Philly Style Italian Roast Pork Recipe
Philly Style Italian Roast Pork – I grew up in an Italian home and we made plenty of roast pork. But when I met my husband and cooked roast pork I learned quickly that it wasn’t “Philly Style” roast pork… He wanted Philly style Roast Pork “like Tony Lukes”. A quick google search later and I had a copycat recipe that I modified for this Slow Cooker Italian Roast Pork recipe.
This is the easiest roast pork you’ll ever make, is delicious and will satisfy any Philly native. Add steamed broccolini and roasted long hots – perfection. Now if I could just solve the roll problem – no roll made outside of Philly is right according to my husband. 🙂
Slow Cooker Italian Roast Pork
Philly Style Italian Roast Pork, who knew there was such a thing.
This is the easiest roast pork you'll ever make, is delicious and will satisfy any Philly native. Add steamed broccoli rabe and roasted long hots - perfection. Now if I could just solve the roll problem - no roll made outside of Philly is right according to my husband. 🙂
For the Pork
- 2 1/2 lb pork tenderloin
- 3 T garlic chopped
- 1/4 C red wine vinegar
- 2 1/2 T rosemary dried
- 3 T parsley dried
- 1 T sea salt
- 1 T fresh cracked black pepper
- 3 T olive oil
For the Broccoli Rabe
- 1 lb broccoli rabe
- 3 quarts water
- 1/4 C olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves finely minced
- 1/2 red pepper flakes
For the Sandwiches
- crusty Italian roll football shaped
- 1/2 lb sharp provolone cheese sliced
Roasted Long Hots
- Long Hot Peppers
- 2 T olive oil
Heat slow cooker on high setting.
Trim tenderloins and season with salt and pepper, to taste
In a saute pan add about 2 T of olive oil and heat over med-high heat until hot.
Add tenderloins to olive oil and quickly sear, browning for about 3-4 minutes per side.
Remove from pan and place in the bottom of the slow cooker with any accumulated pan juices.
Mix garlic, red wine vinegar, dried rosemary, dried parsley, and olive oil in a bowl.
Add mixture to the pork in the slow cooker
Cook on high for 3 hours
Turn down to low and cook at least 3 hours longer or until the pork is falling apart.
Shred pork in the slow cooker with pan juices
For the broccoli rabe:
Cut the florets off the top
Bring 3 qt salted water to a rolling boil.
Add broccoli rabe florets and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
Remove broccoli from boiling water and drain, but reserve about 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid.
In a deep frying pan heat olive oil, red pepper flakes, and garlic together over medium heat.
Once the garlic begins to sauté, begin to time about two minutes (till very lightly browned) add drained broccoli.
Sauté the broccoli rabe about 3-5 minutes longer and then add the cooking liquid from the pot if needed.
Long Hot Peppers
You may want to wear rubber gloves when working with peppers.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
Cut the stem off the peppers
Slice peppers in half lengthwise
Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and spray or drizzle with olive oil
Sprinkle with fresh ground sea salt
Roast for approximately 10 minutes until skins are beginning to get dark spots
To assemble the sandwiches
Slice rolls but do not cut through them, you want them to be hinged
Add a slice or 2 of provolone to the roll before adding the meat.
Serve broccoli rabe and long hots on the side and let everyone add them as desired.
Broccoli Rabe is traditionally served on the pork sandwich, I'm not a fan so I eat mine on the side. Just know anyone from Philly will make fun of you.
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