Make dinner easy with these slow cooker roast pork recipes that basically makes itself. These family-friendly dishes are perfect for a busy weeknight meal.
1. Best Slow Cooker Pork Roast
Directions: Rub pork roast all over with onion soup mix and place roast in the slow cooker. Pour cranberry sauce over roast. Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours. Remove roast to a platter, reserving juices in the slow cooker.
Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk flour into melted butter to form a paste. Pour reserved juices from the slow cooker into the butter mixture, whisking constantly, until gravy lightens in color and thickens, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Serve gravy alongside roast.
2. Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast
Directions: Arrange onion slices evenly over the bottom of the slow cooker, and then place the roast on top of the onion. In a bowl, mix together water, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and hot sauce; pour over roast.
Cover, and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours, or on High for 3 to 4 hours.
3. Slow Cooker Apple Cider Braised Pork
Directions: Season pork with salt and black pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Sear pork on all sides in the hot oil until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer pork to the slow cooker. Reduce stovetop temperature to medium; cook and stir shallots and celery in the skillet until they begin to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in apple cider vinegar and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until liquid is nearly evaporated, 4 to 5 minutes.
Pour shallot mixture over pork shoulder in the slow cooker. Add apple cider, garlic cloves, and bay leaf. Cover, set slow cooker to Low, and cook until fork-tender but not falling apart, about 6 hours. Turn pork over every 1 to 2 hours. Remove pork roast to a plate and cover loosely with foil.
Pour remaining liquid from the slow cooker through a fine mesh strainer into a large saucepan; place over high heat. Discard bay leaf and other solids. Bring sauce mixture to a boil, decrease heat and cook, skimming fat from the top, until reduced to 1/4 of the original volume, about 10 minutes.
Remove sauce from heat and stir in Dijon mustard and cayenne pepper. Slowly whisk in cold butter until incorporated. Sprinkle in fresh herbs and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Cut pork into 1/4-thick slices and serve with sauce poured over the top.
4. Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Directions: Line a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with Slow Cooker Liner. Combine onions and beer in prepared slow cooker. If necessary, cut meat so it will fit in cooker. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, teaspoon cumin, black pepper, and garlic powder. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over all sides of meat; rub in with your fingers. Place meat in cooker.
Cover and cook 8 to 10 hours on low or 5 hours on high. Transfer meat to a cutting board. Pull meat apart into shreds using two forks. Return meat to the slow cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce, vinegar, honey, teaspoon cumin, and ginger gently with a rubber spatula. Heat through.
Spoon meat into buns with a slotted spoon. Drizzle with sauce mixture as desired. Top with Lime Carrot Slaw.
Lime Carrot Slaw: Place a bag of pre-shredded cabbage and carrots into a large bowl. In a screw-top jar, combine olive oil; lime zest; lime juice; jalapeno; honey; salt; and black pepper. Cover and shake to combine. Stir into the cabbage mixture.
5. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin
Directions: Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown tenderloins on all sides, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mix together teriyaki sauce, chicken broth, and brown sugar in a bowl. Stir in garlic, red chile pepper, onion, and black pepper.
Put browned tenderloins into slow cooker, cover with the teriyaki sauce mixture. Cook on Low for about 4 hours, turning 2 to 3 times during the cooking time to ensure even doneness. Internal temperature in the tenderloin should reach 180 degrees F (82 degrees C).
Remove tenderloins from the slow cooker and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing. If desired, spoon liquid over slices when serving.
6. Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker
Directions: Place pork tenderloin in a slow cooker with the contents of the soup packet. Pour water, wine, and soy sauce over the top, turning the pork to coat. Carefully spread garlic over the pork, leaving as much on top of the roast during cooking as possible. Sprinkle with pepper, cover, and cook on low setting for 4 hours. Serve with cooking liquid on the side as au jus.
7. Pork Roast with Herb Rub
Directions: Whisk salt, garlic powder, celery salt, ginger, mustard, black pepper, basil, oregano, and thyme together in a small bowl.
Cut 1/4-inch deep slits in the fat-side of the roast about 1 1/2-inches apart. Rub spice mixture all over prepared roast to cover completely. Place roast in a slow cooker, pour wine over the top and drizzle with honey.
Cook on High until tender, 3 to 4 hours.
8. Healthier Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker
Directions: Place pork tenderloin in a slow cooker with sliced onions. Pour water, wine, and soy sauce over top, turning pork to coat. Spread garlic over the pork, leaving as much on top of roast as possible. Sprinkle with pepper. Cover and cook on Low setting, until pork is slightly pink in the center, about 4 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
Serve with cooking liquid on the side as au jus.
9. Slow Cooker German-Style Pork Roast with Sauerkraut and Potatoes
Directions: Place the potatoes, garlic, salt, and pepper in a slow cooker; stir to coat. Season the pork roast with salt and pepper; lay atop the potatoes. Pour the sauerkraut over the roast; sprinkle with caraway seeds.
Cook in slow cooker on Low 8 to 10 hours.
10. Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Pork Roast
Directions: Coat a slow cooker with cooking spray. Place the bell pepper strips and pork chops into the slow cooker. Pour the teriyaki sauce, vinegar, red pepper flakes, and garlic over the pork chops.
Cover and cook on Low until the pork is very tender, 8 to 9 hours. Once tender, remove the pork from the slow cooker, and whisk in the peanut butter until smooth. Return the pork to the slow cooker, and cook 10 minutes more.
Pour into a serving dish and sprinkle with green onions and peanuts to garnish. Decorate with lime wedges to serve.