Slow-Cooked Pork Roast Dinner Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Pork Roast Dinner Recipe

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This delicious recipe will give you the most tender pork you have ever tasted! You can cut it with a fork, and it's just as moist and tender the next day—if there are any leftovers. —Jane Montgomery, Piqua, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (2-1/2 pounds), halved
  • 4 medium potatoes (about 1-3/4 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen sliced carrots, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked pork with 2/3 cup vegetables and 1/3 cup sauce: 304 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 401mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the first nine ingredients until blended. Place onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Place roast, potatoes and carrots over onion. Pour sauce mixture over top. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until pork and potatoes are tender.
  2. Remove roast and vegetables from slow cooker; keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a small saucepan; skim fat. Bring juices to a boil. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with roast and vegetables. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Pork Roast Dinner in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p50

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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duggap User ID: 8713122 242464
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

"Being an old man living alone, I cut everything in half. It was the absolute best port roast I have ever cooked. The gravy at the end was wonderful. Definitely a super keeper."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 240957
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"Pork was very tender and full of flavor. I skipped the last step and did not make the gravy at the end to save time. My family thinks it turned out great even without it."

Lindsey146 User ID: 1688934 221896
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"Great taste. Due to husband's sensitivity to vinegar, I only used 1 T of Balsamic instead of 3 T of cider vinegar. It did the trick, he didn't notice it & LOVED the roast & this is a man who doesn't hand out compliments willy-nilly. Also used fresh baby carrots, unpeeled Yukon Gold potatoes, & Brown sugar. Crock pot on high for 6 hours & 2 on low. Was super tender! Next time I will double the sauce for gravy to have plenty for warm ups. TRY THIS ONE!"

luigimon User ID: 1692040 221527
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"Oh my gosh, is this good!!!! Wonderful flavor. Making it again!!!!"

downhomecat User ID: 6550580 174885
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

"I used onions from the garden and dried carrots from last years garden and my whole family loved this recipe. The roast was tender and juicy and the gravy was rich and the best I'd had in quite a while."

kristel.stephany User ID: 1297156 89283
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"I almost didn't make this recipe based upon the few negative reviews. I thought it was great recipe. I love slow cooker roast recipes with the vegetables included, then I get my whole meal prepared at once! I didn't find the vinegar to be overwhelming. My whole family enjoyed the meal."

Yeg User ID: 5810599 157992
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011

"There was simply an overpowering taste of vinegar. Plus when I made the "gravy" it was so thick it looked like tapioca. I'm not sure the ketchup was necessary, either. But, this is just my opinion..."

hlillis User ID: 1381495 176281
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"This dish was easy to make. The the meat & veggies cooked up great and I had even put the pork in still frozen. My family & I just didn't care for the seasoning."

sistersmelt User ID: 629973 174883
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2009

"The taste of the apple cider vinegar was very strong. I doubled the liquids/seasonings because I added a lot of vegetables to stretch it out to feed several people. The meat wasn't particular tender, even though I cooked it overnight in the crockpot."

lfchang User ID: 3020257 160296
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2009

"Please give us more low fat recipes!! Most of the ones posted have too much fat and sodium."

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