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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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

381 calories; protein 27.6g 55% DV; carbohydrates 33.9g 11% DV; fat 14.6g 22% DV; cholesterol 94.9mg 32% DV; sodium 214.3mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2019
Nice flavor, turned out very well. My pork loin was almost 5 pounds, so I added a little more seasoning and an extra sweet potato, but I kept the brown sugar and butter the same. I also added 1/2 cup apple juice. The sweet potatoes came out really well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2019
I followed instructions for this slow-cooker recipe exactly, using a 3 pound, 3 ounce pork loin roast. Only modification to the ingredients was rubbing the roast prior to cooking with dried sage, which gave it an excellent aroma and added to the taste. While the cooking time of 6 hours on low was certainly adequate to cook the roast to the required internal temperature, juices from the roast turned the sweet potato cubes somewhat mushy. The roast itself, while done, was dry and we had to make pork gravy to make it easier to eat. I would suggest that the recipe be modified to use slightly larger than bite-size pieces of sweet potato to avoid the mushy consistency. Read More
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68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2019
Nice flavor, turned out very well. My pork loin was almost 5 pounds, so I added a little more seasoning and an extra sweet potato, but I kept the brown sugar and butter the same. I also added 1/2 cup apple juice. The sweet potatoes came out really well. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2019
I followed instructions for this slow-cooker recipe exactly, using a 3 pound, 3 ounce pork loin roast. Only modification to the ingredients was rubbing the roast prior to cooking with dried sage, which gave it an excellent aroma and added to the taste. While the cooking time of 6 hours on low was certainly adequate to cook the roast to the required internal temperature, juices from the roast turned the sweet potato cubes somewhat mushy. The roast itself, while done, was dry and we had to make pork gravy to make it easier to eat. I would suggest that the recipe be modified to use slightly larger than bite-size pieces of sweet potato to avoid the mushy consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2019
No changes and will make again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2019
We don’t care for sweet potatoes, so did this one without them - but kept the sugar. Didn’t have the Chinese spice but used a rib rub. Super yummy - best, most tender pork loin I have ever made and no mess! (I used a slow cooker liner.) I made 2 loins so i can mix one with noodles for later in the week. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2019
This was delicious and SO easy. I added a Vidalia sweet onion and wish I would have had more of the sweet potatoes. The pork was moist and tender and even my little kids ate it! Definitely will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2019
Was super easy and super good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2019
Delicious! will use more sweet potatoes and cut them larger so they don't get so mushy. Used leftover pork to make pulled pork sandwiches. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2019
Loved it. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2019
I added extra sweet potatoes and put in a sweet onion in the bottom. As this is Louisiana I of course added a bit of spice enhancements! Read More
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