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Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

APRICOT PORK ROAST

1 (2 1/2 lb) boneless pork loin, trimmed
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil*
1 red onion, chopped
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 to 3 green onions, sliced
1 jar (12-oz) apricot preserves
1 tbsp whole-grain mustard

Sprinkle the roast with the salt and pepper.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet, over medium-high heat, and add the pork. Brown roast, turning frequently to brown all sides; this will take approximately 6 minutes. Transfer the roast to a 5 to 6-quart slowcooker or crockpot.

In the same skillet, cook the red onion and green onion on low heat for a couple of minutes. Sprinkle with the ginger and remove from the heat. Stir the apricot preserves and the mustard into the mixture. Pour mixture over the pork. Cover and cook until pork is fork tender and cooked through, approximately 4 to 5 hours on high or 8 to 10 hours on low.

Transfer pork to cutting board. This makes 8 servings. For less servings, cut off half or whatever needed. Slice the current piece and let the other part cool. When cooled, roast can be wrapped well and frozen for up to two months.

Serve sliced with the cooking sauce.

*If you don't have the olive oil you can use canola oil.

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