Homestyle Pork Roast (Slow Cooker)

Homestyle pork roast (slow-cooker) for a perfect Sunday dinner cooks up like a dream, paired perfectly with mashed and your favorite vegetables.
Homestyle Pork  Roast (Slow Cooker)

Homestyle Pork  Roast (Slow-Cooker)

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Homestyle pork roast (slow-cooker) is my recipe of the day with #NationalSlowCooker Month. Each day this week there  will be  postings from associated bloggers, including myself. Most of these recipes will demonstrate the use of sponsor  product, which we received, free of charge.

Homestyle Pork  Roast (Slow Cooker)

Today, my post is independent of the sponsors, mostly because I am also sharing a recipe in my new  group #MulticookerMonday which  will be posting various types of recipes using both the slow cooker, the instant pot and a few other types, including sous vide cooking and air fryer. You will be seeing that once a month,  on the third Monday.  Interested food bloggers  can DM me about it.

I generally keep sponsor posts a little more involved.  So kept  this one free of that since I am also busy elsewhere. Not that the pork roast is second  rate. Pork and I go back a long way. Pork is in fact, my favorite meat.

The other post today in my group  is  Instant Pot Spaghetti. For this event,  later in the week I will be  posting Appalachian  Soup Beans using product  from Camellia, fiesta Chicken Sandwiches using product from Rhodes, and Chicken and Rice Soup using product from Banza.

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Homestyle Pork  Roast (Slow-Cooker)

Homestyle Pork  Roast (Slow Cooker)

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Homestyle Pork Roast  (Slow-Cooker)

The roast  is pretty much self-explanatory. It is a typical  sliced, non-pulled, non-shredded  pork roast,  typical of the type used for old-fashioned Sunday dinners.

However,  different from the  usual oven roasted pork loin,  this roast uses a boneless Boston butt, which  is better suited for the type of braise done  in the slow cooker. Pork  loin  takes far less time to cook and can easily become dry with this method of cooking.

I do make my roast one day ahead to reheat the next day. The roast slices like a dream after chilling with  less risk of crumbling. Also, if you chill the braising liquid, the fat will rise and congeal to be easily lifted out. Then  you can thicken it for a healthier gravy.

Homestyle Pork Roast

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 minutes
4-5 hours on high, 8-10 hours on low 4 hours
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Slow cooker, stick blender


  • 4-5 pound boneless Boston butt pork roast
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 cups pork broth
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup red Burgundy wine
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary stripped from the woody stems and minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • cornstarch slurry for gravy


  • My meat came with an elastic binding on the meat. If yours does not, bind it with cooking twine and keep it bound during cooking to hold its shape. You can also buy those, and fit it over the roast like a sock.
  • Season the pork with salt and pepper, then sear in the olive oil to brown on all sides.
  • Place the seared pork in the crockpot with the onion and garlic.
  • Whisk the other ingredients except the slurry and pour over the roast.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or 8-10 on low.
  • Allow meat to rest before removing binding. I actually do mine ahead and chill the meat and liquid overnight to serve the next day. The meat slices far better after being chilled and for the cooking liquid, you can then scoop the fat right out for a healthier gravy.
  • Rest meat 15 -20 minutes minimum.
  • Slice meat thinly after removing the binding.
  • Skim fat from the cooking liquid; puree with a stick blender.
  • Add liquid to a saucepan and thicken as desired with a cornstarch slurry (2 tbsp starch to 1/4 cup cold water, whisked).


Allow meat to rest before removing binding. I actually do mine ahead and chill the meat and liquid overnight to serve the next day. The meat slices far better after being chilled and for the cooking liquid, you can then scoop the fat right out for a healthier gravy.
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Homestyle Pork  Roast (Slow Cooker)

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