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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

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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Thoughts or questions?  Leave a comment below and I’ll respond as soon as I can.  I’d love to hear from you.   

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Janet
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Janet

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!!

Sandy
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Sandy

Can I use beef roast instead of pork?

Julie
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Julie

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

LEAH
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LEAH

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
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Rebecca

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?

Maria
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Maria

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

Sherry Maxwell
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Sherry Maxwell

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

Martha
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Martha

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
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Mac

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

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

Jenn
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They will if you chop them up very finely 🙂

Linda
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Linda

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