Total Time
4hrs 25mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rub pork roast with salt and pepper.
  2. Make tiny slits in meat and insert slivers of garlic (or just sprinkle on some garlic powder).
  3. 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).
  4. Mix hot water and soy sauce.
  5. Put one sliced onion in bottom of crockpot.
  6. Add browned pork roast and remaining onion and other ingredients.
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
Most Helpful

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.

kmbannar June 09, 2013

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.

clarissegibson October 28, 2012

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!

vivaglam5 September 08, 2009

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