Crock Pot Pork Roast Recipe
Crock Pots and Slow Cookers
Many people only think about using their crock pots when the weather outside is damp, chilly or cold. I like to use mine throughout the year, and especially during the summer months. When it's hot out and you don't want to heat up your kitchen a crock pot can be the perfect solution.
Today I'm making a family favorite recipe using a pork loin boneless roast along with onions, spices, and cream of mushroom soup. This roast when cooked is fork tender and you will not need to use a knife to cut it.
Very easy to follow recipe.
- 1 pork loin boneless roast (Mine weighed 5 pounds)
- 2 medium to large cooking onions peeled and quartered
- 1 Tbs. of garlic powder
- 2 - 3 good pinches of dried thyme leaves (fresh if you have)
- Fresh ground pepper
- 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 can of water
- 1/4 can of water
- 1. Peel and quarter the onions. Set them in the bottom of the crock-pot or slow cooker.
- 2. Rinse the pork roast and set it on a plate.
- 3. In a small bowl mix together the garlic powder, thyme, and fresh ground pepper.
- 4. Rub the spice mixture over the pork roast.
- 5. Mix 1 can of mushroom soup with 1/2 can of water.
- 6. Pour the soup and water mixture over the onions in the crock-pot.
- 7. Place the seasoned pork roast into the crock-pot.
- 8. Mix the remaining can of soup with 1/4 can of water.
- 9. Pour the mixture over the top of the pork roast.
- 10.Place the lid onto the crock-pot or slow cooker and cook on the low setting for 6 hours.
- 11.Roast will be ready when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- 12.Carefully remove the roast from the crock pot, slice, and serve.
Helpful Tool - Turkey Lifters
When removing roasts from a crock-pot be very careful as everything is very hot. I've found that using turkey lifters for removing a roast very helpful.
Side Dish Suggestions
After you've removed the roast from your crock-pot there will be all the leftover cream of mushroom soup. This can be used as a gravy to serve over the roast itself, over mashed potatoes, or egg noodles.
Rice goes very well as a side with this meal.
I like to serve this roast with a side salad, and one or two vegetables such as steamed broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, or a veggie stir fry.
When it's too hot to turn on the stove make several salads such as three bean, coleslaw, garden, spring mix, or a Caesar salad. Or make a cold veggie platter with sliced cucumber, tomatoes, baby carrots, and raw broccoli.
Add a pickle tray to the mix, or perhaps some small dinner rolls.
Great Crock Pots
If you don't have a crock pot or slow cooker this is a great small appliance to own. You can start dinner early in the day and then forget about it until it's time to eat. The wonderful aromas coming from the crock pot will make your home smell so good.
Perfect for anyone that has a busy lifestyle. The meals you can make are endless. They are fantastic for making baked beans, soups, stews, pulled pork, meatballs, and more. You can even make desserts in a crock pot.
If you are going to a family function, potluck, or somewhere that you need to take along a prepared dish; a crock pot can be easily taken taken with you. Easily prepare the food beforehand and plug it in when you arrive.
Most crock pots and slow cookers come with temperature settings of low, high, and keep warm. If the meal is cooked before you're ready to eat simply set the temperature on keep warm.
Delicious Crock-Pot Recipes
Using Your Crock-Pot
So many people I've talked to have a crock-pot but never use it. They say they've used it once or twice and have it in the back of their pantry or cupboard.
Do you use your crock-pot or slow-cooker?
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