Slow cooker pork roast

One of my money saving and time saving strategies that I use every week is to cook a large portion of something while planning to use leftovers for another meal.  This slow cooker pork roast makes it into the rotation every couple of months, along with whole chicken, beef roast, and beans.  

This is a great meal when you are going to be working or busy all day and want to get the thought of dinner over with in the morning.  I made this last week, which was recital week at our house.  I’m sure many of you can relate to the chaos that is recitals/end of the school year events.  Recital week is crazy town because the dancers have to be dressed with hair and makeup ready to go backstage by 5:30.  It lasts until after 9pm and no messy food is allowed in the dressing rooms, which means dinner has to be ready early!  This year I was in the recital too with my adult dance class I’ve been taking, which added another element of craziness, all fun, but crazy nonetheless.  

These kinds of weeks are when I’m happy to have a strategy like this in my back pocket.  Slow cooker pork roast is very simple to prepare and requires basic ingredients.  Leftovers can be used for bbq pulled pork sandwiches, tacos, soup, on a salad, or on a baked potato, which makes for another fast and easy night of dinner.  

If your slow cooker is large enough, feel free to add veggies to this and make it a complete meal. Mine is small so not many fit and my family prefers roasted vegetables in the oven anyway. A salad or even raw fruit and vegetables would also suffice if you are really crunched for time. Do whatever works for your family though. You know them best.  

Slow cooker pork roast
Serves 8
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
8 hr
358 calories
3 g
157 g
12 g
54 g
4 g
222 g
391 g
2 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
222g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358
Calories from Fat 113
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
19%
Saturated Fat 4g
19%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 157mg
52%
Sodium 391mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates 3g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 54g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
2%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3-4 lb pork roast
  2. 3 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  3. 1 onion, sliced or cut into chunks
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1/4 tsp pepper, or more to taste
  6. 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Place pork roast in slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
  3. Add garlic on top along with the onions.
  4. Pour balsamic vinegar on top.
  5. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
Notes
  1. You can strain the liquid when finished cooking and boil it on the stove top until it is reduced by half and slightly thickened to make a sauce to pour on top. Feel free to add more salt and herbs of choice if desired.
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calories
358
fat
12g
protein
54g
carbs
3g
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2018-06-08T16:37:07+00:00

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