I really love my crock pot. Though I do love to spend hours in the kitchen, sometimes I like to do other things. And with my crock pot, it seems like I am doing both!
This pot roast tastes almost like the ones my Grandma used to make. Of course, back in "olden times" one found pork roasts with more fat, changing both the flavor and the relative healthiness of the roast. This recipe is best with a boneless pork shoulder, but is delicious with pork loin as well.
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
- 2-3 pound boneless pork roast
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cups sliced carrots
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 6 ounces tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup beef broth
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 8-10 red potatoes, quartered
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (or more or less to taste)
- 2 sprigs fresh oregano
Spray the inside of your 6 or 7 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add the carrots, onion and cherry tomatoes to the slow cooker.
Brown the roast - 2 to 3 minutes on each side over medium-high heat usually does it. Salt and pepper the roast.
Add the roast to the slow cooker, then add the tomato sauce, beef broth and red wine vinegar. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper.
Gently stir the ingredients to coat and to bring some of the vegetables up around the roast. Add the potatoes, and place the oregano on top.
Cook for 8 hours on low. Serve with crusty Italian bread or maybe a spicy cornbread.
This is a delicious and hearty meal that pleases just about everyone. Not only that, but you spent only a few minutes in the kitchen in the morning, leaving the rest of the day free for yourself!