Slow Cooker Cider Pork Roast
7hr 30min | 8 servings | 235 cal
"Very tender and full of flavor. Serve with mashed potatoes."
1 large onion, roughly chopped
1 apple, peeled and roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic
2 cups apple cider
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups water
1 3-lb pork loin roast
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 stalk celery, roughly chopped
4 large carrots, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 tsp ground ginger
Salt, to taste
Prep: 30min | Cook: 7hr | Ready in: 7hr 30min
Combine ¼ the onion, ½ the apple and the garlic in the bowl of a food processor; process until smooth. Transfer mixture, along with the apple cider and water, to a slow cooker.
Season the roast with salt and pepper. Combine the ginger and flour in a shallow container. Gently press the roast onto the flour mixture to coat all sides. Brush off any excess flour. Heat the vegetable oil in a large, heavy skillet. Brown the pork in the hot oil, turning until golden on all sides.
Place the browned roast in the slow cooker, and scatter the celery and the remaining onion and apple on top. Cook on low for 4 hours, then add carrots. Cook for an additional 3 hours.
Remove the cooked roast and carrots to a heated platter. If desired, thicken the cooking juices from the slow cooker to make a gravy.