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Food Factor: Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast

by Ms. Natasha Haynes, MSU Extension Service

Our Facebook fans have asked for healthier holiday recipes and slow cooker recipes, so The Food Factor team has combined both requests into one new video: Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast!

Cranberries are a perfect fall flavor and are loaded with vitamin C and fiber without lots of calories. Combined with a lean pork roast, you have a wonderful alternative to heavier traditional main dishes. Plus, when you use the slow cooker, your oven is free for other family favorites, like baked sweet potatoes, which would pair perfectly with this dish. Or, serve with brown rice and your favorite veggies.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast


- 2-1/2 pounds boneless pork roast - 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce - 1/4 cup honey - 1/4 cup dried minced onion

Spray your slow cooker with cooking spray and place pork roast in slow cooker.

In a mixing bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, honey and minced onion. Pour over the pork roast.

Cook on low for 10-12 hours. Shred and serve.

Thanks for our friends at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service for the terrific publication “5 Easy Slow Cooker Meals for Back to School,” where we found this printable recipe.

What are your favorite fall recipes? We’d love to hear from you. Share on Facebook and Twitter!

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