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Crock Pot Pork Roast Recipe

Updated on September 22, 2014
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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.

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Very easy to follow recipe.

Ingredients

  • 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
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 6 hours
Ready in: 6 hours 15 min
Yields: 4-6 people

Instructions

  1. 1. Peel and quarter the onions. Set them in the bottom of the crock-pot or slow cooker.
  2. 2. Rinse the pork roast and set it on a plate.
  3. 3. In a small bowl mix together the garlic powder, thyme, and fresh ground pepper.
  4. 4. Rub the spice mixture over the pork roast.
  5. 5. Mix 1 can of mushroom soup with 1/2 can of water.
  6. 6. Pour the soup and water mixture over the onions in the crock-pot.
  7. 7. Place the seasoned pork roast into the crock-pot.
  8. 8. Mix the remaining can of soup with 1/4 can of water.
  9. 9. Pour the mixture over the top of the pork roast.
  10. 10.Place the lid onto the crock-pot or slow cooker and cook on the low setting for 6 hours.
  11. 11.Roast will be ready when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  12. 12.Carefully remove the roast from the crock pot, slice, and serve.
  13. 13.ENJOY!
4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Pork Roast

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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.

RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel Turkey Lifter, Set of 2
RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel Turkey Lifter, Set of 2

Not only for turkeys but great for roasts, chickens, and lamb.

 

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.

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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Thanks for visiting today and have a nice day!

Please leave your comments below. I'd love to hear what you have to say. - If you have any questions about the recipe, please ask.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you Rachel, and nice to meet you!

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      I briefly went over you hubs, they look great. I will check them out more fully when I'm done with Christmas baking. I love pork in the crock pot, but I will definitely try.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beef and chicken are great in the crock pot too peachpurple. Thank you!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Linda, How nice that you won a pork roast. The American Legions are so great for all the stuff they do for their members. Hope you enjoy the recipe. I'm doing great thanks! Hope all is well with you too.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i usually use my crock pot for soups and porridge, yr pot roast pork makes my mouth water

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Hi Susan. I love this pot roast recipe. I just won a pork roast at a meat raffle at the local American Legion. I plan to use your recipe this Sunday during the Vikings football game. Thanks for the great recipe. Hope all is well my dear friend.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      SoyCandleLover, I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do.

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      BW Duerr 3 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Grest idea for a crock pot recipe. I've never thought about using a cream soup for a pork roast. I'll have to give it a try for my next dinner. Thanks for sharing.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Lynn Klobuchar: Now that sounds great. I'd love to try it that way.

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      Lynn Klobuchar 4 years ago

      One way I used my crock pot with pork was to finish off smoked pork shoulder for pulled pork. I smoke the shoulder outside for about 4 to 6 hours and then put it in the crock pot over night. Brilliant if I do say so myself! I am going to try your recipe soon -- it is COLD here again.

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      Lee Hansen 4 years ago from Vermont

      I just made a pork tenderloin in my slow cooker ... with onions, spices, carrots, potatoes, broth and cabbage. Yummy!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @smine27: I'm sure you easily could by cooking it slow and low :)

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I don't own a crockpot but I think I could replicate this recipe with my Le Creuset Dutch Oven.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Brite-Ideas: Crock Pots are fantastic for pulled pork. Hope you enjoy this recipe.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thanks for the recipe - think I'll give this one a try - I use my crock pot to make a pork recipe my mom gave me called 'Pulled Pork' - it's made with Gingerale or 7Up - the crock pot is excellent for pork recipes

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      It sounds delicious - I love to use my slow cooker throughout the year too but now the weather is getting colder I'm using it a lot more.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Gayle Dowell: Hope you enjoy it! Thank you :)

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      I love my crock-pot. Can't wait to try this pork roast recipe. Sounds great!

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      Stephanie Tietjen 4 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      I can see a crock pot in my future and a pork roast. I agree, it would be good for warm weather meals.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: I've never tried lamb cooking lam in a crock pot before. I usually roast mine.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I like to first brown my meat (pork/lamb/beef) on the stove-top before placing it into the slow-cooker - it seems to improve the flavor. Thanks for this great recipe!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @BlowDryBar: Thanks!

