Slow-Cooker Roast Pork with Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce

What a meal.  Busy life = slow-cooking meat = happy family. 

Again, I am embracing the slow-cooker.  It’s saving me! However, have you ever been home all day while the slow-cooker is going?  Or worse asleep at night while it’s cooking? I feel like I snack more while those amazing smells are wafting from the kitchen.  Then the kids come home from school and whine until dinner because they smell the food too.  And want it.  Oh well, a small price to pay for an awesome meal.

This pork, is melt in your mouth delicious.  And you can literally throw it together in 5 minutes and be on your merry way.  When you get home you will have a fabulous, slightly sweet and savory meal that goes QUITE well with mashed potatoes.  And there is so much juice to pour over the meat, leaving it moist and yummy. Ah, bliss.

We will be doing this one again and again this winter.

Slow-Cooker Roast Pork with Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce
Serves six

1 boneless pork roast, about 4 to 5 pounds, remove any string that might be holding it together
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
Garlic powder
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

Remove any string that be tying the pork and pat the roast dry.  Season the roast with Kosher salt, pepper and garlic powder.  (Get the seasoning in all the crevices).  Place roast in the slow-cooker.

In a large bowl mix together pineapple, cranberry sauce, nutmeg, cloves and 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt.  Pour over the pork in the slow-cooker.  Cover and cook for 7.5 hours on low.

Serve slices of pork with sauce spooned over top.

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  1. Barbie with a T 1

    YUM. I had a similar meal today and it was also delicious. That crockpot comes in handy so many days of the week! Pineapple and pork just seem to go together. Reminds me of a Hawaiian luau!

  2. This recipe is one I will most definitely be trying very soon ! I love crock-pot meals that allow me to get a lot done outside and enjoy a yummy meal after I come indoors after a hard day’s work with the sheep and our gardens.Plus, the aroma of darn good cooking filling the house just leaves me with a sense of well-being and knowing I will have a full tummy very soon.

  3. Carole Resnick 3

    This looks so good!!! Have all the ingredients on hand. Tomorrow’s dinner is now planned. May be good with a beef roast but then again it may be too sweet. In either case going to serve over cooked rice.

  4. Lynda 4

    I love the sound of this meal. I don’t use my slow cooker near enough, so I’m bookmarking this to try next week. Thanks!

  5. This will definitly be making an appearance on our dinnertable!

  6. slow cooker + excellent recipe = magnificent meal

  7. Shannon W. 7

    Hi, are you using a pork shoulder (Boston butt) or a regular pork roast?

  8. Noble Pig 8

    I’ve used both. I like the butt better.

  9. Alex 9

    If i dont have whole cranberry, do you think we can use the jellied version?

  10. Noble Pig 10

    I don’t think that would be a problem.

  11. Linda 11

    Would this work with bone-in pork sirloin roast?

  12. Diane 13

    Has anyone tried this without. The cranberry sauce? My husband hates cranberry sauce so. Could something else be subbed?


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