Easy Slow Cooker Pork Roast

The balsamic glaze brightens up the flavor of this traditional family favorite and the red pepper flakes will give pork roast a little pop. Scrumptious!

Easy Slow Cooker Pork Roast | Simply Fresh Dinners

For years, pork was off my menu and I’m not sure even why.  I heard things about pork being unhealthy but when I started researching it, I realized the simple answer was to find a responsible farm where you know exactly what you’re getting.  I still will not buy pork in the grocery store but now that I have one of my favorite places to shop, Nicholyn Farms,  it’s on the grocery list again.

I’m a huge believe in the slow cooker even though I’m late to the game.  I find them especially helpful on Sundays when you can toss a roast, chicken or stew in there.   The leftovers are great for lunches for the week and it frees you up for the fun stuff.  I made some wonderful Pork Fajitas as well that I’ll be sharing next.

I’ve included a lot of slow cooker and easy recipes in my ebook titled, Simply Fresh Dinners.   The name seemed to fit, ha!  I’ve always been about ensuring that we can have healthy meals without spending a lot of money or loads of time in the kitchen.  This book gives you one month of easy, fresh, healthy meals and the shopping lists are even included.  A no-brainer, right? Simply Fresh Dinners - One month of easy, healthy meals for your family

I love to include my Apple and Quinoa Kale Salad with this meal because it gives you that wonderful crunch and color on your table.  Roasted carrots and potatoes are great sides with this dish as well – simple, healthy and delicious.  The kids will gobble it up.

How often do you include pork in your meals?  Show me what you’re doing in your kitchen – I’m so curious!  Hashtag #simplyfreshdinners on Instagram and share your culinary creativity.  Cheers!

This post is sponsored by Nicholyn Farms but my opinions of this magical place are all my own.

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Slow Cooker Pork Roast

The balsamic glaze brightens up the flavor of this traditional family favorite and the red pepper flakes will give pork roast a little pop. Scrumptious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 248 kcal
Author Robyn Gleason

Ingredients

  • 2 pound boneless pork shoulder roast (sirloin roast)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp raw honey

Instructions

  1. Season the pork with salt, pepper and red pepper

    flakes and place it into the slow cooker.

  2. Mix together the broth, vinegar, rosemary, garlic

    and Worcestershire sauce and pour it over the pork,

  3. Then pour the honey over and set the timer for 4

    hours on high or 6 – 8 hours on low

  4. Cook until pork is tender (medium rare —145°f,

    medium —160°f).

  5. Remove and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pork Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 234mg 10%
Potassium 538mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 8g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 2.3%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Chris Scheuer
    October 17, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Robyn, this sounds wonderful. I bet it’s so tender! I wish I had a Nicholson’s farm nearby, it sounds so amazing!

    • Reply
      Robyn
      October 19, 2017 at 5:21 am

      It truly is a one of a kind farm, Chris. It turns shopping into fun! 🙂

  • Reply
    John/Kitchen Riffs
    October 18, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Missouri has great pork raised by small farmers — it’s easy to find it in butcher shops (not so much in grocery stores). Anyway, love a good pork roast! Never made one in a slow cooker, though — gotta try that. Thanks!
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      Robyn
      October 19, 2017 at 5:23 am

      I think more and more smaller butcher shops are popping up as people return to eating more responsibly. I love a good pork roast too, John, but I never seem to be home long enough to make it, lol. Thanks for popping by!

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    October 19, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I am a huge pork fan and it’s great when you can find a source for great pork! Lovely dish and so easy in the slow cooker!

    • Reply
      Robyn
      October 19, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      Thanks, Jennifer. I sure had a lot of pork growing up as a kid and didn’t realize that I missed it so much. I’m grateful to have found Nicholyn Farms!

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    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    October 20, 2017 at 6:25 am

    I’m with you about a pork roast being a perfect weekend meal as it provides for good leftovers for another meal. Your balsamic glaze sounds like a nice flavor booster.
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      Robyn
      October 20, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Thanks so much, Karen. I think we need to make the most out of our meals with our busy schedules. I never thought I’d be an advocate of a slow cooker! lol
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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    October 20, 2017 at 10:44 am

    This looks incredibly tender Robyn – a great meal and so easy too! Love that balsamic glaze!
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      Robyn
      October 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      Thanks, Tricia. As much as I love cooking, I also love quick and easy ways to make healthy meals and this is so darn quick and effortless. I’m a big fan of a good balsamic glaze too 🙂
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    Sheila
    October 20, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    This pork roast is so delicious.It’s easy to prepare. My family had a blast having this last night. They were asking me how I did it. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    • Reply
      Robyn
      October 20, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      So glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe, Sheila! The flavors are wonderful after a full day of roasting. Cheers!

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