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Slow-Cooker Brown Sugar-Topped Pork with Sweet Potatoes

slow-cooker brown sugar-topped pork with sweet potatoes Entree
Slow-Cooker Brown Sugar-Topped Pork with Sweet Potatoes
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

Sweet brown sugar and spicy cayenne pepper combine in a delicious seasoning for pork and sweet potatoes.

Updated November 11, 2009

Ingredients

  • 4
    medium sweet potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2
    1/2-pound pork boneless shoulder roast (tied or in netting)
  • 1/2
    cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4
    teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2
    teaspoons salt
  • 1/4
    teaspoon pepper
  • 1
    clove garlic, finely chopped

Steps

  • 1
    Place sweet potato slices in 5 to 6-quart slow cooker. Place pork on sweet potatoes. Mix remaining ingredients in small bowl; sprinkle over pork and potatoes.
  • 2
    Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3
    Remove pork from cooker; place on cutting board. Remove strings or netting from pork. Cut pork into slices, or pull pork into serving pieces using 2 forks. Serve with sweet potatoes, spooning juices over pork.

  • When a pork shoulder is boned, the butcher uses kitchen string or an elastic net to shape the meat into a tidy roast. Leave the string or netting on while the roast cooks, ensuring neat slices at serving time.
  • Add a fresh spinach salad and a basket of warm biscuits to round out the meal.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
155
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
Saturated Fat
6g
Cholesterol
90mg
Sodium
660mg
Total Carbohydrate
32g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 4 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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