Frugal Foodie Mama: Slow Cooker Apple-Cranberry Bourbon BBQ Pork Loin Roast

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Slow Cooker Apple-Cranberry Bourbon BBQ Pork Loin Roast

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Forget the ham and turkey this Christmas dinner, and reach for your slow cooker & a packet of Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces in Apple Bourbon BBQ to make this delicious, tender, and easy pork loin roast...
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I love lazy Christmases...  LOVE them.  I would be perfectly content hanging around the house all day in our PJ's, watching our fave Christmas movies on a loop, and smiling as the kids loved on their newly acquired toys and gadgets.  
But I still love that big Christmas dinner.... just not all the work that goes into it.  
No one in our families hosts a big ole dinner for us to go to either.  My parents stopped doing that years ago and took a cue from A Christmas Story and go to the local Chinese buffet restaurant on Christmas Day each year.
Sometimes we join them, but not this year...

This year I will be making this amazing, tender, and flavorful Slow Cooker Apple-Cranberry Bourbon BBQ Pork Loin Roast.
It is crazy easy- just 15 minutes of prep in the morning and then the slow cooker and Campbell's Apple Bourbon BBQ Slow Cooker Sauce does the rest! :)

I added a few tasty ingredients to holiday-fy the Slow Cooker Sauce- cranberry sauce and cinnamon.  And you can serve it with your favorite sides.  I actually just paired the roast with some crispy oven baked garlic fingerling potatoes that took me less than 25 minutes to roast in the oven.

My husband stood over my shoulder practically drooling while I snapped the photos for this recipe post.  I mean, he was seriously like the dad in A Christmas Story trying to snag a piece of the Christmas turkey before it was ready. ;)  I guarantee you that your family will not want to wait very long to dig into this either...
Slow Cooker Apple-Cranberry Bourbon BBQ Pork Loin Roast
by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7-8 hours on Low or 4-5 hours
Ingredients (4-6)
  • 2-3 lb boneless pork loin roast, trimmed of fat
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pkg Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces in Apple Bourbon BBQ
  • 1 14 oz can of whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 medium cinnamon stick
In a small bowl, mix together the kosher salt, pepper, and Dijon mustard. Rub the mixture into all sides of the pork loin roast.

In a large skillet or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once heated, brown both sides of the crusted pork loin roast, about 3 minutes on each side.
Place the roast in a 6 quart slow cooker.

In a medium bow, whisk together the Apple Bourbon BBQ Slow Cooker Sauce & the cranberry sauce. Pour over top of the browned roast.
Drop in the cinnamon stick.

Cook on Low for 7-8 hours or on High for 4-5 hours.  (I basted it with the sauce in the slow cooker every 1-2 hours.)
Remove the roast to a cutting board and allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes before carving.

Carve, plate, and ladle some of the leftover sauce in the slow cooker over top.
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What do you traditionally do on Christmas Day?
Will you be making dinner this year?  Did I just give you your holiday dinner recipe? ;)

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