Contest-Winning Teriyaki Pork Roast Recipe
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Contest-Winning Teriyaki Pork Roast Recipe

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How good is this dish? Well, Debbie Dunaway in Kettering, Ohio says it’s the only kind of meat her two young kids will eat and enjoy—other than hot dogs! It's also incredibly easy to make and simply delicious!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 545 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 194mg cholesterol, 945mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 56g protein.


  1. Cut roast in half; rub with brown sugar. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Pour apple juice and soy sauce over roast. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove roast; cover and keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into juices. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Teriyaki Pork Roast in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007, p33

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 231324
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2015

"I made this for dinner tonight. Big hit my mom had seconds!!"

Colleen777 User ID: 3892364 218670
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"I want to make a correction about the roast.....there is no such thing as a "shoulder butt roast" A shoulder roast and a butt roast are on opposite ends of the pig. Butt roasts are the better cut as they have less fat than shoulder roasts."

KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 168271
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2014

"I made this for Sunday dinner. Everyone raved about it! I added peeled sliced carrots the last half of cooking time. Definitely one of our "go to" favorites!"

NoodleNel User ID: 6393598 147475
Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"A big hit with the whole family! So easy to make!"

kassie1 User ID: 1288048 147473
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"So good! Like other reviewers, I didn't have apple juice on hand so I used 1c unsweetened apple sauce. Added green onion, 2-3 cloves chopped garlic, and 1/2-1T chopped gingerroot to the sauce. At the end, I strained the juices in a mesh strainer and ended up thickening the sauce on the stove because it wasn't happening very fast in the crockpot. Served with brown rice & mixed veggies (blended together). Definitely my go-to recipe for pork roasts."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1164962 94704
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2013

"This is a favorite. I do cook it for the full eight hours. I also use regular Mott's Apple Juice instead of unsweetened. When I remove the roast I do take off an excess fat before covering to rest for the 15 minutes. I then strain the juices into the pan to catch any extra fat and then I boil the liquid with the cornstarch and cold water in a pan on the stove. I shredded the pork after it has set and put it back into the slow cooker and mix the sauce in and serve as pulled pork either plain or on sandwiches. Delicious!"

sonyrobin User ID: 1630539 168264
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"It was very greasy and I even cut some of the fat off the roast. The gravy, however, was very good but I don't think I'll be making this again."

ljguffey User ID: 7425802 147472
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

"It was excellent. I used pork tenderloin and added sweet potatoes. Great flavor!"

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 147466
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"The family loved it, even the picky ones. I will make this again!"

WendyHewitt User ID: 1363693 162400
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"Awesome and so very easy to throw together!!!!"

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