Slow Cooker Pork Roast – crock pot season is here, and it is time for pure comfort food! Super easy pork roast for any night of the week.
As soon as the weather turns a little chilly I am looking for comfort food. This crock pot pork roast is pretty high up on the list of things that I am looking for. There is just something about the tender pork over mashed potatoes and gravy that gets me every time. It is awesome served with Roasted Asparagus on the side!
This slow cooker pork roast with onion soup is going to be a staple in your house. It is just a couple ingredients that you throw together and it comes out super flavorful, comforting, and the whole family loves it!
How to Cook a Pork Roast In A Slow Cooker
It really could not be any simpler. For this recipe you place your pork loin roast into the crock pot. Add a package of onion soup mix. And top of with some chicken stock. That is really it. The pork cooks with the soup mix and the stock all day and it comes out perfectly tender and juicy! To finish it I mix some of the pan drippings with a packet of gravy mix for a quick gravy to serve over mashed potatoes.
If you like to make gravy from scratch, you could take the drippings that are in the bottom of the pan and make gravy. I have never mastered the art of gravy, possible because I hardly ever eat it, so I rely on the packets.
How Long To Cook A Pork Roast In the Slow Cooker
All crock pots are different and the newer ones seem to cook way faster than they used to. So it can take a little practice to get to know your slow cooker and come up with the perfect time. For a pork loin I like about 8 hours on a low heat. I almost never turn mine to high because it just dries out the food. A little fat on the meat helps to keep things moist if you end up leaving it a little bit too long.
If you are using a pork shoulder, I like to do closer 8-10 hours to make sure it is really tender. The shoulder is a little bit tougher and needs just a little bit more time to really break down and become delicious. If you have an Instant Pot, check out Instant Pot Pulled Pork for an amazing recipe.
The shopping list for this recipe is relatively short. But that is great, because you can keep them on hand at all times to make this recipe any day of the week.
What you need:
- Pork Loin Roast. 3-4 pounds is perfect.
- Packet of onion soup mix
- Chicken Stock (I use low sodium)
- Packet of pork gravy mix
If I am using a larger roast, I like to cut it in half, so that the outside does not get over cooked before the center is done. Most of the pork loin roasts you can buy in the store these days are around the same weight. So you shouldn’t have to worry.
A crock pot pork roast can be great for entertaining or just a quick weeknight meal. I love being able to make crock pot recipes on busy days. I can just add everything in the morning and then when we are home and ready, dinner is waiting for us!
I put the pork roast in the crock pot in the morning and my house smelled amazing all day. One down side of working from home when you use the slow cooker, is you are hungry all day long! This Crock Pot Roast uses beef and pumpkin for fall, another great crock pot recipe!
My son is a huge fan of mashed potatoes and gravy lately, so that seemed like the perfect base for a pork roast. I used a packet of pork gravy, and in place of the water called for, I just used the juices in the crock pot. The pork roast was so tender and delicious. Definite comfort food for any night of the week! Up next in the slow cooker are Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches – another must make in the fall!
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- 1 3-4 pound pork loin roast
- 1 packet onion soup mix
- 2 cups low sodium chicken stock
- 1 packet pork gravy mix
- Place pork loin, onion soup mix and chicken stock into a slow cooker. Place on low for 8-10 hours.
- Once pork is cooked, and tender remove from slow cooker and use 2 forks to shred pork.
- Whisk together 1 cup of juices from the slow cooker and packet of gravy mix. Add to a small sauce and a bring to a boil. Cook for 1-2 minutes until it starts to thicken.
- Serve shredded pork with gravy.
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Amount Per ServingCalories 460 Total Fat 20g Saturated Fat 7g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 10g Cholesterol 182mg Sodium 673mg Carbohydrates 4g Fiber 0g Sugar 0g Protein 61g