • 3 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • Yield: 6 servings
Fingerling potatoes are added to this braised pork near the end of cooking time, for a full and hearty one-dish meal.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pork loin roast (bone-in, about 4 to 5 pounds)
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 medium cabbage
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 2 pounds fingerling potatoes (or red potatoes, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks)

How to Make It

Melt butter in a large braising pan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Brown onions lightly then brown the pork roast on all sides. Add the chopped garlic. Remove outer leaves from the cabbage then cut into 6 to 8 wedges. Arrange cabbage around the pork roast.

Heat oven to 325°.

In a cup, combine the apple juice, honey, and vinegar; stir in the dried leaf thyme. Pour over the pork and cabbage. Cover the pan and transfer to the oven.

Bake for 2 hours. Scrub the fingerling potatoes and add them to the pork and cabbage. Cover and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour longer. Pork should register about 160° on an instant read thermometer.
Serves 6.

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