Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Recipe

Cranberries are one of the important ingredients in Thanksgiving dishes. This is due to the fact that cranberries are abundant in North America and are often eaten by the Native Americans. The Pilgrims followed suit in adding this wonderful fruit in their dishes after colonizing the Americas. Hundreds of years after the chaotic founding of North America, the tradition of using cranberries for Thanksgiving dishes remains.

This slow cooker pork recipe is the perfect blend of sweet and sour. With such a simple preparation, the rich flavor of this slow cooker pork recipe really surprises. Who would have thought that cooking pork in cranberry sauce for a couple of hours will be absolutely delicious? The ingredients are relatively simple, too. Just buy some fresh pork and your choice of cranberry sauce.

For this recipe, we are using pork loins. Of course, you can use other parts of the pork such as the belly, legs, and so on. We will also need a slow cooker. The advantage of using the slow cooker is that it tenderizes the pork and unleashes and mixes flavors well. The addition of the dressing negates the sourness of the cranberry sauce, giving this dish a balanced taste.

Enjoy this signature Thanksgiving dish with rice or bread. For more slow cooker recipes, try our Slow Cooker Banana Bread Recipe. The rice sweetness of the banana bread will definitely be a wonderful complement to the tart flavor of the cranberry pork.

How To Make Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

Cranberry sauce is a staple during Thanksgiving. Now, you don't have to wait until November to get your hands on this scrumptious dish.

  • 16 oz cranberry sauce
  • ⅓ cup French salad dressing
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 3 lb pork loin roast (boneless )
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the cranberry sauce, salad dressing, and onion.

  2. Place pork in a slow cooker, and cover with the sauce mixture. 

  3. Cover, and cook on High setting for 4 hours, or on Low setting for 8 hours.

  4. Pork is done when the internal temperature has reached 160 degrees F.

How To Make Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

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Cranberry sauce is a staple during Thanksgiving. Now, you don't have to wait until November to get your hands on this scrumptious dish.

Preparation: 5 mins
Cooking: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 5 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 16 oz cranberry sauce
  • cup French salad dressing
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3 lb pork loin roast boneless

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the cranberry sauce, salad dressing, and onion.

  2. Place pork in a slow cooker, and cover with the sauce mixture. 

  3. Cover, and cook on High setting for 4 hours, or on Low setting for 8 hours.

  4. Pork is done when the internal temperature has reached 160 degrees F.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 20mg
  • Calories: 452kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Cholesterol: 143mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 906mg
  • Protein: 51g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 263mg
  • Sugar: 31g
  • Vitamin A: 32IU
  • Vitamin C: 3mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

What is the best cranberry sauce brand for cooking?

Cranberry sauce comes with different levels of sweetness or sourness, depending on the brand. Feel free to choose your favorite cranberry sauce for this recipe. However, we also recommend making your own cranberry sauce especially if it’s the season for harvest. Simply cook cranberries in boiling water with sugar until they burst.

How long can I keep this dish?

Unfortunately, you can only keep this dish in the fridge for a couple of days. Make sure to store it inside an airtight container and keep it refrigerated. You also have to put it in a microwave to heat it up before consuming it again.

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Conclusion

There are no rules when to serve this amazing dish! Serve it for lunch or dinner -- it's up to you. Pour in some wine to make it fancy. We guarantee that it's going to be an unforgettable dish!

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