|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 22g||29%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||33%|
|Total Carbohydrate 16g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 12g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||7%|
|*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.|
A jazzed-up barbecue sauce and a variety of seasonings and spices make this a flavorful pork roast, cooked to perfection in the slow cooker. Serve the pork roast with potatoes or mac and cheese and your favorite side vegetables, or slice and serve in sandwiches with extra sauce and coleslaw.
For the Pork Roast:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, sliced or coarsely chopped
1 (2- to 3-pound ) boneless pork loin roast
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
For the Sauce:
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Gather the ingredients.
In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes.
If the roast is wrapped in netting, remove it. Sprinkle the roast all over with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Add to the onion and brown on all sides, about 8 to 10 minutes total.
Transfer the roast and onion to the slow cooker.
In a bowl, combine the sauce ingredients—barbecue sauce, brown sugar, cider vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, black pepper.
Pour over the roast.
Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours, or until the roast is tender and thoroughly cooked. The minimum safe temperature for pork, according to the USDA, is 145 F.
Carefully remove the pork loin roast to a pan or platter.
Skim excess fat from the sauce and pour it into a saucepan. Bring to a boil on the stovetop and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is reduced and thickened, about 4 minutes.
Put the pork loin roast and sauce back in the slow cooker and keep warm until serving time.
Slice and serve the pork roast. Enjoy.
- Double the sauce for the recipe and serve it on the side in a sauce dish or gravy boat.
- This recipe is excellent with boneless country-style ribs as well.
- A boneless pork shoulder can be used instead of the leaner pork loin roast. If you do use a pork shoulder, add at least 2 hours or more to the cooking time. It should be very tender.
- Replace the barbecue sauce ingredients with about 2/3 cup to 1 cup of your family's favorite commercial sauce.
- Add a small amount of liquid smoke or mesquite seasoning to the sauce for a smoky flavor.
- Add about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce mixture.