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Pork and Cabbage Dinner

I put on this pork roast in the morning to avoid that evening dinner rush so common on busy weeknights. All I do is fix a side of family-favorite potatoes and we can sit down to a satisfying supper.—Trina Hinkel, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (4 to 6 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds, cabbage, cut into 2-inch pieces


  • Cut carrots in half lengthwise and then into 2-in. pieces. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the water, soup mix, garlic and celery seed. Cut roast in half; place over carrot mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.
  • Reduce heat to low; cook for 4 hours. Add cabbage; cook 2 hours longer or until the meat and cabbage are tender.
  • Remove meat and vegetables to a serving plate; keep warm. If desired, thicken pan drippings for gravy and serve with the roast.

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  • Kristena
    Dec 3, 2017

    The title says cooking time is 4 hours, but directions say 8. We found it a bit bland the first time I made it, so used a Southwest flavored roast the second time and it was a hit!

  • nancymcf
    Apr 24, 2012

    What a delicious flavor. This would be a great Sunday afternoon dinner. Was a little confused about the time schedule though. The prelim says 15 minute prep and 4 hours cooking, however, the recipe uses 6 hours. The temperature on the roast was at 170 degrees after 4 1/2 hours so I removed the roast and continued on with the cabbage by itself. It turned out great! I will definitely make it again.

  • hartmr
    Oct 17, 2011

    Pretty decent, but had way too much liquid.

  • lltooley
    Mar 29, 2011

    Very tender, lots of flavor! We will definatley make this dish again at our house. It was easy to cook since it was in the crock pot. It's pretty much a meal in itself but we liked some applesauce on the side. It was great!

  • katiesnewlife
    Mar 27, 2010

    This was great. My roast was at 160 degrees well before the six-hour mark, so I'll adjust the time next time. But the cabbage just melts in your mouth; the meat was very moist; and it made a definitely decent gravy. Big thumbs up to this one.