Okay, let’s talk about food made in a slow cooker…
It just doesn’t photograph well!
After simmering all day to the point where the meat just falls apart when you touch it, it is next to impossible to get a blog-worthy picture!
I have made this pork roast on three separate occasions, trying to get a better picture each time, but this is as good as it gets my friends. However, I knew that I had to share the recipe because it’s amazing!
So, just like you don’t judge a book by it’s cover, don’t judge this recipe by it’s picture. One bite and you will be so happy you gave it a try!
The name of this roast is because it is definitely company-worthy to serve to family or friends who come over . . . the smells that come from your slow cooker while this cooks all day are absolutely amazing!
In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper on all sides of roast and then brown all sides of the roast in the olive oil (I usually sear each side for 2-3 minutes). Place roast in slow cooker (also, scrape whatever is left in the skillet into the slow cooker - it adds good flavor!).
In a medium bowl, mix together honey, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, dry mustard, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Pour over the top of the pork roast and cook on low for 5-7 hours (depending on the size of your roast).
When finished cooking, remove roast from slow cooker and place on a serving place. Pour remaining liquid from slow cooker into a medium-sized saucepan and heat on stove over medium-high heat. Mix together cornstarch and cold water, then add to saucepan. Cook until sauce starts to thicken, then pour over the top of pork roast.