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Slow Cooker Harvest Pork Roast Dinner

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Slow Cooker Harvest Pork Roast Dinner is an easy, gluten free, low sodium, dairy free pork roast dinner. Full of in season fall produce. Nothing else is required for dinner. It’s all in the pot!

Slow Cooker Harvest Pork Roast Dinner

Nothing says fall better than Slow Cooker Harvest Pork Roast Dinner. Full of fresh roasted peppers and home dried herbs on a bed of rice and nectarines!

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This is one trip out to the garden. Dave brought in this enormous basket of gorgeous roasting peppers! I just needed one!

Yes! It’s harvest time. Dave’s garden and greenhouse are blessing us with massive amounts of produce. Descriptive words fall far short of envisioning the amazing diet we are getting. Our garden produce keeps us in excellent quality food for months!

Slow Cooker Harvest Pork Roast Dinner

Moist, hearty pork roast on a bed of rice, nectarines and roasted peppers

We took that Enormous lovely, basket of peppers to a family gathering, in a huge windstorm last Saturday. Along with my Mediterranean Macaroni Salad which everyone loved 🙂 The family congregated in a large Gymnasium for a big double birthday bash and pot luck. We had NO power in the building, or most of the county!

Trees and branches fell all over the place. Roads were closed and there were Lots of detours. That didn’t stop us! We delivered those peppers to a table in the gym. We had a lovely time, visited for hours and… made sure nobody escaped without a bag of peppers! A few lucky souls were even strong armed into taking home a zucchini!… It happens.

This business of Dave growing 67 pepper plants for TWO of us has to stop! He’s actually feeling virtuous in his generosity. He gave away a lot of his baby pepper plants or we would have had 75 pepper plants! Next year he promised he will cut back. Fingers crossed! Last year we only had 50 plants. The pepper planting trend is moving in the wrong direction!

Slow Cooker Harvest Pork Roast Dinner

A glorious beginning to fall.

I learned with my Peach Pepper Tart how wonderfully roasting peppers cook with peaches. I was sure they would work well with nectarines too. Yes, they do!

The sweet heat of peppers is a great combination with the sweet juiciness of peaches and nectarines. I bet they would be fantastic with mangoes! Our garden carrots also work well with this meal, adding more sweetness and another counterpoint flavor.

Pork is a meat that loves sweetness. The coconut milk also puts a bit of sweet in this meal. But This meal tastes very balanced. Even though I LOADED that crock pot with peppers, the flavors were really good together! the rice absorbed all the yummy juice. What a glorious fall dinner!

The days are getting shorter and cooler now. The big wind storm was accompanied by lots of welcome rain. Our garden and flower beds need rain. We are so thankful to have it, and that is saying something where we live. It has been a very dry year!

Slow Cooker Harvest Pork Roast Dinner Recipe Notes:

UPDATE: Now a days, I use myinstant potas a slow cooker for recipes like this one. I just follow these directions and set the slow cook function to MORE. 

I visited my Daughter Amanda in Louisiana recently and tried out her crock pot. It’s so nice that they make it out of lightweight materials and the bottom is designed to be used on the stove for sauteing. Love that!

Making Slow cooker harvest pork roast dinner is easy. A little slice and dice, roast the peppers for 10 minutes and start layering ingredients into the slow cooker.

If you need detailed instructions on roasting your own peppers I have a post that describes the roasting pepper process and shows you how to freeze your roasted peppers too!

Dave's Peppers roasted

Roasting the peppers brings out their flavor. Add them into a crock pot and the bit of heat and flavor really add something special to the meal!

After all this delicious food is layered together in the slow cooker, pour the sauce over it and cook it on high for four hours or low for 8.

Slow Cooker Harvest Pork Roast Dinner

A delicious,healthy one pot dinner, ready to cook! Just pour on the sauce!, set the heat and cover it!

An hour before it’s dinner time, pour the rice into the slow cooker. That’s it! When the rice is cooked, Dinner is served!

Slow Cooker Harvest Pork Roast DinnerSuch a good fall dinner!

Total Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Number of servings: 8

557 calories/serving

  • Fat                           28 g
  • Carbs                      39 g
  • Protein                   37 g

 

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Slow Cooker Harvest Pork Roast Dinner
Yield: 8 servings

Slow Cooker Harvest Pork Roast Dinner

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Slow Cooker Harvest Pork Roast Dinner is an easy, gluten free, low sodium, dairy free pork roast dinner. Full of in season fall produce. Nothing else is required for dinner. It's all in the pot!

Ingredients

  • 3 lb. Pork Roast
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 4 Large roasting peppers
  • 1 large carrot
  • 3 nectarines
  • 1 Cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. chipotle seasoning
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 Tablespoon dried herbs to taste

Instructions

  1. Deseed and roast the peppers at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
  2. Slice the nectarines off the pits.
  3. Slice the carrots into small sticks.
  4. Layer half the peppers, carrots and nectarines in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  5. Lay the pork roast on the bed of nectarines, carrots and peppers.
  6. Layer the remaining roasted peppers, carrots and sliced nectarines over the pork roast.
  7. Top with the cinnamon stick and bay leaf.
  8. Put the coconut milk, brown sugar and chipotle seasoning in a cup and whisk it smooth to make a sauce. Pour it over the pork roast.
  9. Set the cooker onto high for four hours, or low for eight hours.
  10. One hour before the cooker is done add in the rice and stir until it is coated in liquids.
  11. Garnish with dried herbs as desired.

Nutrition Information


Amount Per Serving Calories 557

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fearlessdining

Sunday 20th of September 2015

That big basket of peppers brought tears to my eyes. I am so jealous of your garden. We let ours go this year because of the drought. Hoping we get rain this winter so we can try again next spring for that garden.

homemadefoodjunkie

Sunday 20th of September 2015

Im so sorry you can't garden right now. The drought down there is so extreme! We had a really dry year up here in Washington State. But this last month the rains have hit. As I write this it's POURING down rain for the second day running. Gotta say I'm glad we had the dry year; but I'm REALLY glad to have our healing rains again, as dreary as they are. Hoping your drought breaks soon!

Christine | Mid-Life Croissant

Wednesday 9th of September 2015

Love this!

homemadefoodjunkie

Wednesday 9th of September 2015

Thank you!

Dini @ The Flavor Bender

Wednesday 9th of September 2015

How beautiful is that harvest?? That pork is cooked beautifully! It's the perfect beginning to Autumn!

Thank you so much for sharing this with us at #SaucySaturdays!

homemadefoodjunkie

Wednesday 9th of September 2015

Thank you Dini!

April J Harris

Tuesday 8th of September 2015

Wow, what an amazing harvest you have had! It's lovely you were able to share. Sorry to hear that you lost power at the party, but glad a good time was had by all anyway! Love this recipe - so autumnal and comforting. I like how you added the rice to the slow cooker too. Looking forward to trying your recipe! Shared. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul hop.

Cindy @ Hun What's for Dinner?

Monday 7th of September 2015

LOVE the sweet and spicy flavours in this roast! I am crazy for avocado and these crostini look so good! I am featuring you this week, over at Simple Supper Tuesday. We'd love for you to join us again this week, starting Monday night at 8pm EST.

homemadefoodjunkie

Monday 7th of September 2015

Thank you so much Cindy! I'll be there:)

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