Friday, November 20, 2009

Tangy slow cooker pork roast

The other day I made the yummiest pork roast in the slow cooker and I just had to share. Not only did the husband and daughter rave about it but it was super easy and the leftovers have been scrumptious. I should know since I've been eating them for the past two days!

I found the original recipe on and tweaked it according to a view reviewers suggestions. The final result was super tasty. Here's the recipe with my changes. (You can find the original Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast recipe here.)

Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast
1 large onion, sliced
2 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin roast
1 1/2 cups hot water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 dashes hot pepper sauce, or to taste

Arrange onion slices evenly over the bottom of the slow cooker and place the roast on top of the onion. In a bowl mix together water, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, black pepper, salt, minced garlic and hot sauce; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.

We enjoyed it that night as is and then shredded the leftovers for pork tacos, which I have been eating incessantly since yesterday. My fave is to put a small tortilla on a plate, top with shredded pork, heat in the microwave for 30 seconds and then top with shredded cheese and a little ranch.

What would be even better is some creamy cilantro-type ranch dressing from Cafe Rio or Bajio! Can you say "party in my tummy?" --Emily


Kami said...

Yum! I will try this one for sure, I always love recipes that I can use my crock pot. Thanks Emily!

The Double Dipped Life said...

This looks sooo good! And not to hijack- I was going to leave a comment anyway- but I have a recipe for the cilantro dressing just like Cafe Rio's!

Cristie said...

What a great recipe for pork in the crock pot. I've done similar ones, but I like your changes. One for the bookmark! Thanks.

Emily Hill said...

Kami, I too love finding new recipes for the crock pot.

Double Dipped Life, thank you for the link to that recipe! I love that dressing!

Cristie, thanks for bookmarking it!

Quinn said...

Ooooooh!!! Yummy!!!!!! This recipe looks fantastic!!! And the pic looks yummy, too! xoxoxo

Jill said...

We would starve without our slow cooker. Thanks for the recipe! I'm going to have to try it this week.

Brooke said...

I have favorited this and am totally going to make this tomorrow! You or I must've been inspired because randomly I bought a pork roast right before you posted this recipe. Meant to be! :) Thanks for sharing. That taco wants to be in my tummy right NOW. :)

Steph said...

My hubby could live on pork roast alone. And this recipe is quick and easy. Which is GREAT for busy days. Now I am hungry.