Slow Cooker German Pork Roast

Slow Cooker German Pork Roast creates a tender roast topped with caramelized onions and a Dijon mustard and spice seasoning.
Slow Cooker German Pork Roast

Slow Cooker German Pork Roast

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Slow Cooker German Pork Roast is my recipe of the day for the food blogging event Fall Flavors. I posted on Monday and Wednesday of this week and today’s post wraps things up for this year.

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This is my version of the traditional German dish Schweinebraten from Bavaria. The locals there often serve it sliced with gravy for Sunday lunch. Typical accompaniments include bread or potato dumplings and sauerkraut or rotkohl (red cabbage).

This type of food always appeals to me as the seasons turn to Autumn, with the first cool nights. It’s satisfying, rib-sticking fare. I know I’m getting ready when that first craving for sauerkraut hits.

This also pairs exceedingly well with a good German lager or wheat beer. Then all you need is a little extra room for a cream puff or slice of torte for dessert!

Slow Cooker German Pork Roast

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Slow Cooker German Pork Roast

Slow Cooker German Pork Roast

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Slow Cooker German Pork Roast

Slow Cooker German Pork Roast

Slow Cooker German Pork Roast

Sue Lau
4.94 from 15 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine German
Servings 10
Calories 400 kcal


  • 1 Slow Cooker or Crock Pot


Main ingredients:

  • 6-7 pound boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 10 ounces apple juice


  • 1/3 cup whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Sprinkle roast with salt, pepper and garlic , then brown on all sides in oil.
  • Place meat in the slow cooker fat side up.
  • Add the onions to the oil in the pan and brown those as well.
  • Mix together the schmear and spread on top of meat.
  • Cover with onions.
  • Pour apple juice around the meat.
  • Cover and cook on low for nine hours.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 62gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 589mgPotassium: 1116mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 59IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 3mg
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3 responses

  1. Such a hearty meal! I love it’s made in a slow cooker because I love coming home to dinner being ready!

  2. My pork roast wa a delicious! It was late when I got it going so left it on low and went to bed. About 3 o’clock I woke to the best aroma! The next day I 4eheated the roast and made potato balls (dumplings) and red cabbage for my hubby, who’s half german. He loved it like Momma used to make.

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