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I made a dinner this week that was too easy and yummy not to share: Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast.  It only requires four ingredients and was a huge hit with my family.  Yay!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast

With only four ingredients, this slow cooker cranberry pork roast recipe is something that anyone can make.  Simply combine the ingredients and let your slow cooker do all of the work for you.

It only takes a few minutes to add the ingredients to your slow cooker in the morning, but you can also assemble the ingredients in a gallon-sized freezer bag and freeze for later.  Next time pork roasts are on sale at the grocery store, you can buy a couple, freeze for later, and save lots of $$$.

Since the meat is frozen raw, it cooks for the first time in your slow cooker and doesn’t taste like leftovers at all.  Genius, right?  Here’s exactly what you need to do…

 

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast


  • Author: Kelly McNelis
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Cook fresh or freeze to cook later. I recommend serving the leftover cranberry mixture in the slow cooker with the meat – it’s so yummy!  Add some sides of green beans and stuffing and dinner is done.


Ingredients

  • 2.5 pound bone-in pork shoulder (sometimes labeled as a “Boston butt” or “pork butt”)
  • 15oz can whole berry cranberry sauce (or half of this homemade cranberry sauce recipe)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup dried minced onion

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker and cook on “low” setting for 6-8 hours or until pork shreds easily with a fork.
  2. Remove bones and shred meat.

To Freeze and Cook Later

Combine all ingredients in a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag and freeze for up to three months.  When ready to eat, thaw overnight in refrigerator.  Add to slow cooker and cook on “low” setting for 6-8 hours or until pork shreds easily with a fork.  Remove bones and shred meat.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast

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Janet
Janet
9 years ago

We are getting ready to have this for dinner tonight! I did a pork tenderloin instead of a roast. Smells amazing in my house right now!!

Carole
Carole
6 years ago
Reply to  Kelly McNelis

What do you use for your liquid? Broth or water?

Jessica
Jessica
5 years ago
Reply to  Kelly McNelis

so what liquid would you use?

Johnnie
Johnnie
5 years ago
Reply to  Kelly McNelis

You dont need liquid with a crocker, it comes from the meat juices.

Sandy
Sandy
7 years ago
Reply to  Janet

Can I use beef roast instead of pork?

Emily
Emily
5 years ago
Reply to  Kelly McNelis

I’m newer to cooking different cuts of meats….I have Country Style Ribs in the fridge….is that something that would work?

Thanks!

Julie
Julie
4 years ago
Reply to  Janet

So glad I saw this. I’m using a tenderloin too and was wondering if it would work as well. Thank you!

Ashley
Ashley
3 years ago
Reply to  Janet

Janet how well did the pork loin taste with all the sauce? Did the pork loin dry out at all?

LEAH
LEAH
9 years ago

Hi…. so I have never done this before and I have a family of 9. The Cranberry pork roast… do I cook it first and then freeze it? Or do I put a whole porkroast with additives and then freeze it??? I would really appreciate some assistance… I have to get better at organizing…im driving my hubby crazy lol

Rebecca
Rebecca
9 years ago

Is the 10-12 hours on low for if you are starting with the meat frozen? Should I adjust the time if I did not freeze it?

Jodi
Jodi
6 years ago
Reply to  Kelly McNelis

Hi, I just found this recipe and it sounds amazing!….the recipe says 6-8 hrs on low, but this comment says 10-12 hrs on low. Which is it?? Thanks

Maria
Maria
9 years ago

Do you know the nutritional value of this? It sounds very delicious

Maria
Maria
9 years ago
Reply to  Kelly McNelis

Thank you. 🙂

Hope
Hope
6 years ago
Reply to  Maria

A serving size of pork is supposed to be 3 oz. This recipe calls for 2.5 lbs of pork so this recipe should be over 13 servings.

Nutritional breakdown for the entire recipe as listed:
4578 calories
221 g carbs
269 g protein
213 g fat
10 g fiber
357 g sugar

Per serving (if serving size is 3 oz of pork)
352 calories
17 g carbs
21 g protein
0 g fat
1 g fiber
27 g sugar

Kamiko
Kamiko
6 years ago
Reply to  Hope

this is a meal for 4-6 people, with possible leftover sandwiches for lunch. the only way you get anything more, is if your on a diet, a toddler, or diabetic! 😉

Sherry Maxwell
Sherry Maxwell
7 years ago
Reply to  Maria

Cook’n software will calculate the recipe specs for you. DVO.com to buy.

Martha
Martha
9 years ago

Just saw your site and am looking forward to looking at your other recipes. How many would you say this will serve, am I missing that somewhere? I am having five adults for dinner.

Mac
Mac
6 years ago
Reply to  Martha

I don’t think 5 adults will fit into a slow cooker.

Erin
5 years ago
Reply to  Mac

What if it’s a big slow cooker and the adults are really small?

Jenn
5 years ago
Reply to  Mac

They will if you chop them up very finely 🙂

Linda
Linda
9 years ago

I just use 2 things: 1 Can of cranberries and Onion soup mix! I wonder how fresh cranberries would taste?