Onion-Topped Herbed Pork Roast Recipe
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Onion-Topped Herbed Pork Roast Recipe

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The herb rub and sliced onion add loads of flavor to this pork roast. I like to serve it with a side of parslied potatoes and a green salad for a well-rounded dinner.— Shelia Letchworth, Versailles, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8 hours + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8 hours + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (4 pounds)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons rubbed sage
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon browning sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 227 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 29g protein Diabetic Exchanges:4 lean meat, 1 fat


  1. Cut roast in half. Place pork and water in a 4-qt. slow cooker. Spread butter over meat. Combine the sage, parsley, pepper, garlic, oregano and salt; sprinkle over meat. Top with onion. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. If desired, thicken cooking juices. Stir in browning sauce if desired. Let meat stand 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Pork Roast in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2009, p60

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Aug. 27, 2015

"This was okay, but nothing special to anyone in my family."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2014

"This was really moist and we really liked it. I would not put as much spices on the top though, it seemed too much and too strong."

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"Wonderful flavor and so tender!"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"The meat was extremely tender and moist however my husband said I need to cut the sage in half next time."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"Enjoy slow cooker recipes like this one, makes my day easier, very tasty."

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