Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day 20: Roast Pork with Cranberry Sauce, a Crockpot Dinner

Yesterday I took a trip to pick up my inlaws from the airport, which is about 2 hours from our house.  I knew we wouldn't be getting back until right before dinner time, so I needed to have dinner pretty much ready.  So, I did what any other girl would do:  I called my mom to get her tried and true crockpot pork recipe.  I've eaten this dish several times at my parents' home, but never made it myself.  Let me just tell you, when I opened the front door to walk inside yesterday (at about 5PM), the smells coming from the house were AMAZING!  This is a fall recipe you don't want to miss.

The meat just falls right off

Roast Pork with Cranberry Sauce
Printable Version

1 pork loin (about 4.5 pounds)
1 packet onion soup mix
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
1/3 cup French dressing

If needed, cut the pork loin in half, in order for it to fit into your crockpot.  Spray the inside of the crockpot with non-stick cooking spray, or line with a crockpot liner.  Place pork loin in crockpot.  In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients.  Pour over pork.  Cook on low heat for 6-7 hours.  Serve with potatoes or rice, as there will be lots of yummy sauce.

source: Most Amazing Woman on the Planet, aka my Mom


  1. This looks delish! I am a crockpot makes my days so much easier!

  2. yay for crockpot dinners! :) We love pork with cranberry! So would you say 4.5 lbs serves 4-6? Did you have any leftover?? I'm planning on serving a similar pork dish next weekend but didn't know how much meat I need.

  3. It served 4 adults and 2 children, with plenty leftover. It will definitely feed 6, possibly 8, especially if you have lots of sides.

  4. This sounds and looks amazing! Yummy! Thank you for sharing this. I love crock pot recipes!

  5. Yum! I've made that same sauce for a while, just with chicken! I'll have to try the pork...

  6. This sounds great! Now I just need to find a reason to cook this much food at one time. But I think my favorite part of this post is the source :)


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