When I received an email last week with a recipe included for a 'Cheats Roast' I chose not to hit delete straight away and read through the email and recipe. The recipe was devised by Junior's Pantry founder Kate Finch whose family, like mine, would eat a roast every day of the week. This is a quick, easy and economical way of giving them 'almost' a roast dinner without the mountain of pots and pans afterwards.
I changed the ingredients very slightly and this is my version of Cheats Roast :
1kg of Pork Loin Steaks
800g New Potatoes
300g Butternut squash
3 eating apples
2 large lemons
Handful of woody herbs, I used Rosemary & Thyme
4 tbsp Olive oil
- Cut the chops/steaks lengthways
- Chop the veggies into large chunks & core & quarter the apples
- Squeeze the juice from the lemons & mix with the herbs and olive oil & season with black pepper
- Toss everything together in a large roasting pan, throw in the lemon halves too (remove before eating!)
- Roast in a 200 degree (C) oven for approx 1 hour (mixing a couple of times during the cooking), until all the meat & vegetables are brown
Total cost for this was under £10 and it served 3 large portions today with enough left over that I should be able to stretch between 2 or 3 tomorrow, along with a few extra veggies.
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