Friday, January 11, 2013

Weeknight Recipe: Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast

I've been pinning so many recipes on Pinterest, but have not tried any yet. So one night this week when thinking about what I would make for dinner the next evening, I came across this recipe-- Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast. It is originally from Six Sisters Stuff.

I always get excited but nervous when I make something new. I'm a nervous cook---I don't want things to turn out terrible. I had a pork loin in the freezer, so I pulled that out the night before. It was completely thawed so I had to defrost it in the microwave for a few minutes. Overall it was really good! The sauce was really favorful. You could taste the parmesan, honey and soy sauce, all main ingredients in the sauce. I had it in for about 8 hours, which maybe was a tad bit too long, because it was a little dry. But add the sauce and you're fine! 

Here you can see the pork loin that we had leftover after we took pieces to eat.

I made mashed potatoes and broccoli as the sides. I had carrots in the refrigerator, but felt it was best to have veggies that were not sweet, because the sauce was fairly sweet.
Enjoy the recipe!


1 (2-3 pound) boneless pork roast
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup honey
3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp dried basil
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water

Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place roast in slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, honey, soy sauce, basil, garlic, oil and salt. Pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Slice roast; serve with gravy.

1 comment:

  1. Looks good. I may have to try it.