Crockpot Pork and Taters

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My sister sent me a recipe a while back that I wanted to modify into a crockpot recipe.

First I made it with wild pork steaks.

Verdict:  Definitely has potential but the steaks were too dry in the crockpot.

Next I made it with wild pork backstrap.

Verdict:  Definitely has potential but the backstrap was too dry.

Third time’s a charm! I made it with a wild pork roast.

Verdict:  Fall apart tender meat, flavorful and tender potatoes and onions, all coated in a bold gravy. It’s a quick, simple, all-in-one meal. Pair it with a side salad for a little added freshness and supper is served!

When it comes to crockpot meals there are two categories:  those that require finished touches at the end of the cook time and those that don’t. I have a couple recipes that need some finishing touches, like my Wild Pork Carnitas that are best fried up a little before serving. I don’t mind a crockpot recipe that requires finishing touches as long as I know to anticipate them. Other times the whole point of my crockpot is to be able to walk in the door after work or baseball practice and be able to plop the crockpot onto the table and eat because doggone it it’s been a long day and we’re hangry! {Not a typo.}

When you print your printable recipe card for this one be sure to dog-ear it as a go-to crockpot recipe with no follow-up prep needed. It’s a cook and serve recipe, perfect for a home-cooked meal on a busy, busy night.

AND it’s a meat-n-taters meal! Who doesn’t love that?!

Here’s what you need:

Wild Pork Roast  |  Potatoes  |  Onion  |  Garlic powder  |  Olive oil
Salt  |  Parmesan cheese  |  Beef bouillon  |  Pepper

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In a lot of recipes I prefer fresh grated parmesan, but sometimes the powder works better, and this is one of those times.


Step 1 ~ 15 minutes

Using at least a 2 pound wild pork roast, slice it into 2 inch slices, cutting against the grain.

Heat a splash of olive oil in a large cast iron skillet and brown the sliced pork roast for about 3 minutes per side.

Just get a nice brown sear on the meat. Don’t try to cook it through.


Step 2 ~ 2 minutes

Line the bottom of the crockpot with the seared roast chunks and sprinkle both sides of the roast slices with garlic powder.

We got this garlic powder from Fiesta spices. I always thought garlic powder was garlic powder, but this garlic powder is something special. I don’t know what they do, and I don’t care as long as they keep doing it. Pick some up at Wal-mart, HEB, their website, or as part of this bundle on Amazon.


Step 3 ~ 5 minutes

Grab your powdered parmesan cheese can. Measure out ½ c parmesan and add ¼ tsp salt and pepper, each.

Stir it up

and sprinkle half of it over the roast slices.


Step 4 ~ 10 minutes

Slice up 4 to 7 potatoes, depending on size and how much you like taters. Slice them in ⅛” slices.

Arrange the potatoes over the top of the pork roast.

Sprinkle the remaining parmesan mixture over the top.


Step 5 ~ 5 minutes

Slice and quarter half an onion, and sprinkle the onion over the top of the potatoes.

{Sautéing the onions first would add a level of magic to the crockpot if you have time to do that.}


Step 6 ~ 2 minutes

Mix 1 tsp beef bouillon with ¾ c water

and stir until the beef bouillon is dissolved.

If you use a beef bouillon cube instead of the granules heat the water first to make it easier to dissolve the cube.

Pour the beef bouillon mix over the potatoes and onions.


Step 7 ~ 6 – 8 hours

Cover the crockpot with a tight fitting lid, set it to low, and walk away for 6 – 8 hours. When you come back the house will smell amazing, and everything will be supremely tender.

Scoop a heaping helping of meat, taters, and onions out of the pot, drizzle with gravy, and sprinkle with more parmesan cheese.

No need to swing through the drive-thru tonight! Supper’s waiting on you. Get to it!

Crockpots – what’s your favorite way to use them?

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