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Create this ultra-tender, “fall off the bone” Crock Pot Pork Roast with only a handful of ingredients!

Crock pot pork roast served on a white plate with a side of potatoes.

We Love Slow Cooker Dinners!

Crockpot dinners are a lifesaver for our busy weeknights! One of our favorite dinner recipes is crockpot pork roast because it is packed with flavor.

We often repurpose the leftovers from this dish in recipes like Pork Tacos or Loaded Pulled Pork Cups, which means we can enjoy two or more easy dinners in a week.

Why we love it:

  • Time-saving. With easy slow cooker recipes, the crockpot does most of the work! Minimal prep makes these perfect for any night of the week.
  • Cranberry glaze. The sweet and tangy Cranberry Sauce adds a flavor explosion and a unique twist.
  • Cost-effective. By cooking it until tender and flavorful, you turn one of the least expensive cuts of meat into the tastiest.
Pork roast in slow cooker.

Ingredients

Roast

  • 3-pound pork sirloin roast Pork sirloin, pork loin roast, pork butt, and pork shoulder roast do well when cooked low and slow. If using a pork shoulder in this recipe, increase the cooking time a bit. I do not recommend using pork tenderloin.
  • 1 (2-ounce) package dry onion soup mix – contains all the seasoning needed for a flavorful roast.
  • 1 (16-ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce Use Fresh Cranberry Sauce for even more flavor. If you are not a fan of cranberry sauce, use a mixture of brown sugar and chicken broth.

Gravy

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter – is the needed fat to make a roux
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour – combined with the butter, the flour will help thicken the gravy.
  • drippings/juice from the cooked roast – using flavorful drippings as the base for gravy provides an incredible depth of flavor.
  • salt and black pepper – to enhance the natural flavors

Add Flavor

Season with smoked paprika, chili powder, rosemary, thyme, garlic, dijon mustard, or even Italian seasoning

How to Make Crock Pot Pork Roast

  1. PREP. Place 1 (3-pound) pork roast in the crock pot. Sprinkle 1 (2-ounce) package of dry onion soup mix over the top of the roast followed by a 1 (16-ounce) can of cranberry sauce.
  2. SLOW COOK. Cook on low heat for 8-10 hours. Remove the meat from the slow cooker and shred. Cover with foil and keep warm while preparing the gravy.
  3. GRAVY. Add 2 tablespoons butter to a large skillet over medium heat. When the butter is melted and bubbly add 2 tablespoons flour and whisk to form a paste. Cook 2-3 minutes, until golden brown.
    • Pour the drippings from the cooked roast into the skillet and whisk to combine. Cook 5 minutes, until the gravy bubbles and thickens.
  4. SERVE. Serve the roast with noodles or Best Mashed Potatoes, and pour the gravy on top.

Sear For Extra Flavor

Sear pork sirloin in a skillet before adding it to the crock pot to enhance the flavor and appearance of the meat by creating a caramelized crust on the surface of the meat. If your roast has a layer of fat, cook it fat side down.

Shredded pork roast on a white serving platter.
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5 from 17 votes

Crock Pot Pork Roast

By: Lil’ Luna
This ultra-tender, "fall off the bone" crock pot pork roast only takes a handful of ingredients to make, including the complimentary gravy.
Servings: 8
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients 

for the roast:

  • 1 (3-pound) pork sirloin roast
  • 1 (2-ounce) package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 (16-ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce

For the gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • drippings/juice from the cooked roast
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Instructions 

For the Roast

  • Place pork roast in the crock pot. Sprinkle package of dry onion soup mix over the top of the roast followed by the cranberry sauce.
  • Cook on low heat for 8-10 hours. Remove the meat from the slow cooker and shred. Cover with foil and keep warm while preparing the gravy.

For the Gravy

  • Add butter to a large skillet over medium heat. When the butter is melted and bubbly add flour and whisk to form a paste. Cook 2-3 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Pour the drippings from the cooked roast into the skillet and whisk to combine. Cook 5 minutes, until the gravy bubbles and thickens.
  • Serve the roast with noodles or Best Mashed Potatoes, and pour the gravy on top.

Video

Notes

STORE roast and drippings in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
FREEZE in an airtight container for 3-6 months.
To reheat. Thaw, if applicable, and heat the oven to 250°F. Place the leftovers, with the juices, into a baking pan. Place in the oven until hot. If you are in a hurry, use a microwave.

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 67mg, Sodium: 83mg, Potassium: 382mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 87IU, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Recipe FAQ

  • Plan about 8 ounces of meat per adult and 4-6 ounces per child.
  • Add the ingredients to the pot. Cover and cook on HIGH pressure for 55 minutes. Once the timer has ended allow at least 10 minutes for the pressure to release before manually releasing the rest.
  • Fridge. Allow any leftovers to cool and place it, along with some drippings, in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Freezer. Place leftovers and juices in a freezer Ziploc and store for 3-6 months.
  • To reheat. Thaw the slow cooker pork roast recipe, if applicable, and heat the oven to 250°F. Place the leftovers, with the juices, into a baking pan and cook until hot. If you are in a hurry, use a microwave. 

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22 Comments

  1. Mari Ann Rogalski says:

    This was horrible! The cranberry sauce just burnt. No juices what so ever. Was there suppose to be some liquid added, like broth or water??
    What a waste of a pork sirloin roast.

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the recipe. Thanks for your feedback and for giving the recipe a try!

  2. RyLee says:

    5 stars
    Awesome recipe, great flavor and very easy to make for first time cooks! I made this for my parents and it was the first time that I’ve made gravy from scratch – I usually go with jar gravy since its more consistent and easier. Meat was very tender and I was nervous about it being “sweet” with the cranberries – it wasn’t … very balanced flavors and will be made again and again on pork nights 😉 Thanks for a great and easy recipe!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Oh thank you for your feedback! This makes me so happy to hear. I’m so glad you enjoyed the roast and that it was slick and easy to make. That’s what we’re all about — easy and tasty!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. LeAnne Bright says:

    5 stars
    Excellent recipe, great taste and so easy to make!!! Even the gravy was easy (my first time making gravy other than a jar) 😉

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Yay!! I’m so glad it was easy and delicious… that’s what we’re all about here. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Carol Aiton says:

    5 stars
    This was great. I don’t do pork much because it is so boring but this was perfect. I was afraid the cranberry sauce would be too sweet but it wasn’t.

    1. LilLunaTeam says:

      I’m so happy you liked it! Thanks for trying it!