How to Cook Frozen Pork Roast in a Slow Cooker

Written by g.k. bayne
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A frozen pork roast can turn out to be a delectable main course if the roast is cooked all day in a slow cooker. Because prep time is minimal, it is a dish you can start before leaving for work and have it fully cooked by the time you get home. Add a few steamed vegetables and you will have a full meal on the table with very little effort.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Slow cooker
  • Pork roast
  • Water
  • Seasonings
  • Meat thermometer

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Remove all packaging from the frozen pork roast and set the roast, fat side down, in the slow cooker.

  2. 2

    Pour approximately 1 inch of water into the bottom of the slow cooker.

  3. 3

    Sprinkle the top of the pork roast with the seasonings of your choice. Salt, pepper, basil and rosemary are all good choices, as is pouring a small jar of barbecue sauce over the roast.

  4. 4

    Put the lid on the cooker and turn the slow cooker to high.

  5. 5

    Let the roast cook for 7 to 8 hours. Do not lift the lid, as this will extend the cooking time.

  6. 6

    Check for doneness using a meat thermometer. Pork should be cooked to around 82.2 degrees C. If the roast isn't fully done, replace the lid and let it cook for another hour.

  7. 7

    Remove the roast from the slow cooker and let it rest, covered with tin foil, for at least 15 minutes before slicing.

Tips and warnings

  • If your slow cooker has only one setting, start the roast the just before bedtime the night before the meal.
  • To give the roast that browned look of oven roasting, place 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a heavy skillet and turn the heat on medium high. Brown the frozen roast in the skillet on all sides. This may take around 5 to 8 minutes per side.

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