Slow Cooker Pork and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Pork and Potatoes
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
588 Calories
21g Fat
33g Carbs
65g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 588
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 181mg 60%
Sodium 728mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 65g
Vitamin C 57mg 285%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 1633mg 35%
*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 hearty and satisfying one-dish meal for pork and potatoes cooks in your crock pot while you are out and about. The aroma that will greet you at the door is simply sublime.

You can use a bone-in pork roast for this recipe, but the cooking time should be increased by an hour or two. Cook the pork to a minimum temperature of 145 F; that is the safe temperature established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

You could brown the pork before you add it to the crock pot for more color and flavor. Just heat some oil in a pan and add the pork. Brown on all sides, turning when the meat releases from the pan. This whole process should take about 10 minutes. Then spread the pork with the mustard mixture and continue with the recipe.


  • 1 pound small red potatoes, halved

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 medium red bell peppers, cut into large pieces

  • 1 (3-pound) boneless pork loin

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth

Steps to Make It

  1. Place potatoes and bell peppers in the bottom of 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. 

  2. In a small bowl, mix mustard, thyme, salt, and pepper and spread evenly over pork.

  3. Place the pork on top of the vegetables in the slow cooker and pour beef broth over all.

  4. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours. Slice pork and serve with vegetables and juices. If you have a new, hotter cooking crock pot, cook on low for 6 to 7 hours until pork registers 145 F.

Recipe Variations

  • You can use other vegetables in this simple and flavorful recipe. Add some whole or sliced mushrooms, add cubed parsnips or turnips, or stir in some corn just before serving.

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