Holiday Cranberry Pork Roast Recipe

Holiday Cranberry Pork Roast Recipe
Too busy to stay around in the kitchen to watch the main dish just before guests arrive? Slow cookers are our friends year round, and especially during the busy holiday season. The following colorful, slightly spicy Christmas Cranberry Pork Roast cooks in the slow cooker while you complete other tasks, and turns out moist, juicy, and absolutely delicious. Pork sirloin roasts don’t take long to cook, even in the slow cooker, so you may opt to put your roast in frozen. Otherwise, 2-3 hours is the maximum cooking time needed, so this festive dish is quick.
You can easily adjust the spiciness of the sauce by adding or subtracting the number of jalapeno peppers added. The heat in the recipe as written is quite mild, and suitable for both children and wimps. The finished dish is very attractive, with the red cranberries and green jalapeno peppers, so it’s perfect for serving throughout the holidays.

12 Servings

3 to 4 pounds pork sirloin roast
Freshly ground black pepper

1 16 oz. can whole berry cranberry sauce
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1 cup French salad dressing, such as Catalina or creamy French
1/4 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce, or other brand of Louisiana style hot pepper sauce
3 to 6 fresh jalapeno peppers (depending how hot they are and your personal preferences), seeds removed and sliced
  1. Place the roast in a 4-6 quart slow cooker; sprinkle with black pepper.
  2. Mix the cranberry sauce, soup mix, salad dressing, and hot sauce.
  3. Pour the mixture over the roast and sprinkle with the fresh jalapeno slices.
  4. Cover, set the slow cooker to low, and let cook 2-4 hours or until the roast is tender and just cooked through.
  5. To serve, place the roast on a serving platter; slice and pour the sauce over.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 132
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 40% Protein 33% Carb. 26%

Nutrient Amount per
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 91 mg
Sodium 646 mg
Total Carbohydrate 21 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 27 g

Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 47% Calcium 0% Iron 8%

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