Slow Cooker Mondays: 4 Ways To Cook A Pork Roast

I love cooking roasts in the crock pot! In fact it’s the first thing I ever did in there that gave me inspiration to cook and when it turned out moist and delicious I was confident enough to try other things. When I teach classes I always say,

Cheap meat tastes great in the crock pot!

Buy meat on sale for $1.50#, throw it in the crock pot with some water and a few hours later you’ve got an amazing meal. Rarrrrrrrrely can you overcook it and instead it’s fit for company. But simply throwing water on is not the only way to cook a roast and indeed not my favorite so here are 4 ideas.  Remember a  large Pork Roast that’s about 6-7 lbs should be cooked on low 9 ½ hours or high 7 ½ hours. A smaller roast or pork loin that’s around 3-4 lbs needs about 6 hours on low or 5 hours in the pot.

1) Cream Soup.
The salt of the soup and richness of the meat comes alive and produces a great “gravy” once the joint is cooked when you simply use a can of soup. I like using mushroom soup as it adds in some vegetables but all you do is layer vegetables, potatoes on the bottom and then add the roast on top. Pour the soup over the top and cook.

2) Onion Soup Mix.
This is the way my friend Britt cooks her roasts and when I tried I decided she was a genius! Simply layer the items in your pot and add a cup of water. Then sprinkle the soup mix over the top of the roast for a great flavored roast.

3) Honey Dijon.
Combine: 1/2 cup white wine, 1 T dijon mustard, 4 T. honey, 2 T. brown sugar
Pour over the top of meat and vegetables in the pot.

4) Glazed.
Combine: 1 tsp rosemary, 3 T. vinegar and 1 cup of red jam.
Pour over the meat for a sweet glazed taste.

How about you? How do you cook a pork roast?

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