Crock Pot Pork Roast and Gravy
This easy Crock Pot Pork Roast Recipe needs just a few ingredients, and the gravy is amazing! Customize it with potatoes and your favorite vegetables!
I’m such a sucker for sales. This three-pound pork shoulder was on sale at the store, and I just had to buy it. That pretty much meant that me, my husband, and my two-year-old would each need to eat a pound of pork. 🤔
…Sounds reasonable, right? So of course this type of situation prompts the question…
Can You Freeze Cooked Pork?
–You can freeze cooked pork for 2-3 months. Using it later for soups and stews is a great way to avoid wasting it.
Boom. Problem solved. I am all about making the most out of a dollar, so this ended up being a remarkable deal.
If you’re not interested in making soup or stew with leftover cooked pork, you could always serve it with potatoes or over egg noodles.
Best Cuts of Pork for Slow Cooking
-Pork shoulders are the best for slow cooking. They have a higher fat content that breaks down during the cooking process, leaving you with an incredibly tender, melt-in-your-mouth consistency.
–The Pork belly and cheek also work well in the slow cooker.
-If you can’t find a whole pork shoulder at the grocery store, a Boston Butt is the next best choice, which is half of the shoulder. The other half of the shoulder is called the picnic shoulder.
How Long do you Cook Pork in the Slow Cooker
-A 3 lb. pork shoulder takes approximately 5 hours to cook on high, and about 8 hours on low. The pork is done when it can fall apart with just the touch of a fork.
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Just a few ingredients is all it takes to make this ultra flavorful crock pot pork roast and gravy. The pork melts in your mouth and is delicious with potatoes and vegetables.
- 3 lb. Pork Shoulder, give or take in size
- 10.5 oz. can cream of chicken soup
- 10.5 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
- .87 oz. packet pork gravy mix
- 1 yellow onion sliced
- 2 cups carrots
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 3/4 tsp oregano
- 3/4 tsp thyme
- 3/4 tsp sage
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp pepper
Mix the soups and gravy mix together in the slow cooker.
Pat the pork dry with paper towels and press seasoning mix firmly onto the surface of the pork.
Add the pork to the slow cooker along with the carrots and sliced onions.
- Cook on low for 8-9 hours, or on high for 5.
Serve with potatoes and enjoy!
- You can also use a packet of onion soup mix instead of pork gravy mix. Additionally, 2 cans of cream of chicken may be used instead of cream of mushroom.
- My slow cooker is a 6 quart and works well for this recipe.
- Slow Cookers all heat different so cooking times may need to be adjusted accordingly.
- I added 2 cups of frozen green beans in a foil packet for the remaining 30 minutes of cooking.