Crock Pot Pork Roast

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Making a Crock pot pork roast is easier than you think! With the slow cooker, the pork roast comes out tender, juicy, and perfectly cooked every time!

Here we have a pin that shows the finished pork roast in the slow cooker sliced and ready to be eaten.

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One of the benefits of making ANY recipe in the Crockpot is that you get to leave it alone and do something else. I love that my slow cooker makes meal time simple and hassle free.

This featured image shows the finished crock pot pork roast sliced and ready to be eaten.

This Crock pot pork roast will need to cook for 8-9 hours on low so it’s a great one to put on in the morning and let it do its thing while you do work, school, etc.

Does it matter what cut of meat I use for a pork roast?

It might seem crazy but it definitely matters. A pork tenderloin should never be cooked for such a long time. Tenderloin and roasts seem to be interchangeable in the pork world when it comes to labeling so make sure you check your packages to be sure you are getting a roast and not tenderloin.

It might seem crazy but it definitely matters. A pork tenderloin should never be cooked for such a long time. Tenderloin and roasts seem to be interchangeable in the pork world when it comes to labeling so make sure you check your packages to be sure you are getting a roast and not tenderloin.

Another pin showing the title at the top and the finished roast, sliced on a plate in the background.

A pork roast will benefit from low, slow, heat for a longer period of time. It allows some of that connective tissue to break down so the meat is nice and tender while also staying moist.

Tenderloin on the other hand doesn’t need a much time to cook and is better braised and roasted more quickly (at least in my experience/opinion)!

A view of the fully sliced pork roast that has been cooked in the crockpot.

What do I need to make this Crock Pot pork roast at home?

We’re going to gather a few ingredients that are fresh but most of these items you will likely have on hand in your pantry. Be sure to check the recipe card at the bottom of the post for more information on amounts, nutritional, info, and serving sizes!

The only truly fresh ingredient you’ll need is the pork roast! The great news is that they freeze really well. If you are like me and keep things on hand for easy meals having a pork roast in the freezer is a smart move.

A top down look at the crock pot pork roast on a platter surrounded by potatoes and veggies.

From the pantry grab the olive oil, salt and pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, beef broth, balsamic vinegar, honey, and soy sauce. This is a pretty simple combination of ingredients but the flavors come together beautifully to compliment the pork roast!

Here’s how to make my slow cooker roast:

In a mixing bowl, combine the beef broth, balsamic vinegar, honey, and soy sauce and set aside. In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Italian seasonings and set aside. 

A pin that has the title at the top and the finished pork roast sliced on a plate ready to eat at the bottom.

Cover the roast with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and cover the roast with the dry seasonings.

Score the top of the roast. Heat oil in a large skillet. Brown all sides of the roast, but do not cook the roast all the way through. 

A horizontal view of the finished roast sliced up on a plate with veggies and potatoes for a serving.

Spray slow cooker insert with cooking oil. Add the pork roast and pour liquid over the roast. Secure the slow cooker lid and cook on low for 8-9 hours or on high for 6-7 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°.

Open the slow cooker and remove the roast and place on a plate. Allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing.

The fully sliced pork roast is laid out on a cutting board with the sides in view in the background.

Looking for other delicious slow cooker recipes for dinner?

Of course the slow cooker is super versatile and can do everything from peanut butter lava cakes to beef ribs but if you are looking for easy dinner recipes, we’ve got you covered.

Try out my recipe for mac and cheese in the slow cooker. It’s so delicious, the perfect comfort food. Another favorite is this amazing nacho chicken and rice casserole dish.

Here we see a close up view of a portion of the crockpot pork roast on a plate with sides ready to be eaten.

If you like soup, give this creamy mushroom soup a try. It’s something a little different and so tasty! Another great soup to try is this sausage potato soup. It’s very hearty and filling.

Printable Crock Pot Pork Roast:

This featured image shows the finished crock pot pork roast sliced and ready to be eaten.

Crock Pot Pork Roast

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 9 hours
Total Time: 9 hours 20 minutes

Making a Crock pot pork roast is easier than you think! With the slow cooker, the pork roast comes out tender, juicy, and perfectly cooked every time!

Ingredients

  • 3-pound pork roast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ soy sauce

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the beef broth, balsamic vinegar, honey, and soy sauce and set aside. In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Italian seasonings and set aside.
  2. Cover the roast with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and cover the roast with the dry seasonings.
  3. Score the top of the roast. Heat oil in a large skillet. Brown all sides of the roast, but do not cook the roast all the way through.
  4. Spray slow cooker insert with cooking oil. Add the pork roast and pour liquid over the roast. Secure the slow cooker lid and cook on low for 8-9 hours or on high for 6-7 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°.
  5. Open the slow cooker and remove the roast and place on a plate. Allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 571Total Fat 40gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 153mgSodium 501mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 0gSugar 10gProtein 40g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

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