This is truly delicious! It is the rare EASY crockpot meal that is suitable for company! We love it and have made it several times. I use about 1/4 - 1/2 c finely chopped onion in place of the dried onions. Also, since we usually don't have honey-dijon mustard in the house, I substitute 1 T honey and 1 T dijon for the 2T honey-dijon. These substitutions work out just great. Thanks for an awesome recipe!
I'm really sorry, but these flavors just didn't seem to go together for us. (I completely omitted the orange zest b/c of others' reviews.) My roast was very large, so I doubled the topping ingredients except the cranberries and the onions. Still, the onions were overpowering (and I love onions)! Part-way through cooking, I peeked and noticed that everything looked so dry. I added some water. I'm glad I did because when it was done I had enough broth to make gravy - which ended up being the best part of the dish. The leftovers sat in the fridge for several days before I finally pitched them. With so many great reviews, I just can't figure out what went wrong.
Delicious!! I used pork chops (cut up in chunks) instead of the roast, so it only took 2 hours on low in the slow cooker. I also substituted the orange rind with about 2 oz of orange juice. I served it with mashed potatoes and stuffing! Very easy! Turned out great! Will be making this again!
This hit the spot. Not only was it easy, but it was soooo good. I served with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. Redonkulous... probably one of my favorite meals that I've made! I really enjoyed the tangy sweetness of the berries, honey dijon, and orange with the pork. Mmmmm.
Top Notch recipe, I followed it exactly using the 3 hour high heat. Don't skimp on the cranberries, honey, Dijon, or orange zest as they create a great sauce. Two pre teens loved this. I served it with some roasted vegetables. Know the weight of your pork so you can cook it precisely.
I'm such a novice...I used pork tenderloins and totally overcooked them, but it was still delicious. Next time I'll try it with a roast.
This was so easy to make! I think it was too sweet, but that's probably because I used Craisins instead of straight dried cranberries. I'm not sure I've ever seen dried, unsweetened cranberries before? Anyway, the 1 cup of Craisins overpowered all the other flavors going on in the dish so next time if I use them I'll probably only put in 1/2 cup (if that). I would also probably increase the amount of dijon mustard for more of a savory taste instead of the sweetness. Overall, my family loved it and told me to give it 4 stars! Thanks!
Whole family loved this. It takes about a minute to get it in the crockpot, and then at dinner time you have a delicious meal waiting for you.
Gotta love the savory/sweet/spicy component going on in this recipe. You can use almost any lean cut of pork and it always comes out delicious. Do yourself a favor and do not skip the orange zest here, it adds an excellent flavor to the meat.
I am giving this recipe 5 stars even though I changed it a little becuase I had no idea that such a delicious piece of meat could come out of a crock pot. Also, it must be pretty idiot-proof, because of the mistakes I made. I added fresh cranberries, then realized later that dried probably have a lot of sugar added, so I scraped 'em off and threw 'em out. I then drizzled soy sauce on the chops because the orange taste was a little overwhelming. I seared the chops first, which I am usually too lazy to do, but I highly recommend because I think it probably helped to seal in the dry rub and kept the pork from having that mushy crock pot texture. I just got one of those thermometers that stays in the meat while it was cooking, set it to pork, and took them out when it told me to. Anyway, I only used this recipe because I had cranberries to get rid of, but I will definitely make this again (probably sans cranberries again), as my husband loves pork.