Crock Pot Herb Pork Roast

Pork roast
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
547 Calories
25g Fat
1g Carbs
75g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 547
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 227mg 76%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 75g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 999mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This flavorful, well-seasoned pork roast is a snap to prepare and cook in the slow cooker. Don't let the list of ingredients put you off, because some of them are definitely optional, and you probably have most of the dried herbs and spices on hand.

 

Ingredients

  • 4 large cloves garlic, quartered

  • 1 boneless pork loin roast, about 4 to 5 pounds

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 scant teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage, crumbled

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon, crumbled

  • 1 dash ground cloves, or allspice

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel, optional

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. With a small, sharp knife, make 16 small cuts—about 1/4- to 1/2-inch deep—in the pork roast. Insert the garlic quarters.

  3. In a small bowl combine salt, herbs, and lemon peel. Rub seasoning mixture into the roast.

  4. Pour 1/2 cup water into slow cooker; add the roast. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours. Pork roast should read at least 145 F on an instant-read thermometer.

  5. If desired, thicken juices. Remove roast from juices. Combine cornstarch with the 3 tablespoons water; stir until smooth then stir into the crock pot juices. Cook on HIGH until thickened. Serve with the pork roast.

  6. Enjoy.