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Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Oh MY G O S H!  Life is crazy lately.  This has been the busiest couple months ever.  How to get dinner on the table and feed my family a healthy non-fast food meal is a huge goal of mine!  A few months back I posted a question on Facebook asking which night of the week was the hardest to get dinner on the table.  By the overwhelming response I came to the conclusion that I am not alone in my Dinner Dilemma!  Every night of the week was mentioned, but Wednesday and Thursday came out on top of my little survey as the hardest for everyone.  Some of you said every night…I would have to say that I am in that party lately!

Because eating together is a priority for our family I have accumulated some quick fix meals and a few slow cooker “goto” meals that I plan on sharing with you every Wednesday for my new series Dinner Dilemma.  I am hoping to get other who have the same passion on board with me, so if you are a blogger and you would like to share one of your go-to recipes here on Eat2gather I would love to have you as a guest blogger!!!   We can’t do this alone people we need all the help we can get…at least I do. 

As you can see I was so busy this week I didn’t even get my first What’s 4 Dinner Wednesday ~ Dinner Dilemma up on time….daggummit it’s Thursday already!  So normally Dinner Dilemma will be on Wednesdays…but this week because I had a dilemma it’s on Thursday! Ha!  I was thinking of waiting to launch this until the Fall when kids are back in school and things get busy with sports and “everything” , but seriously I think Summer is just as hard if not harder to get my family around the dinner table together, so I said to myself, Self.  No really I said to myself, “why wait?!”.

Pork Roast in the crock pot is one of my family’s favorites.  Really you can’t go wrong with this meal. Here’s how to put it together.

Season a 3 pound pork roast generously with season salt, on high heat olive oil in a large skillet, brown roast on all sides and place in slow cooker, pour cream of mushroom soup over pork roast.  Next….

Add 1 sliced onion to pan, scraping up browned bits and allowing onion to soften, then pour in one can of diced tomatoes and 1 cup of  chicken stock add in 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon ground thyme, allow to simmer for a few minutes.  While it’s simmering you can be preparing your vegetables. Pour mixture over roast.

Now place carrots and parsnips on top, cover, and cook on the low setting for 8 hours.  Thirty minutes before you plan to eat (sooner if you are like me and just don’t have time and are rushing) make a paste with 1/2 cup of chicken stock and 1/4 cup flour drizzle it in around the edges get your fork in there and stir it in the best you can, cover and allow to cook for another 30 minutes.  There you have it!  you can eat as is or serve over noodles or mashed potatoes.  OH and don’t forget to taste the gravy  and add salt and pepper if needed!

Two rules to live by right there people!

1. Taste the gravy.

2. Add spice when needed!

There she is.  Plain and simple in all her glory.  A hearty meal on the table. Insert pat on the back.  Let me just say that even though I strive to feed my family home cooked meals, we don’t always have the time to ALL sit down together,  but I will say if there is food that I have prepared for my family waiting for them in the oven, crock pot, or on the stove  they fill their plates they sit down usually with at least one other family member and they are nourished.

I love words so I’m going to bore you right now with the definition of nourish. Nourish = to feed, to care for.  The antonyms of nourish are abandon, deprive, neglect.  OOOo man dems harsh words.

Bear Hug! Luvya, Sheila

Slow Cooker Pork Roast

This hearty pork roast is falling off the bone and surrounded by flavorful root vegetables this is comfort food at its finest.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 13 pound Pork Roast
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Season Salt
  • 1 medium sweet Onion sliced
  • 1 can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 2-3 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried ground Thyme)
  • 1 pound Parsnips peeled and cut into long pieces
  • 1 pound Carrots baby carrots work or peeled and cut into long pieces
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Heat olive oil in large skillet on high heat, generously season pork roast with season salt, brown on all sides in pan about 5 minutes a side. Remove browned pork roast to slow cooker. Add sliced onions to pan and allow to soften scraping bits from bottom of pan add in can of diced tomatoes and 1 cup chicken stock, and thyme bring to a simmer. Back to the roast pour cream of mushroom soup over roast, now pour onion tomato mixture over that, place parsnip and carrots on top, cover and cook on LOW setting for 8 hours. Thirty minutes before eating, mix flour with a 1/2 cup of chicken stock making a paste, drizzle in to slow cooker using fork stir thickener in as good as possible. Taste add salt and pepper if needed.


I stated 2-3 cups of stock but only mentioned 2 cups in the directions the extra cup is in case roast gets dry and you need to add more liquid, you could also use water in this case. Also you can substitute potatoes for the parsnips, 5 small cut in half,
Serve as is or over noodles or mashed potatoes.
Keyword easy, pork roast, root vegetables, slow cooker
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    1. I’m excited too! I hope the series inspires families to eat2gather ; ) xoxo Thanks for stopping in. I can’t wait to see you in a couple weeks!

  1. Sheila ~
    This time of year is especially tricky with getting dinner on the table and getting everyone home at the same time to eat it! This meal looks heavenly. I love my slow-cooker and give it a workout every single week. This week I used it overnight to cook beans so that I could make hummus. Having a slow-cooker with a time that automatically shuts off is key for us to have dinner ready and not eating fast food. Well, that and MEAL PLANNING! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Can’t wait to see ya’ in Austin ~

    1. Sara, Hmmmm do you know anyone that might want to do a guest post on meal planning ; ) Oh I used to have a slow cooker with a time…I miss that ol gal. thanks for stopping by!

  2. This looks fabulous! My stomach is currently growling for lunch and I’m close to licking my computer screen. Haha! I have several “go to” meals, a lot of them involving the crockpot, that I use during busy weeknights. I’ll send ya’ an email! ๐Ÿ™‚