Slow-Cooked Pork Roast

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Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 4 hours plus standing

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 12 servings


•2 cans (8 ounces each) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
•1 cup barbecue sauce
•2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice
•1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
•1 teaspoon minced garlic
•2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
•1 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/4 teaspoon pepper
•1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds)


•In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes.
• Meanwhile, cut roast in half. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown pork roast.
• Place roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Pour sauce over roast and turn to coat. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or until meat is tender. Let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 12 servings.


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