I found this pork loin roast at the grocery store marked down to somewhere around $4. $4 for two pounds of meat?! That was a bargain I couldn't pass up, considering that with leftovers this would probably feed my family for about three meals. The morning that I made this I was busy and only had a few minutes to get dinner in the slow cooker. I wanted something a little different than the usual potatoes and carrots so I decided to try a simple BBQ rub.
I kind of wanted some sort of sauce to go along with it too. Partly to made sure the meat would stay juicy and partly to give it some more flavor. I dug around in the fridge and found some leftover apricot and blackberry preserves and decided to give it a try. The only thing I had to lose was my four bucks (plus whatever it would cost to order pizza if we couldn't eat this)! I must admit I was not to confident this would work out. Even if I liked it what were the chances my family would actually eat eat it?
The gamble paid off! Not only did they eat it...they liked it and ate some more! Yay! Love it when it works out that way. It was not overly sweet or overly spicy..it just had good flavor. We had this with a little cheesy rice and some sauteed brussels sprouts (yum, yum, yum by the way..LOVE brussels sprouts!). Even if you can't find a pork loin roast marked down you can still find one for a reasonable price and it will be worth it if you make it like this.
Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pork Roast
- 2 pound pork loin roast
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon BBQ seasoning or even a little more if you like
- ½ cup broth or water
- ½ cup seedless blackberry preserves
- ½ cup apricot preserves
- Mix broth with preserves and pour into bottom of crock
- Rub olive oil and BBQ seasoning evenly over the top and side of the roast
- Place roast in crock, careful not to wash off seasoning
- Cook on low for 8 hours