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Alea's Pork Roast with Yams

Prep Time35 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 35 minutes
Servings - 4 persons


  • 2 3 lb. pork roast
  • Splash of olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 4 large yams or sweet potatoes, cut into large chunks


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add a splash of olive oil to a Dutch oven or large, oven safe pot. Add onions and pork roast and brown both sides over a medium-high flame.
  • While the meat is browning, mix water, soy sauce, sugar, and spices in a small bowl.
  • Once the meat is browned, pour the liquid over the meat. Place lid on pot and place in oven. Cook for 1 hour.
  • Add the cut yams to the pot and use a baster to coat them with the sauce. Place lid back on pot and cook for an additional 30 minutes or until the roast reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees.