Crockpot Herb Pork Roast

Pork roast
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  • 8 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 8
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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.


What You'll Need

  • 4 large garlic cloves, quartered
  • 1 pork loin roast, boneless, about 4 to 5 pounds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 scant teaspoon dried leaf​ thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf​ sage, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf rosemary, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon, crumbled, optional
  • dash ground cloves or​ allspice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel, optional
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, optional

How to Make It

  1. 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.
  2. In a small bowl combine salt, herbs, and lemon peel. Rub seasoning mixture into the roast.
  3. 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.
  4. If desired, thicken juices. Remove roast from juices. Combine cornstarch with the 3 tablespoons water; stir until smooth then stir into the crockpot juices. Cook on HIGH until thickened. Serve with the pork roast.

    Serves 8.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 396
    Total Fat 20 g
    Saturated Fat 8 g
    Unsaturated Fat 9 g
    Cholesterol 120 mg
    Sodium 87 mg
    Carbohydrates 9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 42 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)