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      BlowDryBar 4 years ago

      This looks delicious and the lens is very rich in great info about both the roast and the side dishes.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Elsie Hagley: I can see your conundrum regarding the blow-flies. It does make the house smell wonderful no matter what time of year it is. Thanks so much for commenting and it's nice to meet you.

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      grannysage 4 years ago

      Someone gave a crock pot but so far I have used it for only a few dishes. We have a bit more money for food now, so this would be a great recipe to add to my collection. Thank you.

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice article. You are right, i don't use mine enough, true it would keep your kitchen cooler in the summer time, I haven't thought of that one.

      I wonder what it would smell like, in the summer time, living in the country I don't like cooking meat, especially stews, as the blow-flies come inside by the hundreds even though i use a fly deterrent in the kitchen-lounge, they just go to the back of the house and come in those windows, because I don't use a fly control in our bedrooms.

      Just a thought, must try it out when summer arrives in NZ.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @grannysage: I hope you enjoy it.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @happy-birthday: Thanks, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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      Birthday Wishes 4 years ago from Here

      Wonderful recipe! I will try it out!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @natureadventure: Thanks so much! I hope that you enjoy the recipe.

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      natureadventure 4 years ago

      Yummy... thank you very much for sharing the tips I think I will cook a pork roast with the help of your recipe guides. And congrats on LoTD!!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Kailua-KonaGirl: When I'm really ambitious in the kitchen I make my own cream of mushroom soup, but yes it is a great invention :) Thanks so much .... and nice to meet you.

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      June Parker 4 years ago from New York

      Isn't Cream of Mushroom soup a wonderful invention? I have used it often with just about every kind of meat with great success except lamb. I still love roast leg of lamb and lamb stews too much to try COMS on it. Anyway, I also love my crockpot, so a lean pork roast in COMS in the crockpot is sure to be a delicious! Rice is my soul food so I love adding the sauce to rice. Thanks so much for sharing and congrats on LOTD. I am pinning it to my "Cooking + Recipes" board to remind me when I am looking for an idea for cooking a pork loin.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @lollyj lm: Thanks so much!

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      Laurel Johnson 4 years ago from Washington KS

      My mom made wonderful pork and beef roasts in her crock pot. Thanks for reminding me of her delicious meals. Loved the lens. Congrats on LOTD.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @DebMartin: Aren't they the greatest :) Hope you enjoy the recipe.

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      What did we do before crock pots? You recipe is one I'll try. Thanks

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Ivylore: There are so many ways to use your crock pot. Hope you enjoy this recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @cgbroome: Hope you enjoy it.

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      cgbroome 4 years ago

      Wow, what a coincedent. I was looking for a crock-pot recipe for a roast and here it is! I'll be using this one in just a few weeks! Thank you.

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      Ivylore 4 years ago

      I am just starting to use my crock pot- made a pot roast just a couple of days ago. I will try this recipe- sounds good, thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @DrLibby: When I worked out of the home my crock pot was my best friend in the kitchen :)

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      DrLibby 4 years ago

      I'm a big fan of crock pots year round like you. as a businesswoman it maximizes by time & I can have a great dinner for my family very quickly.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ChristyZ: Thanks Christy! I know you'll like this one.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @diegocomercio: Thank you!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Mary Stephenson: Thanks so much!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @DebW07: Thank you!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Rhonda Lytle: Thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Margaret Schindel: Thanks so much!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @GoldenRod LM: I'm sure you're not very used to the humidity in Arizona. I spent a few years in California and the thing I loved the most was the lack of humidity. I hope that you enjoy the recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Rosetta Slone: I make pork several different ways in the slow cooker several ways. Love it :)

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      Rosetta Slone 4 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      Yum! I regularly make pork roast in the slow cooker. I don't use canned soup though - some salt and pepper, fresh herbs, glug of olive oil and some garlic is all it needs. I think I'll be making it again this weekend.

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      John R Wilsdon 4 years ago from Superior, Arizona USA

      Although Arizona is usually dry and hot in summer, we have gotten a lot of monsoon rain this year which changes things considerably. We have thick, dark clouds from Mexico blowing up and rain that makes the ground very wet. As a result, it is dark and humid. Your recipe will be just right for me to try. Thanks.

