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.
Today I am taking the day off from work and just doing nothing. Well, not nothing. I am spending the day with a friend. A little girl time, yummy food, laughs, and I am sure a drink or two. Maybe we will start at home with a Red Wine Spritzer before heading out for lunch. Sounds like the perfect Friday to me!
My son has off from school today and his Grandparents are in town. They took him on an impromptu trip, so suddenly my calendar is free! Hope you have a great Friday!
Crock pot season is officially here, right? We have had the strangest fall in Colorado, so it is kind of hard to tell. Most of September was in the 80’s and even 90’s. Then October came and it was still in the 80’s, but with a few days in the 60’s. But this week has been actually been cool.
So I am calling it. Comfort food, crock pot, slow cooker season is here! I am a starting off with a good one. A slow cooker pork roast. We love pork in this house, and a pork roast is a common weekend meal here. But I wanted to be able to have it any night of the week, so I broke out the slow cooker! My husband requested Slow Cooker Tikka Masala, but I over ruled him.
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 10 year old 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