Roast Pork - What's The Best Way To Cook?

@rosie230 (1674)
June 28, 2010 6:52am CST
I am cooking some roast pork for tonights dinner, and I often wonder what is the best way to cook it. I normally cook in the oven slowly, so that it does not become to dry once cooked, but I really wanted to try doing it a different way, and had a search through on google, and have decided today I am going to cook it in the slow cooker, and hopefully it will just fall apart when it is cooked. Has anyone else had experience of cooking a joint of pork or anything else in the slow cooker? Generally I like to use my slow cooker for casseroles and stews etc, but I thought this would be interesting.
6 responses
@oldchem1 (8144)
28 Jun 10
I cook my pork joints in the slow cooker and it is fine. I sprinkle it all over with salt and pepper and I stand it on an onion cut into 4 pieces. I usually throw in a couple of sprigs of sage out of my herb garden but that's just because I have it growing there. I don't add any liquid just put the lid on, turn the slow cooker to high cook at this temperature for one hour. Then I turn the cooker down to low aand leave to cook on low WITHOUT LIFTING THE LID!! for 4 - 6 hours depending on how big the joint is. This makes a delicious, moist and tender joint.
@rosie230 (1674)
28 Jun 10
Maybe I will have to try it without any liquid then as well. I thought that the water absorbs into the meat to make it tender. You know like the hog roasts you can buy sometimes at festivals and such, I really love that as it always seems to be so juicy. I used to get one at Brighton Market, and I tell you, it was amazing, the pork just melted in my mouth!!! How I wish it was already cooked... I really want it lol Thanks for the info though, I will try that next time!!!
@oldchem1 (8144)
28 Jun 10
I do chicken the same way, it's surprising how much liquid is in the cooker when you finish - it makes delicious gravy!!
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
28 Jun 10
That is how I make my BBQ Pork. I put a pork loin in my crock pot with about an inch of water. Cook it all day. Drain out the liquid when you get home and pull it apart with a fork (easy to do). Add in your bbq sauce. We like it with honey BBQ and mix well. Let it simmer for about a half hour and then serve. I put it on rolls but you can just serve it on a plate with cole slaw and fries and onion rings and maybe some baked beans. DELICIOUS!! Enjoy!
@rosie230 (1674)
28 Jun 10
wow... that sounds rather yummy too... I will have to try all these new recipes that I'm getting... I have just had my pork and it was lovely, it was so tender, and juicy. I even have some left over, so I am going to have it in some sandwiches for lunch tomorrow yummy
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Jun 10
my friend Nelda cooks roast pork in her slow cooker so its all ready and tender for her dinner when she gets off work at five and drives home on the freeway. she told me it gets so tender it just falls apart with a fork.She usually cooks some apples with it so it is really very tasty. I have no way to cook here at Gold Crest.I was going to get myself a slow cooker then we were eicted. well any way allswell that ends well. by the way after being unemployed for a year and a half'my son now has a good jor. hurray hurray.
@rosie230 (1674)
28 Jun 10
I have just eaten it, and it was delicious.... I only bought my slow cooker last year, and have enjoyed using it. It saves rushing to make something, I really like that I can chuck things in there in the morning then by the evening it is all ready to serve up... I can be a lazy cook sometimes lol Also... glad your son has now got a job, congratulations to him, it's really hard getting a job these days, there just doesn't seem to be much about!! My brother is still unemployed after being made redundant over a year ago... I hope that he gets a job soon, for his sake, my parents sake (since they are keeping him, and he is 34), and also because he has just got a really lovely girlfriend and he needs money to be able to visit her cos she lives a 3 hour drive bless them!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Jun 10
I always d roast pork in a slow cooker. I season it and quickly brown it and also add potatoes and carrots and onions An vegetable really. My secret is to add some Tamarind sauce and only a little water and then let it simmer. 'So wonderful and soft. Or else if you cannot obtain tamarind then add a Pineapple jam or mango. Do not add lots of water when cooking and oh, remember the garlic too. Have fun
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
28 Jun 10
I have cooked roast pork several trimes and it was tougher than shoe leather. The only times this doesn't happen to me is when I cook the roast pork in a slow cooker. The longer and slower the better seems to work best for me. I have tried other ways as well, but nothing seems to be better than the slow cooker method.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
28 Jun 10
I love roast pork. I like it in the crockpot too. It makes it nice and moist. I also like cooking it very slowly on the grill wrapped up in tinfoil with a bunch of herbs and seasonings.