Crockpot Pork loin roast with sweet potatoes and fried apples
Crockpot pork loin
  • Pork loin, 3-5 pounds
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice (stock, water, lemon juice can substitute)
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
Sweet potatoes
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, 5-6 inches in length to serve 3
  • Salt and butter to taste
Fried apples
  • 2 apples, sliced to serve 3
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • Cinnamon to taste
Crockpot pork loin
  1. Prepare crockpot with cooking spray or liner. Add water to cover bottom at least ¼ inch deep.
  2. Brown first one side and then the other of pork loin in skillet with 2-3 tablespoons of oil. This is an optional step, but does deepen the flavor.
  3. Mix dry ingredients and orange juice to make paste. Pat on sides and spread most of it on top.
  4. Place pork loin into crock pot and drizzle with olive or canola oil.
  5. Cook on low 8-9 hours for roast 4 pounds and up or 4-6 hours for less than 4 pounds.
  6. Internal temperature should reach 140 degrees at least. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Sweet potatoes
  1. Scrub and trim, then cut into uniform chunks. Smaller ones cook faster.
  2. Place in medium pan and cover with water.
  3. Bring to boil and boil for 15 minutes, until sweet potato pierces easily with fork.
  4. Drain and peel.
  5. Whip with mixer and season with salt and butter to taste.
Fried apples
  1. Melt butter or margarine in small skillet
  2. Wash and slice into melted butter
  3. Cook 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until slightly limp.
  4. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at