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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 273.5
  • Total Fat: 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.3 mg
  • Sodium: 402.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 31.6 g

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Slow Cooker Pork Roast or Chops

Submitted by: BF819CJ
Slow Cooker Pork Roast or Chops

Introduction

A family favorite that takes no time at all--except for in the slow cooker! A family favorite that takes no time at all--except for in the slow cooker!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 large onion, sliced
    32 organic baby carrots, full or sliced
    2 1/2 pounds boneless pork roast or 8-5oz. chops
    1 cup hot water
    1/4 cup white sugar or sweetener
    3 tbsp red wine vinegar
    2 tbsp soy sauce
    1 tbsp organic ketchup
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    1 dash hot pepper sauce, or to taste

Directions

Arrange onion slices evenly over the bottom of the slow cooker, and then place pork on top of the onion.
In a bowl, mix together water, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and hot sauce; pour over pork.
Add baby carrots.
Cover, and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.
*This recipe goes great with sugar snap peas and a baked potato with butter substitute spray.
ENJOY!


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BF819CJ.






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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I cut the water back to 1/2 cup and added a 1/4 cup of red wine (it was 1/4 less liquid than called for). I used Balsamic Vinegar and Brown sugar instead of white. I also added some celery stalks for extra flavor...I replaced Garlic Powder with Fresh Garlic- 2 crushed cloves. We enjoyed it. - 6/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent! I did not have any red wine vinegar on hand so I substitued cider vinegar. Yum! Definitely a keeper! - 10/13/08

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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    But a little too sweet for us. - 3/20/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. The whole family enjoyed the recipe. I would add more carrots next time because they were quickly eaten. I might also reduce the amount of sugar. I think it would taste the same. - 3/27/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Will leave out the hot peppers because it made the dish too spicy for me. - 5/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I was short on time so I opted not to do the pork chops in the slow cooker and did it in the oven instead. Yum, yum! They came out full of flavor, juicy and only took about 45 mins to cook. I also added some carrotts to the bake with some mash potatoes on the side. DELICIOUS! - 9/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe!! I didn't add sugar, but added about 1/4 c. agave nectar instead. It cooked all day and shredded easily at the end, and we served it as sandwiches. Yummy! - 3/24/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Just made this tonight- and the whole family loved it.
    Thanks : ) - 1/18/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this and everyone loved it. Instead of using the clow cooker or crock pot, I covered and cooked in the oven. Served with an array of fresh raw vegetables and galic seasoned boiled potatoes, it made a great dinner. - 4/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love the effortless flavor that is acquired without even watching the roast cook. My family loves it! It has been and always will be a favorite of mine - 3/6/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe today for dinner and it was just delicious and really tender the way it states in the directions. I had a lot of compliments from my family and would definitely make it again! I loved it! - 3/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This one was yummy! My family loved it and I'll definitely be making it again! - 3/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and we are all in agreement this was incredible. Extremely moist and very flavorful. No need to add anything. Served with mased potatoes and broccoli. - 3/2/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful!! I didn't add any hot sauce though (purely because I didn't have any in the house) but I did everything exactly the same and it was fabulous. I'll definitely make it again! My fiancé loved it! - 9/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thas is AWESOME! Even my pciky eaters loved it! I will certainly be making this again and passing the recipe on to firends and family!! - 7/6/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this and would make it again! Very yummy, and the pork was tender and juicy - the carrots were delicious too! - 4/2/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I put a layer of sliced sweet potato over the onions and omitted the carrots. You can also use 1/2 cup of beer instead of the vinegar. It's good. - 8/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Smelled so good that I had to sneak a taste as I was slicing this for dinner later this eveing. Great flavor! and will for sure make again.
    Only thing I left out was the carrots because I didn't have any.
    Cinco de Mayo used the leftovers, pulled in Carnitas! Yummie! Slightly sweet,tart&tangy! - 5/4/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was ok. We ate it, but will not be making again. - 3/3/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Was fine... my family didn't seem enjoy. Probably won't make it again. - 2/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! I love this recipe. I used Dry Sherry instead of the wine vinegar b/c that is what I had. So easy and the aroma is wonderful. Thanks! - 1/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have a family of 6 adults, and it is very difficut to find something everyone likes. In this I found it...!!! Even for the most picky. The only change I made, I used SWEET Onions in place of the onion. WOW WAS AWESOME!!!! - 3/1/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious and super easy to make from ingredients you probably have in the pantry already. - 2/16/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My whole family gave it the thumbs up - 2/7/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just made this in my small slow-cooker with a small pork roast. (about 1 lb) . This was my 1st time using the slow-cooker so I might have to do some adjustments. The meat was tender, but not so tasty. I had to thicken the sauce with corn starch. It was good after that. - 1/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy recipe. The flavor of the vegies and meat is so good. - 1/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was EXCELLENT! My husband and I just LOVED it, and my daughter enjoyed it very much too! Loved the flavour, and how the carrots and onions picked it up! The porkchops were super moist, and flavourful too!

