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.
It’s quick, simple, and full of amazing flavor. This pork roast is not going to let you down, I can promise you that.
Mistakes that will dry our your roast:
Some pork roasts can be extremely juicy, while others are incredibly dry. This could be just a cut of the meat, however, it could also be something that you are doing wrong. Here is how to keep your roast perfectly moist and juicy, every time.
- Cook the roast according to it’s size. If you got a small roast, it’s not going to need to cook as long. This is a common mistake people will make when cooking their roast.
Depending on what size roast you get, and how heavy it is, will determine how long it needs to cook. It could even be 30 minutes less in the slow cooker, if you did get a smaller one.
Low and slow is always good to remember when cooking meat in the slow cooker.
- Don’t open up the slow cooker. This is the biggest mistake people make that will quickly dry out their meat. They keep checking on it, and all the moisture that has built up in the slow cooker, is released and the slow cooker and meat have to work to get it back.
Keep the slow cooker closed until close to the end of your cooking. There is no need to randomly open it as it cooks.
- Don’t cut into the roast as it is cooking. This is similar to opening the lid of the slow cooker. All that moisture is released, and if it leaves the meat, it will be hard to get that back. Don’t cut into it. Use a thermometer to check the meat if worried.
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Slow Cooker Company Pork Roast Recipe
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 pounds pork loin roast
- ⅓ cup honey
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- pepper, to taste
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 Tablespoons cold water
- Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
- 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.
- Slow Cooker
- Non-stick Cooking Spray
- Medium Bowl
Recipe slightly adapted from Food.com