Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pork Roast

Carol ,who is on the TOH recipe board posts wonderful recipes and her hubby is the photographer of her masterpieces. When I look at her favorite recipes I'm like an old dog drooling. She writes such wonderful reviews and the photos would put top bloggers pictures to shame.

When Carol posted this recipe I knew as soon as we got to florida I would make it. I don't buy pork in NY. It's always chewy and a waste of money. I was lucky when I shopped at Hitchcock's because they had a loin of pork on sale for 1.99 a pound.

I followed Carol's recipe and didn't do my usual tweaks to the recipe  except the gravy which I added more soy.

Carol adapted it from-365 days of slow cooking by Karen Bellessa Petersen 
3/4 c. apple cider
1 1/2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. lite soy sauce
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar (or vinegar of your choice)
1 tsp. grated fresh ginger OR ground ginger
1/4 c. minced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 (3 lb.) boneless pork loin roast (cut the roast in half if it won't fit into your slow cooker in one piece)
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
2 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch

3 Tbsp. cold water
  1. Spray the inside of a 5-6 quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. For the sauce, whisk together the apple cider, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger ,minced onion, minced garlic and garlic powder; pour into the prepared the slow cooker.
  3. Combine the 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1/2 tsp. onion powder and 1/4 tsp. garlic powder until well mixed; rub the spice mixture onto all sides of the pork roast.
  4. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray; brown the pork roast over medium heat on all sides until golden brown.
  5. Place the roast in the slow cooker; turn in the sauce to coat all sides of the meat.
  6. Cover; cook on Low for 6-8 hours.
  7. Remove roast from the slow cooker. Let rest for 15-20 minutes.
  8. In the meantime, pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a small saucepan, straining it if you prefer a smooth sauce. Bring sauce to a boil.
  9. Combine the cornstarch and cold water; mix until cornstarch dissolves. Add to the sauce, whisking until thickened.
Added note NOT about the recipe-- I shopped the day of hurricane Sandy. While checking out and my cashier name was Jimmy. You could tell he's been working in the store for awhile and knows the customers. I stop at Hitchcock's once in awhile and he has no idea who I am. While checking out he mentioned that the area was going to have a frost and it was the first time in 50 years a frost has hit so early and then said he felt so sorry for those people up north. I told him I was one of them and I was worried about our home. He said " Oh, Lord protect their home" and then added the angels will surround it and protect it.  I thanked him and when I left I told Gabe that we would be ok since Jimmy was sending the angels.

I am very thankful that the house is fine. Two trees down but not near the house.



  1. Boy, this looks so yummy. Your plate looks like you could devour it right away. I was wondering if you could make this with a beef roast. What cut of beef would you use?

    Your checkout cashier, Jimmy, sounds like a really nice man. Wish more cashiers were like him.

    1. I'm SO happy to hear you guys liked the recipe Linda. I love using the crock pot and this combo really called to me. Your photo is AWESOME........thanks so much for your nice words about Bob's photographs-I do believe you made the boy blush! :)

  2. Jimmy's prayers were answered. Thank God that your home was not damaged.
    This recipe looks delicious. I will have to break out my crock pot. ~Aurora