    I didn't have red wine vinegar, so I substituted with regular vinegar, no problem! - 12/7/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Hubby & I enjoyed this recipe, it was very flavorful. The pork really picked up the flavor, and I like the tasty carrots (hubby doesn't like cooked carrots, so he didn't eat any). I will definitely use this recipe again. - 10/21/07

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  • This was a delicious meal. I cut the sugar in half, swapped the carrots for parsnips and added cut up potatoes. Definitely would make again! - 3/4/14

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  • Oh my goodness. Absolutely delicious- incredible. I'm not a huge fan of pork but this is to DIE FOR. Great. Can't wait to make it again for people other than just us! - 1/26/14

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  • Great Recipe :) I used 4 large pork chops and cooked for 7 hours and the meat was falling off the bone. Ran out of soy sauce so didn't add that. Used Apple cider vinegar as I didn't have red wine vinegar. Also only used 3/4 of a cup of water. Carrots were really tasty when done. - 12/31/13

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  • Great recipe. Can be out all day or at work and still have a nice dinner when we arrive home. Easy to vary to your tastes. I put potatoes in the oven so that we have baked potatoes as a side (have a programmable oven so those are ready when I get home too). Easy prep for a hearty, healthy meal. - 11/30/13

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  • Very Dry. The vegetables were good, nice and sweet but the pork dried out big time. - 8/13/13

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  • 6/26/16
    Just found this recipe today. Great timing, as we have some pork chops to cook. Was looking for something different to make, & this will be it. Will give a review later.
    Thank You for posting this. - 6/26/13

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  • I'm making this for dinner this evening and looking forward to it. - 5/25/13

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  • Smells and taste delish...needs a little more seasoning. May take the advice of some members next time. - 5/20/13

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  • I like the substitution of brown sugar for refined. I also went with minced garlic rather than powder. Reducing the recipe for two porkchops instead of 8, I put 2 medium diced potatoes on the bottom with a dozen baby carrots and 1/4 of the sliced onion, and I added 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries. - 3/17/13

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  • Making it now! Let you know later what we think - 3/11/13

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  • Love this-great flavor ! - 3/3/13

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  • I wanted to have something different for dinner and I love to use the slow cooker. I had to use apple vinegar but it turn out great. - 2/2/13

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  • I'll try it sometime, but why any sugar at all? I've never put sugar on meat. - 1/27/13

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  • Fell apart, perfectly juicy and delicious. - 1/26/13

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  • Delicious. Will put in my rotation. - 1/6/13

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  • I'm just not interested in a meat recipe that has sugar in it. - 1/4/13

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  • This is my new favorite recipe. I did follow suggestions by Doreen1562 as follows: 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup merlot wind. I used Blackberry Ginger flavored balsamic vinegar and splenda brown sugar. I also used minced garlic not powder. Did not use celery. - 12/21/12

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried this and it was awful and a waste of time. - 10/14/12

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  • This is excellent. - 8/16/12

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  • Excellent recipe! For just two of us, I cut it down to about 1/3. It came out great. Just used 3 pork chops and 1/3 of everything else. Added some frozen brocolli and a couple of fresh mushrooms the last half hour. Served over brown rice. A complete meal all in one pot (except the rice). - 5/5/12

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  • Very good and tasty. Crowd was pleased. I used balsamic vinegar my first time. Served with gruyere potatoes and green beans. - 4/25/12

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  • This was great!! The pork was so tender and juicy! - 3/2/12

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  • try - 2/28/12

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  • I used pork roast, extra carrots, balsamic vinegar, only 1 wooden spoon of brown sugar. Would cook on low for 8 hrs next time. Excellent! Maybe some real garlic too next time. - 2/13/12

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  • Used fresh garlic, sirhachi hot sauce, 3 TB brown sugar - 2/6/12

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  • Making this for dinner tonight. I will let you all know what I think tommorow.
    - 12/20/11

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  • This was great! I used Balsamic instead of red wine vinegar, and I added some "Garlic Garlic" instead of powder. The whole family loved it! Served it with a green salad and some Reduced Fat Triscuits for a little crunch. YUM! - 12/13/11

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  • The flavors were amazing!!!! - 11/1/11

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  • The taste lived up to the wonderful smell. - 8/12/11

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  • The fam loved this. I added potatoes to it and it was delish. Next time I'm going to add small cobs of corn. I served it with stuffing, will def. make again. - 7/1/11

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  • really easy to do and tastes great. - 6/7/11

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  • easy. I added potatoes to the crock pot. - 4/7/11

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  • I was looking for a lower sodium recipe for the way I do pulled pork. (So easy: I just put a bottle of bbq sauce over the roast and it comes out so yummy!) But this was no better. What was the point of the carrots? They were too mushy to eat. I think I will just look for a lower sodium bbq sauce. - 3/14/11

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  • Great! Surprisingly the onions were the best part...and we usually throw them out! Will definately make again! Made with Parm. Pots (SP recipie) which was super. - 2/22/11

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  • Just putting in the crock pot now. I sounds delicious and I bet my family will love it. I will add cherry juice instead of red wine vinegar or rice vinegar instead. - 1/31/11

