I love my slow cooker! We were out and about yesterday since it was my sister’s last day in town, and my husband was coming back to NC, I wanted to make sure we all came home to a hot homemade meal.
It only took me a few minutes to brown the meat and throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker. Before you knew it, we were out the door to enjoy the beautiful Eastern North Carolina 80 degree weather.
The house sure smelled good once we got home.
This recipe Yields: 6- 8 servings
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
(1) 2-3 pound boneless pork loin
8 ounces unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon chicken base (I prefer penzeys)
8 ounces of boiling water
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon kosher Salt
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 medium- large sweet potato, quartered
1 (1 # bag ) of baby carrots
1 small yellow onion, quartered
1/2 cup raisins
1. In a large nonstick skillet on medium high heat brown all 4 sides of the pork loin in the olive oil.
2. While the meat is searing, go ahead and mix the next nine ingredients in the slow cooker vessel (applesauce-garlic). Turn the slow cooker on the low heat setting.
3. Once the meat is finished browning cut in half and rotate the meat in the applesauce mix. Place the pork sides next to one another on top the applesauce mixture. Now arrange the carrots, sweet potatoes, onions, & raisins on top of the meat. Cover the dish with the slow cooker lid and allow to cook for 8 hours on low.