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!
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?
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.
Slow Cooker Pork Roast
- 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
Season the pork with salt, pepper and red pepper
flakes and place it into the slow cooker.
Mix together the broth, vinegar, rosemary, garlic
and Worcestershire sauce and pour it over the pork,
Then pour the honey over and set the timer for 4
hours on high or 6 – 8 hours on low
Cook until pork is tender (medium rare —145°f,
Remove and serve.