This recipe is a favorite with my husband. I usually serve it with buttered egg noodles and sugar snap peas.

K
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Arrange onion slices evenly over the bottom of the slow cooker, and then place the roast on top of the onion. In a bowl, mix together water, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and hot sauce; pour over roast.

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  • Cover, and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours, or on High for 3 to 4 hours.

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Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

209.6 calories; 24.6 g protein; 9.4 g carbohydrates; 66.4 mg cholesterol; 482.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2006
Fantastic! I bought a roast from M&M meat shops, and defrosted it. I put potatoes in the bottom, covered by an onion, the roast over that, and filled in the sides of the slow cooker with baby carrots. I poured the sauce over top and left it alone. It was FANTASTIC!! I would definitely recommend this to anyone. The pork was tender and juicy. The vegetables were done to perfection! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2008
I couldn't give this a 5 rating because I more than tripled the seasonings (specially the garlic), and I cut back a little on the sugar/ketchup (which is already pretty sweet). I also cut the vinegar in half. Basically, I used your ingredients and then modified them to our taste. I read the reviews and most of the people whorated it low complained that is was bland. I learned from a friend on this site (sdk999) that when you cook in a slow cooker you have to increase your seasonings and I have to agree. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2006
Fantastic! I bought a roast from M&M meat shops, and defrosted it. I put potatoes in the bottom, covered by an onion, the roast over that, and filled in the sides of the slow cooker with baby carrots. I poured the sauce over top and left it alone. It was FANTASTIC!! I would definitely recommend this to anyone. The pork was tender and juicy. The vegetables were done to perfection! Read More
(1439)
Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2008
I couldn't give this a 5 rating because I more than tripled the seasonings (specially the garlic), and I cut back a little on the sugar/ketchup (which is already pretty sweet). I also cut the vinegar in half. Basically, I used your ingredients and then modified them to our taste. I read the reviews and most of the people whorated it low complained that is was bland. I learned from a friend on this site (sdk999) that when you cook in a slow cooker you have to increase your seasonings and I have to agree. Read More
(1470)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2006
Fantastic! I bought a roast from M&M meat shops, and defrosted it. I put potatoes in the bottom, covered by an onion, the roast over that, and filled in the sides of the slow cooker with baby carrots. I poured the sauce over top and left it alone. It was FANTASTIC!! I would definitely recommend this to anyone. The pork was tender and juicy. The vegetables were done to perfection! Read More
(1439)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2008
Loved it!! Made it exactly as written. Wouldn't change a thing. I pierced the roast with a fork MANY times so the flavor would soak in. Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2010
I made a lot of changes, so although I thought this was a 5-star dinner, I think it was due to input from other reviewers and some of my own revisions. I did brown the pork in about 1/2 Tbsp of oil with 1 tsp of butter. For the sauce I mixed 1.5 cups beef broth, 2 Tbsp of red wine vinegar, 3 Tbsp of soy sauce, 1 Tbsp of white sugar, 1 Tbsp of ketchup, 1 tsp of black pepper, 1/4 tsp of salt (since the beef broth is pretty salty), 1 tsp each of garlic power and onion poweder, 1/2 tsp each of paprika and dry mustard, about 1 tsp of Frank's Red Hot and a dash of worcestershire. I layered about 8 medium red pototoes (peeled) on the bottom of the crock pot, covered with onions, then put the browned roast on top. Then I added baby carrots all around the sides. I cooked on high for about 1 hour, then turned down to low and cooked for another 5 hours. After 5 hours, I sliced the pork into about 10-12 pieces and put it in the bottom of the crock pot so it would be submerged in the juices. I cooked for 1 additional hour and then removed all the veggies and pork and kept them warm on a platter. Then I poured the juice into a pot, added a cornstarch slurry and brought it to a boil to make a gravy. It was AWESOME! And pretty healthy too! Thanks for the great start, K :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2003
We really enjoyed this and how convenient it is! I scrubbed some small red potatoes and put them in the pot whole with the pork steamed some asparagus to go with it and voila an easy and healthy dinner. I made two very minor changes to the basic recipe. I used raw sugar instead of white and substituted some chili infused vinegar for the red wine vinegar. This is one of those really good basic recipes that you can make so many little changes to and use over and over again. I'm going to try using hoisin then teriyaki in place of the ketchup to see how they change the taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2008
I read a few of the different reviews and found them helpful. I cut the roast into four pieces and browned them. From there I followed the ingredients listed in the original recipe and added about 5 red potatoes. I quartered the potatoes and tossed them on top of the roast pieces. I set the slow cooker for 5 hours on low. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2003
This was a winner & I found it so easy to prepare. A great meal for hot weather as you use the crock-pot I used a small pork roast--about 1-l/2 pounds-- better fit for my small slow-cooker & it turned out great. I sliced it and served it on hamburger buns with some of the onions that were cooked with meat added some barbecue sauce & mustard - & voila! Hot pork sandwiches! PS: A note of caution the meat comes out of slow cooker pale so if you want it to look brown better brown it in a pan before putting it into the crock-pot. I didn t do this but I added teriyaki sauce and later some barbecue sauce over the top to get it browner.& of course those things added to the overall flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2008
Husband loves this recipe. I used pork chops instead of roast. I used balsamic vinegar instead red wine and it gave it a nice zip. I also doubled the recipe for the sauce in order to make a nice gravy. A+++ recipe a favorite in my house. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2009
This recipe is good and seems promising, but I only gave it four stars because we liked it better when I made some changes. Most important: I completely omitted the water and doubled the rest of the sauce recipe, so the pork gets more intense flavor from the juice it cooks in. I used brown sugar instead of white sugar and balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar. I used low sodium soy sauce and fresh minced garlic instead of garlic powder. I omitted the salt, but added 1/4 t. ground ginger. In addition to the onion, I added some baby carrots, putting both under the roast in the slow cooker (I've always read that you should put your root veggies under the meat in the crock). With these changes, it was excellent. Read More
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