Now that summer has arrived and it’s starting to get warm outside, the last thing I want to do is to turn on my oven. As the temperature increase outside, I start to use my crock pot more often, to help keep the house cooler. This recipe is a great recipe to make on a busy and warm summer day.
I like to purchase pork tenderloin at Costco on a regular basis and prepare it into pork chops and pork roast. I usually have a pork roast tucked away in my freezer to use. I will throw a few potatoes and some carrots in with the roast to round out the meal, add a salad and dinner is ready.
Preparing the Pork Roast for the Slow Cooker
I like to put onions in the bottom of the crock pot to keep the roast off the bottom and to add some extra flavor.
I cut the garlic into spears to make it easier to tuck into the roast. Cutting larger cloves into thirds works well.
Once all the garlic spears are tucked into the roast, I then place the roast into the crock pot. To tuck the garlic spears into the roast, just cut a slit in the roast about an inch or so deep and push the garlic spear in.
Then I just add the seasonings to the roast. I usually will add a few potatoes and carrots too.
Once the roast is done, I let it rest a few minutes and then slice. Usually the roast is so tender it just almost falls apart.
- 1 Pork Roast about 2-3 pounds
- 1 Onion, sliced
- 3 Garlic Cloves, sliced into thirds
- 1 tsp of Salt
- ½ tsp of Pepper
- 1 tsp of Parsley
- 1 tsp of Garlic Powder
- 2 TB of Worcestershire Sauce
- Place the sliced onions in the bottom of the crock pot.
- Make a few small cuts in the top of the roast about an inch to inch and half deep. Then push the garlic cloves into the openings you made.
- Place the pork roast on top of the onions.
- Sprinkle the roast with all of the seasonings and the Worcestershire sauce. You can add in potatoes or other vegetables you would like to cook alongside the roast.
- Cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 4-5 hours.
- Remove from crock pot and let rest about 10 minutes. Then slice and serve.
What’s your favorite slow cooker dish to make in the summer?