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Slow-Cooker Maple-Sage Pork Roast

 6 Ratings
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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Maple syrup brings subtle sweet flavor to a savory pork roast cooked alongside lovely vegetables.

Ingredients

2- to 3-lb boneless pork shoulder roast
2
tablespoons real maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
2
teaspoons dried sage leaves
1/2
teaspoon beef bouillon granules
1/2
cup water
2
cups 1 1/2-inch cubes peeled butternut squash
2
cups baby-cut carrots, cut in half lengthwise
2
small onions, cut into wedges
3
tablespoons cornstarch
1/2
cup water

Directions

  • 1 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. If pork roast comes in netting or is tied, remove netting or strings. Place pork in cooker. In small bowl, mix syrup, garlic, sage, bouillon granules and 1/2 cup water; spoon over pork. Arrange squash, carrots and onions around pork.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 3 Remove pork and vegetables from cooker; cover to keep warm. If desired, skim fat from juices in cooker. Pour juices into 4-cup microwavable measuring cup. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and 1/2 cup water until smooth; stir into juices in cup. Microwave uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every minute, until mixture thickens. Serve with pork and vegetables.

Expert Tips

Toss together a packaged salad mix and heat whole wheat rolls to serve with the meat and vegetables.

Whole carrots, quartered lengthwise and cut into 2-inch sections, can be substituted for the baby carrots.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
110mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
7g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
160%
160%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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