20 Savory Pork Crock-Pot Recipes

Kathleen Wong | Oct 22, 2018 Food & Party
20 Savory Pork Crock-Pot Recipes
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There's something distinctively savory about pork that makes other meats pale in comparison. For starters, pork is the basis for our beloved and undeniably delicious bacon. Secondly, pork is a diverse meat that can be dressed up in various cuisines, sauces and seasonings but still remain rich and hearty no matter what. Tenderloin, shoulder, belly, sausage -- the list of yummy pork possibilities is somewhat endless. Plus, pork wrapped in bacon, aka pork? Now that's just wildly delicious. I mean, just look how many cultures roast an entire hog over a spit. Do we need more proof that pork is one of the most satisfying meats out there? The answer is most definitely no, by the way. 

Cooking pork can also be a versatile experience. Barbecue a shoulder for hours or throw some bacon onto the pan for a quick fry. However, if we're asked, the best way to cook pork is until tender and falling off the bone in a Crock-Pot. The flavors soak in and it's absolutely a low-effort, high-yield situation. 

Pork slow cooker recipes are especially handy as the days get shorter and colder. The food emerges warm and hearty, and everyone is satisfied. Win-win. 

It doesn't matter if we're into spicy, sweet or salty pork, there's a recipe out there to hit the spot. From honey garlic pork chops to brown sugar and balsamic-glazed pork tenderloin and tangy carnitas, we've rounded up 20 of the most delish pork recipes to add to our lexicon this fall and winter. Just try not to get hungry while clicking through this slideshow. Bon appétit!   


  • Slow Cooker Ribs

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    Slow Cooker Ribs
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    This recipe for slow cooker ribs by Buns in my Oven starts off with a homemade dry rub and is amplified with some apple cider. The ribs take about four hours to get tender but man, they sure look worth it.

  • Crock-Pot Carnitas

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    Crock Pot Carnitas
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    Is it Taco Tuesday yet? This carnitas recipe by The Fork Bite looks like it would hit just the right spot. It uses skinless pork shoulder and is lightened with orange juice. 

  • Crock-Pot Brown Sugar and Balsamic-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

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    Crock Pot Brown Sugar and Balsamic-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
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    Food52's Crock-Pot Brown Sugar and Balsamic-Glazed Pork Tenderloin is all of the fanciness without a ton of the work. It only takes 15 minutes of prep time! 

  • Slow-Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin

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    Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin
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    This recipe by Dinner then Dessert requires just a few ingredients: pork loin, garlic, brown sugar and bacon, duh! This is a perfect double whammy for the pork lover. 

  • Crock-Pot Sweet Pulled Pork

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    Crock Pot Sweet Pulled Pork
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    Even if it's no longer summer, nothing compares to the deliciousness of sweet pulled pork. This recipe by Homemade Hooplah uses brown sugar, ground mustard, garlic powder, and our favorite barbecue sauce 

  • Slow Cooker Spicy Pork Chili

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    Slow Cooker Spicy Pork Chili
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    Want something that tastes like a warm hug? How about this slow cooker spicy pork chili recipe by Taste of Home? It takes just 10 minutes of prep time! 

  • Crock-Pot Ranch Pork Chops

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    Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops
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    Creamy and delicious pretty much sums up this slow cooker ranch pork chops recipe by Homemade Hooplah. Throw it over rice, noodles, or potatoes and the family is sure to love it. 

  • Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast

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    Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast
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    This pork slow cooker recipe by Your Homebased Mom is savory embodied. Serve it with some roasted potatoes and a green salad for the most perfect fall meal.

  • Slow Cooker Cuban Pork

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    Slow Cooker Cuban Pork
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    Ready for a culinary trip down to Cuba? If so, try out Bellyfull's slow cooker Cuban pork recipe. The Crock-Pot cooks the pork to tender juiciness, making it perfect in sandwiches or over rice.

  • Crock-Pot Cranberry Pot Roast

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    Crock Pot Cranberry Pot Roast
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    This year's holidays are going to be oh-so easy with this Num's the Word recipe for Crock-Pot cranberry pot roast. Just use leftover cranberry sauce to dress this pork roast! 

  • Slow-Cooked Pork Stew

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    Slow-Cooked Pork Stew
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    This warm and comforting stew is also incredibly easy to whip up! This recipe by Taste of Home uses olives for a new spin.

  • Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork

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    Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork
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    Cube a pork loin and dress it with pineapple pieces, soy sauce, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar, according to this recipe by Slow Cooking Perfected. Take-out, what now?

  • Slow Cooker Pork Chop Stroganoff

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    Slow Cooker Pork Chop Stroganoff
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    Move over, beef stroganoff. Pork chop stroganoff is here to stay -- and it's delicious! This recipe by Bake at Midnite is perfect for the person who has some leftover pork chops in the freezer. 

  • Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde

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    Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde
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    This slow cooker pork chili verde recipe by The Recipe Critic will take any tacos, burritos, or enchiladas to new heights. Cubed pork shoulder becomes super juicy in the Crock-Pot, too.

  • Slow Cooker Sticky Chinese Pork Belly 

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    Slow Cooker Sticky Chinese Pork Belly
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    Sticky, savory, and tender pork belly goes down in this Crock-Pot recipe by Kitchen Sanctuary. It only takes two hours in the slow cooker.

  • Slow Cooker Apple Garlic Pork Shoulder

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    Slow Cooker Apple Garlic Pork Shoulder
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    Fall apples call for a slow cooker apple garlic pork shoulder? Heck yes. This recipe by The Taylor House gets the job done right with apples, applesauce, garlic, and a pork loin roast. 

  • Butter-Braised Slow Cooker Pork Roast

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    Butter-Braised Slow Cooker Pork Roast
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    Butter makes everything better, right? It definitely does its job in this butter-braised slow cooker pork roast recipe by South Your Mouth. The skin gets crispy and the meat gets juicy, just as pork should be. 

  • Slow Cooker Coconut Pork Curry

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    Slow Cooker Coconut Pork Curry
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    What better way is there than to warm up with a bowl of slow cooker coconut pork curry? This recipe from Food & Wine turns a pork shoulder into a flavorful hug of warmth.

  • Slow Cooker Korean Barbecue Pork Tacos

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    Korean barbecue sauce is rich and tangy at the same time. This slow cooker Korean barbecue pork tacos recipe by Creme de la Crumb will help anyone upgrade their taco night. 

  • Slow Cooker Kalua Pork

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    Slow Cooker Kalua Pork
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    This Hawaiian-style recipe by Creme de la Crumb requires just three ingredients: pork shoulder roast, liquid smoke and Himalayan pink salt. Use the shredded pork in tacos, sandwiches or classically, just over rice.