With weather cooling, daylight shortening and a busy holiday season quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time of year to gather in the kitchen over a good meal. Cooking can be a wonderful family affair, and The National Pork Board recently enlisted the assistance of Catherine at weelicious as a “Moment Maker.” She created the perfect recipe for one of these moments: Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples and Onions. There is so much to love about this easy, flavorful dish that it will no doubt quickly become a family favorite in your household.
Not only did Catherine create this great recipe, her and her daughter showed us how easy it really is via Facebook Live. Watch the video here. Get the recipe below, and check out weelicious’ blog post highlighting her family’s moment.
Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples and Onions
1 3-5 pound boneless pork loin roast
1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
salt and pepper, to taste
3 pink lady or gala apples, cored and cut into 8 wedges
2 yellow onions, sliced
1 small head purple cabbage, sliced
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup low sodium chicken stock or apple juice
2 tablespoons honey or brown sugar
Melt oil or butter in a large sauté pan (or use your slow cooker if it’s safe to sauté with) over medium high heat. Season pork with salt and pepper and sauté on each side for a total of 4 minutes. Set aside.
Place the remaining ingredients in a slow cooker and top with pork.
Cook the pork for 5-6 hours on LOW (about 1 1/4 hours per pound) until pork is cooked through and the fruit and vegetables are fork tender. The National Pork Board recommends cooking pork chops, loin roasts and tenderloin to an internal temperature between 145°F (medium rare) and 160°F (medium), followed by a three-minute rest.