Braised Pork with Rosemary and Mushrooms {Arrosto con il Rosmarino}

I could tell you how incredibly insanely delicious that braised pork roast is in the photo. OR how I used it to make not one but three meals. But I know you see that gorgeous cassis Le Creuset in the photo and you see giveaway in the title and now you’re heart is beating a little faster and you’re just not thinking clearly. It’s not your fault. It is Le Creuset after all. So I’m just going to get right to it. Christmas is coming a little early for someone. ONE lucky bell’alimento reader is going to WIN one of those for her {or him} self!

It’s a beauty, a 6 3/4 quart oval French oven. It holds A LOT and that’s a good thing for me because we have 5 people {plus one fur baby in our family} we need a workhorse. I braised a 4 pound pork roast in this beauty and there was still tons of room. I was able to get not one but three meals out of such a large piece of meat. Saving me time and money!

The first meal we simply sliced the gorgeous roast and served it with a potato gratin {recipe coming SOON}. For a second meal we made those gorgeous pork sliders with mushroom sauce, which were so good we ate them as a third meal too. The oval french oven is so versatile I KNOW I’m going to be using it often. So often, I’m going to just leave it on my stove.


  • An elongated oval shape designed for longer cuts of meat
  • Even heat distribution and superior heat retention for cooking on the stovetop or finishing in the oven
  • Durable, nonreactive sand-colored interior enamel provides a smooth surface for cooking, as well as an optimal palette for food presentation
  • Colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel that resists chipping and cracking
  • A secure lid that locks in heat and moisture while cooking
  • Phenolic knob withstands temperatures up to 375°F
  • The lightest weight per quart of any premium cast iron cookware available
    EDITED TO ADD: Contest has ended. Thank you for your entries. Winner is: #284 KIMBY! Congratulations Kimby! Please email with your name, mailing address, contact number and choice of color!
1. Visit the Le Creuset SITE and tell me which color you would like to win.
{bonus entries: you MUST leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry to count}
2. Follow bell’alimento on TWITTER
3. RT the following “I just entered to win a 6 3/4 @LeCreuset Oval French Oven from @bellalimento
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Legal Schmegal: Contest is only open to US residents {I apologize to my international friends}. Contest runs through Monday, November 28th, 2011 at midnight EST. ONE winner will be chosen by random number generator. Winner has 48 to claim prize or an alternate winner will be drawn.

Baci & in bocca al lupo {good luck}!

Disclaimer: Le Creuset provided me with a 6 3/4 qt Oval French Oven and are providing the same to one lucky bell’alimento reader. My opinons are my own. Always have been, always will be.

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Braised Pork with Rosemary & Mushrooms {Arrosto con il Rosmarino}
What you’ll need:
3 fresh rosemary sprigs – minced
4 pound pork roast – netted, or wrapped in kitchen twine
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion – roughly chopped
4 cloves garlic – crushed
1 1/2 cups dry white wine
6 ounces mushrooms – sliced

What to do:
1.Rub rosemary around roast and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

2. Add butter and oil into 6 3/4 quart Le Creuset Oval French Oven, heat over medium-high heat. When melted, add roast and brown on all sides. Turning as necessary.

3. Add onion and garlic, and wine. Cook until wine has evaporated and reduced by half. Season with salt and pepper, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer until pork reaches internal temperature of 145 degrees. Transfer roast to plate/cutting board to rest.

4. Add mushrooms to sauce, increase heat to medium and cook for approximately 5 minutes.

5. Slice pork to desired thickness, serve with mushroom sauce.

Buon Appetito!


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    And follow them on FB…Tania S.

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    Joann /

    anxious to find out who wins this contest. I would love the Dune color !

  3. 503
    Joann /

    Thanks for hosting this fun contest. I love the color Dune.

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    Mylynka /

    I MUST have this in Caribbean!!!

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    Mylynka /

    Tweeted “I just entered to win a 6 3/4 @LeCreuset Oval French Oven from @bellalimento


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    Would lurve to win a Le Creuset in Dune! Grazie~

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    Mylynka /

    I “liked” LeCreuset on FB!

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    Mylynka /

    i Like Bell’alimento on FB

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    Mylynka /

    I am following LeCreuset on Twitter

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    Mylynka /

    I follow Bell’ailmento on Twitter

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    Mylynka /

    Following bell’ailmento on Pinterest & Pinned this post!

  12. 512

    OK. I could totally do a vegan version of this recipe. And there were so many incredible options on the LeCreuset site, but I had to go with the blue (SKU L2502-31). My daughter says it would go really well with our kitchen! Besides, cobolt blue is the color of the season…and I am nothing if not totally into the colors of the season! Thanks for another great giveaway!

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    Joann /

    time’s almost up ! Hope I win the Le Creuset in Dune. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    Joann /

    Love the color Dune for the french oven.

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    Joann /

    I really enjoy all the Italian recipes. (I’m Italian too) Can’t wait to see the winner of the contest. Hope I win the Le Creuset in Dune.

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    Joann /

    I would like my pot in the Dune color please.

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    Joann /

    Great giveaway….what a prize !! I love the color Dune.

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    Beth /

    I love the Midnight Blue!

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    Beth /

    I have been following you on twitter for awhile…does that count?

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    Beth /

    I RT the following “I just entered to win a 6 3/4 @LeCreuset Oval French Oven from @bellalimento

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    Beth /

    I am following Le Creuset on TWITTER

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    Beth /

    I liked you from day one on facebook!!!
    Like bell’alimento on FACEBOOK.

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    Beth /

    I liked Le Creuset on FACEBOOK.

  24. 524

    Hi Paula,

    Caribbean, pahleeze. Woot hoot! Hoping to win. I never win these contests, but ya never know. Thanks for the great recipe. Can’t wait to try it. Perhaps for new years day…

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    kathy farnam /

    I am in love with the caribbean color!
    thanks for this contest!

  26. 526

    Paula, I scrolled all the way back to comment #284 to make sure it was really me. (!!!) I’m so excited, thank you SO much! Will be in touch via e-mail right after this. :)

  27. 527

    Love my Le Creuset – I use it all the time. This recipe sounds and looks amazing Paula!! Perfect winter time comfort food.


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