Slow Cooker Cider Pork Roast

Slow Cooker Cider Pork Roast

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"Apple cider, vegetables, and spices make this pork roast very tender and full of flavor! Serve with mashed potatoes."

Ingredients 7 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 235 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 20.8 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine 1/4 of the onion, 1/2 of the apple, and the garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Transfer to slow cooker along with the apple cider and water.
  2. Combine the salt, pepper, ginger and flour in a shallow container. Gently press the roast onto the flour mixture to coat all sides. Brush off any excess flour. Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet. Brown the pork in the hot oil, turning until golden on all sides. Place the browned roast in the slow cooker and scatter the celery and the remaining onion and apple on top. Cook on low for 4 hours, then add carrots. Cook for an additional 3 hours.
  3. Remove the cooked roast to a heated platter, arrange carrots around roast and serve with the strained juices from the slow cooker.
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This is, in my opinion, the best way to cook a pork loin. My only changes were...I don't brown the meat first; I've found no need to. The meat will cook nicely without it. I don't bother with the food processor, either. Don't make anything more time consuming than it has to be; just throw sliced onion and apple in the pot with the roast. I omit flour and add sage to rub on the pork. I put the carrots in the pot with the roast and cook it an hour less than the recipe says. Lastly, apple juice will work in a pinch, since apple cider isn't always available, but you won't get the same flavor. Cider is stronger and will add more flavoring and shouldn't be watered down with so much water. There's no need for almost five cups of liquid in a slow cooker. Other than a few minor and easy changes, this recipe is the best way to cook a pork loin. It's fast, easy and oh, so tasty!


This was my recipe, and here are some suggestions. Use only 1 c. cider and 1- 1 1/2 c. water. Use a clove less garlic. Make a package gravy and don't use drippings. Cook an hour or two less. Please add your comments and see if we can't improve or perfect this! Thanks!

Colorado Mom

This was a great recipe! I didn't have Apple Cider, just Apple Juice. I browned the meat and then covered the pork with the Apple Juice. I chopped the veggies and the apple and put them in the pot ~ it was fabulous! I served over rice and my family really loved this. We live at just over 7,000 feet above sea level so this affects cooking time. Usually I have to cook things longer, but this meal would have been best for us served after 5 hours since I cooked on a gas stove-top rather than a slow cooker. I just can't say enough about how delicious this was and how much we all enjoyed this recipe!