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Onion-Topped Herbed Pork Roast Recipe

Onion-Topped Herbed Pork Roast Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked meat with about 2 tablespoons gravy (calculated without browning sauce) equals 227 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.

Reviews for Onion-Topped Herbed Pork Roast

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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."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"I use bone-in for better flavor. This is very rich-yum !"

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"Very flavorful!"

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"I made this pork roast for Easter dinner this year. It came out so tender and juicy and everyone loved it!"

Reviewed May. 2, 2012

"This was fabulous - so tender and moist."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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