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  • This is so yummy and pork is not my fav... I have already made it 12 times... easy nd yummy!!!! - 1/30/11

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  • My husband loved this pork, and the carrots too! I used 1 tbsp agave instead of the 1/4 cup sugar, and it was fine. We also left out the onion because DH doesn't like them. I cooked it on low for almost 12 hours. - 1/25/11

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  • Good but not OMG good like some folks here said. I used boneless porkchops but I doubt that effected the taste. - 1/3/11

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  • I added a few drops of Naga Jolokia hot sauce over 1/2 cup of rice
    very good - 12/29/10

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  • I was out of wine vinegar so I used apple cider vinegar. I also was out of soy. It was very tender and moist. It had a definite tang to it. - 11/28/10

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  • This dish was very good and tender, but I don't think it needs this much sugar. Like others, next time I will reduce the sugar by half and add more carrots than called for. - 11/9/10

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  • This was an awesome recipe! Everyone in my house loved it. I left out the other 1/2 tsp of salt as we are trying to cut down on sodium and I used splenda instead of sugar!!! Wonderful! - 10/23/10

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  • Pork Chops are not my most favorite thing to fix, but thought I'd give this recipe a try. It was a huge hit! My enitre family loved it and wanted to know when I'd be making it again. Thanks for sharing! - 10/9/10

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  • I really enjoyed this recipe as it was so nice to smell it all day in the crock pot. My hubby didn't like it all that much because it has all that vinager and he doesn't like vinager. I think the crockpot is going to become my best friend :) - 9/22/10

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  • My family loved it! Even my picky kids ate it! I think it was a little 'vinegary' but overall a pretty good dish. I will make it again. - 9/1/10

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  • This was awesome! My whole family loved it. We made sandwiches with it after it was shredded. Enjoy all of you that try this recipe! - 7/6/10

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  • Made this today, used mushrooms and regular carrots because that's what I had on hand. I added fresh garlic. Hubby and I love it. - 6/29/10

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  • I thought this was quite good. It certainly was easy to make. I cut it down so I only had 2 servings and after reading feedback I cut back on the sugar and added more carrots. I would make it again. - 6/23/10

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  • I didn't add the sugar and it tasted very bland. I added more galic powder and sweet vadaila hot sauce right before I ate it and it was ok. I wont make this recipe again. - 6/23/10

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  • I made this for a family get together. I was very good. I will make this again - 6/5/10

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  • i love this recipe! I put everything in the crockpot and head to soccer practice and it's all ready when we return - 4/21/10

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  • cut the sugar and hot sauce out and tried it that way. - 4/20/10

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  • My whole family enjoyed it. My husband said the juice/sauce was a bit too sweet. My friend was over, and I served her some as well, she was raving about it and asked me for the recipe. I will make this again. - 4/16/10

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  • Very good and oh so easy - 4/13/10

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  • I reduced the sugar to about 1/8 cup based on other reviews stating it was very sweet. This was a real winner with both my husband and I. - 3/22/10

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  • I added some fresh ginger, and a spoon of hoisin sauce. - 2/23/10

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  • Tried this one. Leftovers were really good with a little BBQ sauce added to make pulled pork sandwiches. Really good will be one of my go to meals - 2/21/10

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  • Very good . I cooked all day and we used for sandwiches the following day. THANKS! - 2/1/10

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  • So simple, tasty and different. Would definitely do it again. - 1/25/10

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  • I added a bit too much water to the 'sauce' so it didn't stay on top of the chops. But all the same, they were good,and the carrots were awesome. - 1/20/10

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  • Didn't add the sugar. Used a roast and the meat was very tender. - 12/15/09

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  • Made this tonight for dinner. Husband and oldest son ate it. Little ones did not eat it. It was very good, and easy to make. - 12/11/09

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  • Meat and sauce was bland. Probably won't make again - 12/2/09

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  • Love this recipe! The juice makes the carrots taste yummy. I'm going to try using sweetener instead next time, and maybe 1/8 cup instead of 1/4 cup. Very excellent pork recipe though, makes the pork sooooo tender! - 11/16/09

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  • I added some beef bouillon as well. We loved it!! - 11/15/09

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  • this was very good! my pork came out so tender! i was aiming for 8 hours on low, but it was definitely done sooner than that! Very very tasty :D - 10/26/09

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  • I liked how the meat tasted, but I found the baby carrots tasted too sweet. My boyfriend gave it an 8/10. I might make it again. - 10/15/09

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  • A friend told me about this recipe several months ago and I have been making it ever since! I love doing crockpot recipes on Friday and this is definitely one that is at the top of my list! YUMMY! - 10/7/09

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  • THIS WAS WONDERFUL AND VERY EASY...MY FAMILY THOUGHT IT WAS THE BEST..I added red potatoes to it also. - 9/2/09

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  • Would definitely make again. - 6/1/09

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  • Slightly sweet but juicy and delicious. Not all of my family liked this recipe, but I will probably make it again. - 5/29/09

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  • Was very good was looking for a different way to cook my loin chops. My DH doesn't really like me trying things but he really liked it. I added 1/2 green pepper to it also.

    Will make it again. - 5/24/09

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