Five Spice Pork Roast for the Crock Pot

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Miss Annie

From Better Homes & Gardens Crockery cookbook. This is really terrific.

Top Review by Leta8076

This is a very tender and flavorful meat course. I got a late start, so must confess I did not use a crockpot, but put it in my earthenware Romertopf baking dish instead. Cooked it at 400 F (only in a Romertopf though!) for 2 hours. The meat was tender and moist, and the flavor was wonderful. I'm sure that in a crockpot it would only be more flavorful as the seasonings would have longer to blend. Thank you Miss Annie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rub roast with five spice powder.
  2. Sear roast in a skillet with hot oil before placing it in the cooker.
  3. Mix together and pour over roast: apple juice, wine and soy sauce.
  4. Cover and cook on low setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high setting for 4 1/2 to 5 hours.
  5. For Gravy: Strain cooking liquid.
  6. Skim off fat.
  7. Combine 2 cups of liquid (may have to add water to make 2 cups) with cornstarch and water.
  8. Cook until thick and bubbly.
  9. Serve over rice.

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