Prep 25 mins
Cook 4 hrs
I received one of the original Rival crockpots for my bridal shower way back in 1974----and I still use it today! This recipe was in the little booklet that came along with it. Makes a delicious gravy (thin, not too thick). Usually make this on New Year's Day along with a second crockpot of kielbasa and sauerkraut.
- 4 -5 lbs center cut pork roast or 4 -5 lbs end cut pork roast
- salt and pepper
- 1 garlic clove, sliced
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup hot water
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- Rub pork roast with salt and pepper.
- Make tiny slits in meat and insert slivers of garlic (or just sprinkle on some garlic powder).
- Place in broiler pan and broil about 15-20 minutes to remove excess fat. Check frequently.(I oftentimes just brown on all sides in frying pan).
- Mix hot water and soy sauce.
- Put one sliced onion in bottom of crockpot.
- Add browned pork roast and remaining onion and other ingredients.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 or so hours. (This is how long it takes in my Westbend slow cooker). Low setting would probably be 6-8 hours.
- To thicken gravy: Remove roast to serving platter. Blend 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons cold water to form a smooth paste. Stir well and let come to a boil. Doesn't get too thick which is how we like it).
This was soooo good! After reading this recipe, I found the original recipe in my little rival book that came with my crockpot! I cut slits in the roast and inserted the garlic slivers. I salt and peppered the roast then browned it in a frying pan. I followed the directions and cooked it on high for 5 hours. When it was done, I removed the roast from the crock pot. I mixed 2 Tbs. of corn starch with 2 Tbs of cold water and added it to the gravy in the crockpot. I let it cook on high for 10 minutes to thicken it up. It tasted so good! I will definitely make this again.
Very Good and very easy to make. I might add a pinch of thyme or rosemary next time we make it, and believe you me, there will definitely be a next time! I forgot to say that I didn't broil mine first either, just plopped the raw seasoned meat in the slow cooker and followed the rest of the recipe as written.
This was SOOOO good! I made it tonight for dinner and my husband and I loved it! I seared the roast in a frying pan and then put the garlic clove in it as the recipe calls for and then put it in the crock pot with the onions and hot water/soy sauce mix. I seasoned the whole thing with some thyme and onion flakes as well. It turned out so yummy and the gravy was delicious!!! Thanks for the great recipe!