Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pork Roast in a Crockpot

Sounds simple huh?  And something that you should be able to find a recipe for easily right?  WRONG!  Almost all of the recipes that I came across when searching for a recipe were sweet.  One thing Tony hates is sweet pork.  Sadly I am sure the rest of us like it but just never get to eat it…

This recipe came from about 10 different sources that I put together.  I am claiming it as mine and it is delicious!  I may have over cooked it a bit this time but trust me on this the first time I made it perfectly!  I will be making this again and again!

I used a pork sirloin roast. The one in the mesh cotton bag. I am sure any one but the tenderloin would work, would be too dry.  The picture below is only one of the 2 pieces in the bag.


Pork Roast in a Crockpot

Peel some garlic and pierce the roast with as many holes as you have garlic and push the garlic into the holes. I do about 3 or 4 cloves in each piece of meat. (the garlic will be pushed out during cooking, see pic, but the flavor is still there)

Make a mixture of:

1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried sage
1/4 tsp rosemary
1 tsp lemon zest
dash of ground cloves

rub this all over the meat and place in the crockpot.

Add 1/2 cup of water around the side and cook on low for about 6 hrs.

Thicken the juice with some flour to make a gravy to serve with the egg noodles you will really want to have with this!!!

***As a rule we only eat “Happy Meat” but happy pork roast is hard to come by here.  I did break the rule on this one and used CAFO pork *hanging my head in shame* but my family really wanted pork…



Maria said...

I never use our crockpot, thanks for the reminder!

RecipeGirl said...

I NEED good crockpot recipes... never seem to have a good one to try on those busy baseball nights! Saved!

Lys said...

This seems like a winning recipe. I have noticed that many of the pork recipes for crockpots are too sweet and if I want something savory I normally make a pork tienda. Will have to try this one - great post Judy!

Barbara @ VinoLuciStyle said...

Nice spice combo; not sure I've typically combined sage and thyme.

The only difference for me is I'll use fresh herbs. For anyone who has any space for many herbs are perennials including sage and thyme and the difference in flavor when using fresh vs dried is amazing. In Denver, I have to get a new rosemary plant each spring but it's even perennial in a lot of places.

Crockpot recipes are always appreciated, especially ones with results that look this good. Thanks!

dining tables said...

I am trying to go in a diet but how can I if there are delicious food like this? Looks so fabulous!

The Bush League Cook said...

This looks so great! I made a list of 100 cooking goals, and pork roast is on it--may have to try this! Thanks!

Regina K said...

Judy, I was browsing thru blogs, one of my favorite past times and happened upon yours. Loved it. I added you to my bookmarks to follow. I enjoy your recipes particularly your pork roast in crock pot and your own strawberry birthday cake. It is beautiful. I am a huge strawberry fan. Thank you for an inspiring blog. Regina

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Levinson Axelrod said...

Excellent slow roasted pork.