Easy Jerk Pork Roast

Slow-cooked for 10 hours, this roast pulls apart with a fork and melts in your mouth…but watch out, it’s fiery.

1 kg pork loin centre cut roast
1/2 cup CattleBoyz Original BBQ Sauce
1 generous Tbsp Grace Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
salt & pepper


  • In a small bowl stir together BBQ sauce and jerk seasoning
  • Pour sauce into the bottom of slow cooker stoneware
  • Rub entire roast with salt and pepper
  • Place roast into stoneware and coat all sides with sauce
  • Place cover on slow cooker and set time for 10 hours, low heat
  • Let the roast rest for 20 minutes on warm setting before transferring to a shallow pan (slightly larger than roast). Set aside juices in stoneware.
  • Pull the roast apart with a fork and pour juices from stoneware over pork 
  • Serve with CasaJos Roasted Spicy Cauliflower with Almonds for a warming wintry day meal

Roasted Spicy Cauliflower with Almonds

I love a new kitchen gadget. The most recent addition taking up counter space is the T-Fal Actifry. Not only does this little gem turn out healthy, delicious crispy chips, it makes fabulous vegetable sides. This dish was prepared to sit alongside a slow-cooked jerk pork roast.


  • 1 small head cauliflower, broken into 1 inch florets
  • 1/4 cup unsalted almonds
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chilli pepper (I used Jamie Oliver’s “Hot Chilli Pepper” mill)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  1. Prepare cauliflower into florets, place in Actifry bowl, add seasoning, and drizzle with oil
  2. Set to 15 minutes, press start, and enjoy

Simple Pasta Sauce

What better way to make use of over-ripe tomatoes than with a pasta sauce? This sauce can be enjoyed with or without the turkey. 

serves 4

1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped or minced
1 lb lean ground turkey (optional)
4 cups very ripe grape, cherry, or chopped tomato 
1/4 cup tomato paste
6 leaves fresh basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
pinch nutmeg
salt & pepper to taste

  • saute onion with garlic cloves over medium-low heat until tender
  • If you are using turkey, add the ground turkey (thawed or frozen), cover, and simmer. Stir occasionally until done to break up the turkey into manageable chunks
  • add grape tomatoes and begin cooking down, covered
  • once tomatoes begin to soften, break with the back of a fork (chopping ahead is an option as well but not as much fun)
  • stir in tomato paste and cook until bubbling
  • add herbs and seasoning, cover, and let simmer for up to an hour
  • taste before serving and adjust seasoning as required