Crockpot Cranberry Pork Roast

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Ugly Recipes Need Love Too. If you are preparing this as a gluten free recipe, please refer to tips below

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Crockpot Cranberry Pork Roast

Yield: 12 servings (Serving size: 3 ounces pork, 1/4 cup sauce)

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 7 hrs

Easy recipes like this are nice for busy days when you just need to come home to a dinner that has already been cooked. This pork turns out tender and the sauce is delicious too!

Ingredients:

3 pound lean, boneless pork loin roast, trimmed of fat and cut in half crosswise
16 ounces canned whole berry cranberry sauce
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 Tablespoons water

Directions:

1. Heat large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with nonstick spray. Add roast halves, browning on all sides. Place roast halves in the insert of a slow cooker that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.

2. In a medium bowl, mix cranberry sauce, brown sugar and mustard; pour over the roast in the crockpot. Cover with lid; cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Reduce to LOW and cook 6 hours. Remove roast from crockpot, reserving cranberry mixture in crockpot. Set roast aside; keep warm.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water until well mixed. Scoop cranberry mixture into the large bowl and then whisk cornstarch and cranberry mixture together. Place in the microwave and cook on HIGH for 2 minutes, or until thickened.

4. Place pork roast on platter and use two forks to shred it apart. Top with cranberry sauce and serve immediately.

Tips:

*Serve with couscous- it's great with a little drizzle of the sauce.
*If you're preparing this meal as GLUTEN FREE, just make sure that the brands of cranberry sauce and mustard that you have are noted as being gluten free.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 3 ounces pork, 1/4 cup sauce
Calories per serving: 241
Fat per serving: 8.2g
Saturated Fat per serving: 3g
Fiber per serving: .6g
Protein per serving: 24.4g
Cholesterol per serving: 63mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 16.4g

WW POINTS per serving:
WW POINTS: Points Plus Program 6 Old Points Program 5

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted slightly from In Good Time)