Slow Cooker Pork Loin Roast with Brown Sugar and Sweet Potatoes


One of my favorite recipes passed on to me from a friend many years ago. This pork loin roast with brown sugar is easy to prepare and when it's done, it's so delicious! Serve with a green vegetable or salad and dinner rolls.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon pork rub seasoning, or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

  • 1 (3 pound) pork loin roast

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Mix pork rub seasoning and Chinese five-spice powder together in a small bowl. Rub all over pork roast.

  2. Place sweet potatoes into the bottom of a slow cooker; add brown sugar and butter. Place roast on top and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Cook on Low until roast is fork-tender, 6 to 7 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Cook's Notes:

Do not add any water to the slow cooker.

If pork doesn't seem quite done after 7 hours, turn cooker on High for about 45 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

381 Calories
15g Fat
34g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 628mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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