Thursday, April 2, 2009

Slow Cooker Pork Roast


Iron Chef Challenge - Crock Pot Throwdown

Are you a Food Network junkie? I know I am but since we cut cable to save $ (darn you Dave Ramsey!) I have been going through withdrawal. I am so excited that Heidi at Sacred and Profane hosts an Iron Chef Challenge each month. April's challenge is a Crock Pot Throwdown - woo hoo! I LOVE my crock pot, it feels like I am cheating and someone else is doing the cooking for me. Is there anything better than coming home to the aroma of a cooked meal? With the {obvious} exception of the scent of a new baby's head I should think not! I am really hoping I get picked with this entry:

Slow Cooker Pork Roast


1 boneless pork loin roast, 4 to 6 pounds

1 clove garlic, halved

salt and pepper

1 1/3 cups brown sugar, divided

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Wash pork roast, trim excess fat, pat dry and rub with garlic halves. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and then prick roast all over with a fork or skewer. In a cup or bowl, combine 1 cup of the brown sugar, the mustard and vinegar. Rub all over the roast. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 9 hours. Pour of the excess juices. Combine the remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar with cinnamon; spread the mixture over the top of the roast. Cover and continue cooking on LOW for 1 hour longer.

Note: I made this with a smaller Pork Loin and ended up over-cooking it. It still tasted great but watch your cooking time depending on the poundage of your meat.


  1. Thanks for entering!! We cut cable, too, but my mom records Food Network and HGTV for me while she's at work and mails me the videos. HA! I'm terrible.

  2. You know I've never made pork roast before... I know-insane! This might just be the recipe to get me out of my comfort zone. :)

  3. We love all things PIG, so I am saving this recipe! Yummy!!

  4. OMGosh! I just made this the other day! So funny! My honey said it was delish!

  5. Congrats! This recipe was chosen as a finalist in the Iron Chef:Crockpot Throwdown!

  6. That sounds really good and easy. And lucky me I have a bunch of pork in the freezer so I can try the recipe! Thanks!