Slow-Cooker Garlic Pork Roast and Sweet Potatoes

Love pork and sweet potatoes? Here's an easy way to get this favorite combo in a slow cooker meal.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

1
boneless pork loin roast (3 1/2 lb)
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
4
cups 1-inch pieces peeled dark-orange sweet potatoes
1
medium onion, sliced
6
cloves garlic, peeled
1
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)

  • 1 If pork roast comes in netting or is tied, remove netting or strings. Remove fat from pork. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper over pork. Cook pork in oil about 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides.
  • 2 In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, place sweet potatoes, onion and garlic. Place pork on vegetables. Pour broth over pork.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.

Expert Tips

You can use apple juice for the chicken broth.

The flavor of dark-orange sweet potatoes is preferred, but you can use whatever variety you like. Also, after browning the roast, use a small amount of chicken broth to deglaze the pan. Heat the broth in the skillet, and stir to loosen the browned bits of food on the bottom.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
125mg
125%;
Sodium
510mg
510%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
46g
46%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
200%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 6 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.