Thursday, February 12, 2015

Savory Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Slow-cooker cooking is a great way to save time and still prepare a nutritious meal. Mainly fresh ingredients, cooked at a low temperature for a long period of time are used in slow-cooking. Consequently, nutrition-rich, natural juices from vegetables and meats are retained. Assemble the meal in the morning, put it in the slow cooker, and at the end of the day, dinner is ready without much mess or many dishes to clean. Vegetables cooked in a slow cooker can absorb stocks and spices, giving them fuller flavors. The high and low settings on the device allow you to adjust the temperature for the length of time you want the meal to cook. Although cooking on low is completely safe, if you're not home during the process. Slow-cookers use substantially less energy than a conventional electric oven.
  • 4 pounds pork loin roast
  • 1 onion cut into large chunks...
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

  • Place pork roast and onion in a 4-5 quart crock pot and sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder and salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl add coconut aminos, balsamic vinegar, mustard and maple syrup.
  • Whisk well to combine then pour over top of roast.
  • Cook on low for 6-8  hours or high for 3-4 hours.

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