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

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This pork roast makes a wonderful summer meal, as the oven never needs heating. It's so tender, it just falls apart when served.—Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 202 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cut roast in half. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown pork roast on all sides.
  3. Place roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Pour sauce over roast and turn to coat. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until meat is tender. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Pork Roast in Country Woman November/December 2002, p36

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Luugar User ID: 8559211 234073
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"I used pineapple chunks and mashed them a bit. I used just one can and added a cup of water. I followed the rest of the recipe. I served rice on side, using the juice in crockpot, on the rice. Was a nice blend of flavors."

rhwehrle User ID: 2248035 54123
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014


saxmom User ID: 3781643 65717
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013


hunterandblakesmom User ID: 7422859 45026
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"Delicious :-)"

gillettcookie User ID: 3422974 60334
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"looking for something different in the slow cooker with my pork roast. This fits the bill. The sauce is sweet and savory... very good!"

TSpahr User ID: 5938693 60331
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"I have made this recipe several times. My family loves it! The only change I make is to omit the lemon peel and smoke flavoring. Other than that, I keep it as is. I am never sure how long to cook it however, as the recipe says 6-7 hours and also 4 hours plus standing. I usually cook it the full time, but it always just falls apart. I think I will cut back the cooking time to 4-5 hours and see what happens. Delicious!!"

summer888 User ID: 4210811 53149
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Will definitely make this again. It's a good, solid recipe. The meat was so tender--it looked nothing like the photo because it all fell apart! I used fresh rosemary, and it might've been a little strong. Otherwise, great."

RedRain User ID: 702637 54120
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"Completely delicious recipe but 6-7 hours is far too long to cook a roast you've cut in half. The pork becomes very dry. particularly when cut in half! Cut the cooking time back by at least two hours. Other than that, it's a great recipe!"

jenko_luv User ID: 5999775 82598
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"Very delicious!!! The only thing I did differently was use a little bit of bacon renderings, white wine, a squirt of the concentrated lemon juice instead of peel, and half a packet of lipton onion powder packet."

Jug7238 User ID: 5844866 119666
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011

"We loved it"

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