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This Crock Pot Pork Roast is so tender and delicious with very little work. The pork falls apart from being slow cooked all day and each bite is packed with flavor.
If you grew up having big Sunday lunches, I bet a delicious pork roast brings back fond memories. Now, your family can enjoy it too but without the work.
Don’t be intimated by cooking a pork roast. It really is so simple and the slow cooker makes it very easy. This crock pot recipe is the ultimate comfort food and a family favorite. Your pork roast will cook fall apart tender and is so juicy.
Table of Contents
- What Kind of Pork Roast to Use:
- Variation Ideas:
- How to Cook a Pork Roast in a Crock Pot:
- Crockpot Pork Roast Tips:
- How Long do you Cook:
- Do you have to Brown the Pork Roast First?
- How to Serve:
- What to Do with Leftovers:
- How to Store Leftovers:
- More Crock Pot Pork Recipes:
- Crock Pot Pork Roast Recipe Recipe
What Kind of Pork Roast to Use:
We recommend using the pork belly to slow cook in the crock pot. This is the most popular pork and it is budget friendly. If you prefer you can also use a pork loin roast, pork tenderloin or a boneless pork shoulder.
- Pork Roast
- Onion cut into chunks
- Chicken Broth
- Minced Garlic
- Italian Seasoning
- Salt and Pepper
- Water (for the gravy)
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- Add Onion Soup Mix – We like adding onion soup mix as it gives it a really great flavor too.
- Slice in Vegetables – Add in some potatoes and celery for extra flavoring.
- Mashed Potatoes – My family loves mashed potatoes and it is amazing with the pork roast gravy drizzled over it.
- Seasoning – Feel free to add in fresh herbs to add flavor to this recipe. You can add in freshy thyme or rosemary. Other delicious addition is brown sugar, paprika or chili powder.
How to Cook a Pork Roast in a Crock Pot:
- Step 1 – Add Ingredients to Slow Cooker – Add the pork and everything except the cornstarch and the ¼ cup of water into the crock pot.
- Step 2 – Cook Pork Roast – Cover and cook for 6-8 hours on low. (You can cook on high but reduce the hours on high.)
- Step 3 – Slice the pork roast.
- Step 4 – Mix water and cornstarch – In a small bowl whisk together the ¼ cup of water and the cornstarch. Remove 2 cups of the liquid from the crock pot and place in a sauce pan.
- Step 5 – Whisk in the water and cornstarch mixture in with the liquid.
- Step 6 – Bring to a boil, stirring frequently for 3-5 minutes until it begins to thicken. It will thicken as it cools as well.
Crockpot Pork Roast Tips:
- Frozen Pork Roast – You can add frozen pork roast to the slow cooker. Just adjust the time accordingly for the frozen meat.
- Instant Pot – This pork roast would be great in the instant pot. This would be a great option, if you forgot to put in the crock pot in the morning.
- Make in Advance – This pork roast recipe makes the perfect freezer meal. You can place the ingredients in a freezer bag. Grab from your freezer to the crock pot.
- Cut the veggies into large pieces – Since the beef requires a longer cook time, cut all the vegetables into larger pieces so that they don’t get too soft while cooking.
- Don’t use Flour for the Gravy – I have found that cornstarch instead of flour works best to make the gravy for this roast. Cornstarch is flavorless so it thickens without changing the flavor of the droppings from the crock pot.
How Long do you Cook:
We recommend cooking the pork roast on low for 6-8 hours. It allows for the pork roast to cook slow and really locks in the juices and the flavor.
Do you have to Brown the Pork Roast First?
No, you do not have to brown the pork roast first. We normally do not brown the pork roast first, but it does give the roast a golden-brown texture.
How to Serve:
- Mashed Potatoes – You can add potatoes if you want or serve with mashed potatoes. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Rolls – We love making homemade rolls when making pork roast. We love to get all the gravy leftovers with the rolls.
- Rice – Instead of potatoes, serve over white rice.
- See What to serve with pork roast for more side dishes.
What to Do with Leftovers:
- Make Pulled Pork Sandwiches – We love to make pulled pork sandwiches with any leftover meat. The meat is tasty with a little balsamic vinegar if you plan to make pulled pork sandwiches.
- Serve Egg Noodles – You can also serve leftovers over egg noodles. This is delicious and so budget friendly.
- Variation to use Shredded Pork Roast – It really is so good and a great use of money because the meat can be used many different ways. The potatoes and carrots get the best flavor from the crock pot pork roast recipe.
How to Store Leftovers:
Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 3-5 days or you can freeze the leftovers for up to 3 months.
This pork roast makes the best leftovers. You can use the shredded pork roast in many different ways. The flavor of the pork roast after marinating in the gravy overnight gives it so much flavor.
More Crock Pot Pork Recipes:
- Crock pot Ranch Pork Chops
- The Best Crock Pot Roast Recipe
- Crock pot Pork Loin Recipe
- Try one of these 63 Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes
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Crock Pot Pork Roast Recipe
- Add the pork and everything except the cornstarch and the ¼ cup of water into the crock pot.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours until the pork is cooked through (internal temperature of 145 degrees F).
- Remove the pork and slice.
- Now, time to make the gravy. In a small bowl whisk together the ¼ cup of water and the cornstarch.
- Remove 2 cups of the liquid from the crock pot and place in a sauce pan.
- Whisk in the water and cornstarch mixture in with the liquid.
- Heat over medium high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently for 3-5 minutes until it begins to thicken.
- Drizzle the gravy over the roast and carrots when serving and enjoy!
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