Pork Pot Roast in a Crock


Pork Pot Roast in Crock Pot

With the record breaking snow in Michigan this winter, comfort food in a crock pot remain tops on my list. I toss everything in the crock pot before I start my work day and it is ready by dinner time. Convenient, easy and there is little clean-up.

Prep time is around 20 minutes. You will want to use a 5-6 quart crock.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large white onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup frozen cranberries
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large pear, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1 large apple, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • Center cut pork roast (2 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup chicken broth (I use the broth in the box)
  • 6 ounces Brie cheese, cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt

Crock Pot Pork Roast

HOW TO

Place fruit, celery and onion in the bottom of crock pot. Cover with thyme, sugar and 1 tsp. salt.

Place pork roast on top and pour chicken broth over top. Sprinkle remaining salt over the roast.

Center Cut Pork Roast

Place cover on crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours. Drop cubed Brie cheese on roast. Cover and cook for an additional hour.

Remove meat to platter and arrange fruit and vegetables around the pork.

 

TIP: You can brown the pork roast before placing in the crock pot. Pour 1/4 cup olive oil into a skillet and brown both sides of the meat for about 2 minutes.

Any liquid left in the crock pot can be thickened and served as sauce.

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