Slow Cooker Pork Roast made with simple ingredients, ready to cook in minutes! Fall-apart tender pork with a flavorful gravy on top make this crock pot pork recipe amazing. Now with Instant Pot instructions!
Crock Pot Pork Roast made with broth, balsamic vinegar for a great boost of flavor, soy sauce, honey and garlic. This crock pot pork dinner goes together in minutes and is made in your slow cooker or Instant Pot. The gravy is made with the juice that cooks off the roast too. It’s moist and flavorful and perfect for a family dinner or entertaining guests. Updated with nutrition information!
Today I’m bringing you a delicious dinner that cooks to perfection in the crockpot! Don’t you love meals like that? I know I do. Just a handful of ingredients and you can practically forget about it. I served this pork roast with brown rice and a side of green beans. Healthy, easy to make and minimal effort. I’ve used bone-in pork roast as well as boneless pork roasts and I think they’re both amazing. I tend to use the boneless variety more often because I buy them in bulk at Costco.
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How to make Crock Pot Pork Roast recipe
First I spray my crock pot with non stick spray. Place your boneless pork roast in your crock pot. Measure all of the remaining ingredients except the cornstarch in a 2 cup measuring cup. I prefer to use chicken broth, but you can also use vegetable broth or even beef broth if you’d like. Whisk the sauce ingredients and then pour over the pork roast. Place the lid on the crock pot and cook on high for 6-8 hours or low for 10-12 hours.
When the roast is done, strain out about 1/4 cup of the liquid into a separate bowl and stir the cornstarch into that liquid. Add about 1/2 cup additional juice from the crockpot and microwave for about 1 minute. Taste the gravy and add water as needed. Use tongs to pull the pork roast out from the crockpot and onto a serving plate. I like to shred the roast and drizzle some gravy on and serve with additional gravy.
How long does it take to slow cook pork?
When you cook a pork roast in a slow cooker, how long you cook it for depends on how large your roast is. I use a small 3-4 pound boneless pork roast for this recipe and I like to cook it in a slow cooker on LOW for 10-12 hours. You can cook it on HIGH for 6-8 hours, but I think the texture and flavor is better when you cook it on low.
What broth do you cook a pork roast in?
Several people have asked what type of broth to use in this recipe. I really think you can use any broth you have on hand! Just to experiment, I’ve used chicken broth, beef broth and even vegetable broth. All were wonderful! The other flavors in the recipe are much stronger than the flavor of the broth, so even with the slight taste differences in each broth, the end results were very, very similar. I most often use chicken broth because I have that on hand in my pantry all the time.
Slow Cooker Pork Roast Recipe ingredients
- 1 3-4 lb pork roast
- 1 cup broth (my favorite to use is chicken broth)
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 TBSP honey
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp cornstarch
Place roast in slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients (except cornstarch) in a 2-cup measuring cup. Whisk together and pour over roast.
Cook on low 10-12 hours for that fall-apart, insanely tender type of meat. (Or on high 6-8 hours.)
How to make pork roast recipe gravy
Prior to serving, ladle out about 1/4 cup of the juice in the crock pot and strain into a measuring cup.
Whisk in 2 tsp cornstarch. Add in enough juice to make 1 cup.
Microwave on high for 30 seconds and whisk again. Drizzle sauce over meat prior to serving.
How do you cook a Pork Roast in an Instant Pot?
- Place Pork Roast roast in Instant Pot. Combine remaining ingredients (except cornstarch) in a small bowl, increasing broth from 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups. Whisk together and pour over roast.
- Lock lid on and set Instant Pot to Manual High Pressure for 65 minutes (for a 2-lb Sirloin Tip Roast that was fall-apart tender. Add 10 minutes per additional pound of pork roast.)
- When timer beeps, let it Natural Pressure Release.
- Remove lid and ladle out about 1/4 cup of the juice and strain into a measuring cup.
- Whisk in 2 tsp cornstarch. Add in additional juice to make 1 cup.
- Microwave on high for 30 seconds and whisk again. Drizzle sauce over meat prior to serving