ROAST PORK WITH 7-UP GRAVY
1 (12 oz.) can 7-UpÂ® or ginger ale
11/2 T. soy sauce
1 T. minced green pepper
1 T. minced onion
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (4 lb.) center-cut pork roast
In a heavy cooking bag or 9-inch square glass baking dish, combine the 7-UpÂ®, soy sauce, green pepper, onion, lemon juice, sugar and garlic. Add the roast and seal the bag (if using). Refrigerate overnight, turning the roast three or four times if possible.
Preheat the oven to 325ÂºF. If using the cooking bag, place in a baking dish or a roaster. Cut a 1/2-inch slice in the top side of the cooking bag. If using a baking dish, place the roast and marinade in the dish and complete the same process as if using cooking bag. Bake for 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours.
When roast is done, pour the juices from the roast into a 1-quart saucepan. Prepare Gravy.
2 T. water
2 T. flour
In a small bowl, stir together the flour and water. Stir into the pan with the juices. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Serve the gravy over pork and on mashed potatoes.