Tested till perfect Slow-Cooker Pork Roast in Onion Gravy

Slow-Cooker Pork Roast in Onion Gravy

Our readers just love their slow-cookers. Tender pork simmered in a rich onion gravy is a perfect match for mashed potatoes any night. You can substitute a boneless pork loin roast if you like; just reduce the cooking time to five hours.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Holiday Favourities 2011

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8 to 12


  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspwhole cloves
  • 1 1bone-in rib-end pork loin roastbone-in rib-end pork loin roasts, (about 4 lb/1.8 kg)
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil

Onion Gravy:

  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 4 4oniononions, sliced
  • 1 tsp 1tspcumin seeds or caraway seeds
  • 1 cup 1cupwhite wine
  • 1 cup 1cupchicken broth
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuptomato paste
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspcider vinegar
  • 4 4cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 2bay leafbay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcornstarch
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupminced fresh parsley
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Stick cloves into pork; sprinkle with pepper.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown pork on all sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer to plate; pour off fat in pan.

Onion Gravy: Add oil to pan; sauté onions and cumin seeds until golden, 8 minutes. Scrape into slow cooker.

Add pork and any accumulated juices, wine, broth, tomato paste, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves and salt to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until pork is tender, about 6 hours.

Transfer pork to plate; tent with foil. Skim off any fat from juices in slow cooker. Whisk cornstarch with 1/4 cup water; stir into juices. Increase heat to high; cover and cook until thickened, about 15 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Stir in parsley. Serve with pork.

Nutritional Information Per each of 12 servings: about

cal 272 pro 20g total fat 18g sat. fat 6g
carb 8g fibre 1g chol 65mg sodium 210mg

% RDI:

calcium 3 iron 11 vit A 2 vit C 10
folate 5
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