1 pork roast (pork loin works well too)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 large onion, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
2 cups chicken broth
2 bay leaves
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce (jellied cranberry sauce can be used too)
The first step is to set your crock pot to medium heat. Rub the pork roast with salt and pepper, and then set aside. Chop the onions, celery and garlic into medium sized pieces. Next, add the celery, onion, chicken broth, garlic, bay leaves and cranberry sauce to the crock pot. Give the all the ingredients a stir while inside the crock pot. Finally, place the pork roast on top of everything inside the crock pot and put the lid on it. Cook for at least 5-6 hours on medium heat. Then serve. *Remember when the roast is done cooking to remove the bay leaves, they are only used to flavor the roast while cooking and not very appetizing to bite into alone.
The cranberry sauce adds a lot of flavor to the roast while it’s cooking. If you choose, you could also serve the roast with a little cranberry sauce on the side. The tanginess of the cranberries adds a lot of flavor to the pork roast; it really is a great combination. I have made this recipe many times and it turns out great every time. I usually serve it with roasted potatoes and sautéed green beans. Another option to this recipe would be to add your veggies in the crock pot while it is cooking. If I’m short on time, I sometimes add all my vegetables with the roast in the crock pot so the meal can cook all at once. Enjoy!