Thursday, November 18, 2010

Slow Cooker Cranberry-Orange Pork Roast

For most of my life, I've lived in a different state than my Daddy.  Luckily, the bank he works for has opened a couple of branches out here in the last couple of years.  Even luckier, the bank chose him as the guy to come out here once a month to keep an eye on things.  This means I get to see him for dinner every month, which I enjoy so much.

So months M and I take him out to dinner and some months I cook.  For this month's visit, I had my recipe chosen well in advance.  My dad loves pork loin and cranberries, so this was sure to please.  Served with a simple spinach salad and garlic rice pilaf, this easy slow cooker meal did not disappoint.




Slow Cooker Cranberry-Orange Pork Roast
adapted from Beantown Baker, who saw it on A Year of Slow Cooking

Ingredients:
1 (3 lb.) pork loin roast or rib roast
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. dried mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 TBSP cornstarch
1 c. fresh cranberries
1/3 c. light brown sugar
1/3 c. golden raisins
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/3 c. cranberry juice
1/4 c. orange juice
1 small orange, thinly sliced

Directions:
1.  Place ginger, mustard, salt, pepper, and cornstarch in a plastic bag and shake to mix.  Add pork and shake once more, to coat. 

2.  Place coated pork loin in slow cooker.  Add cranberries, both sugars, raisins, and garlic.  Pour in juices, then top with orange slices.

3.  Cover and cook on low for seven-eight hours.

one year ago: easy chicken noodle soup
two years ago: lemon-glazed spiced persimmon cake

7 comments :

Jen said...

We love that pork! I need to make it again. I had a few people comment that the lemon was overpowering, but I didn't get that. Glad you could share this meal with your dad! I wish I could see mine once a month!

Krystal said...

Yum...I'm adding this to my menu for next week!

"pup" said...

This sounds great! I am constantly on the look out for crock pot recipes!!

UrMomCooks said...

I love this recipe - all I ever seem to use my slow cooker for is beef stew... This sounds like a wonderful flavor combination and it looks delicious!

Kathleen said...

This pork recipe looks like the perfect fall dinner!!!

Krystal said...

Just made it for dinner this week and posted a nice shout out to you, thanks again Kelsey!!

http://www.mrsregueiro.com/2010/11/crockpot-cranberry-pork-roast.html

Beth said...

Making this today and it says to add both sugars. I only see brown sugar listed.