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      I love cooking pork In the crockpot, too. Congrats on your LOTD! :)

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      Congrats on LOTD! I love the idea of a home cooked, hearty meal without heating up the kitchen.

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      DebW07 4 years ago

      Looks delicious! Congrats on LotD!

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      Mary Stephenson 4 years ago from California

      Congratulations on LOTD

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      diegocomercio 4 years ago

      Hi Susan, Nice interesting lens.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Franksterk: Thanks so much!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @katiecolette: Thank you for pointing that out. I went and corrected it when I saw your comment.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @MBradley McCauley: I'd like to try making desserts in mine soon. One of my favorite recipes to make is meatballs with chili sauce and grape jelly.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @JohnTannahill: It's been really hot here this summer and my crock pot or slow cooker has gotten a lot of use.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Thanks so much!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Notafraid: Thank you!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Michey LM: Hope you enjoy the recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @LauraHofman: I think the recipe would be great with egg noodles.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @HappyTom LM: Thank you!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @SBPI Inc: Thanks :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @slpsharon: Thank you, I like to cook chickens in the crock pot too,

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      SBPI Inc 4 years ago

      Yummy

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @soaringsis: Thank you, and please let me know how you liked the recipe.

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      soaringsis 4 years ago

      I just picked up a pork roast, I will be trying your recipe. Congratulations on your LoTD. Thanks for sharing.

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      slpsharon 4 years ago

      Sounds good. I also like to cook a whole chicken with rosemary and thyme. Then make meals from it.

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      Tom Christen 4 years ago from Switzerland/Ecuador

      Great lens! Congrats to LOTD!

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      Laura Hofman 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      I look forward to trying your recipe...it sure sounds tasty! I think I'll serve it with egg noodles. Crockpots are super convenient when you are gone all day.

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      Good to know, it is a new recipe for me. Thanks!

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      Notafraid 4 years ago

      Looks delicious!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Terrific recipe. I definitely don't do enough crock pot cooking. Congratulations on getting the Purple Star and LotD!

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      John Tannahill 4 years ago from Somewhere in England

      I don't have a three quart crock pot but I do have a three and a half litre slow cooker. It's like tomato/tomato I suppose. I do agree, however, that it makes a lot of sense to use one in the summer even more than in winter. A lot of people don't really get that though.

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      MBradley McCauley 4 years ago

      I use my crockpot at least once a week all year long. I love it for making broth, veggie, chicken, etc which I put in ice trays to use for sauces and gravies. I cook meat which I then slice, use some and freeze some for later. So many things to do with the crockpot.

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      katiecolette 4 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Just wanted to let you know that your list of ingredients includes 1/4 Cup of water, and in the instructions, you are using 1/4 can of water. It's probably not that essential, but just wanted to check on the measurement. Thanks!

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      Frankie Kangas 4 years ago from California

      Sounds delicious. Gonna make it this week. Thanks for sharing and for an excellently crafted recipe lens. A well deserved LOTD. Bear hugs, Frankie

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Thanks Sharon! So nice to see you here.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Pork roast is one of my favorite meals. And it is great in a crock pot. I love the idea of the cream of mushroom soup. I will have to try it. Congratulations on LOTD!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ChristyZ: Thanks :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @KentuckyGal LM: Thank you!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Lorelei Cohen: Thanks so much!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @KandH: Thanks and nice to meet you.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Dressage Husband: Thank you!

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      Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      A quick recipe to prepare and you can have it cook while you are at work. Excellent idea! Well done on LOTD.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Raymond Eagar: Thank you :)

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      KandH 4 years ago

      Sounds like a great recipe, thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @getmoreinfo: It is great with potatoes and carrots :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @SavioC: Thank you!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @myspace9: Thanks!

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      Looks Delicious, congrats on Lens of the Day.

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      SavioC 4 years ago

      Sounds simple but a classic pork roast. Got to try this some day soon. Congrats .

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      This is one of my favorite meals to make because it can cook slow and is great with whole potatoes and carrots.

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      Raymond Eagar 4 years ago

      Mouth watering , all of a sudden I feel hungry .

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