Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples and Onions

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 6 mins

egg free

nut free

Ingredients

  • 1 3-5 pound boneless pork loin roast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 pink lady or gala apples, cored and cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 small head purple cabbage, sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken stock or apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey or brown sugar

Preparation

Melt oil or butter in a large sauté pan (or use your slow cooker if it’s safe to sauté with) over medium high heat. Season pork with salt and pepper and sauté on each side for a total of 4 minutes. Set aside.

Place the remaining ingredients in a slow cooker and top with pork.

Cook the pork for 5-6 hours on LOW (about 1 1/4 hours per pound) until pork is cooked through and the fruit and vegetables are fork tender. The National Pork Board recommends cooking pork chops, loin roasts and tenderloin to an internal temperature between 145°F (medium rare) and 160°F (medium), followed by a three-minute rest.