Sometimes when you try something new in the kitchen you hit a home run and create something wonderful. This reminds me of the dishes I sometimes order at fancy Italian restaurants–only better.
ITALIAN STYLE PORK ROAST WITH MUSHROOM GRAVY
- 1 to 3 lb pork roast
- 2 packages fresh, sliced mushrooms, rinsed and drained
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon salt, (if desired)
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon basil
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 F. Generously season pork roast with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Bake at 20 minutes per pound. Begin preparing gravy during the last 30 minutes of cooking time.
Place butter and cooking oil in a large skillet or saute pan. Once butter is completely melted add onion, garlic and mushrooms. Stir frequently until onions and mushrooms are thoroughly cooked. Add flour and stir until all the flour is moistened. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Once gravy is boiling reduce heat to a simmer and add seasonings and salt, (if desired.) Spoon over sliced pork and serve with pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes.