Slow Cooker Pork Loin Roast Or Pork Shoulder


Pork Loin

A Slow Cooker Pork Loin Roast or Pork Shoulder roast that’s cooked in an amazing honey butter garlic sauce. It’s a slow cooker pork roast recipe that works fabulously with pork loin, shoulder, and scotch fillet, for your slow cooker, pressure cooker or oven. It only requires 5 ingredients!

Ingredients :

  • 1.75 – 2.5 kg / 3.5 – 5lb pork loin OR shoulder/boston butt, or scotch fillet, skinless (Note 1)
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil, separated

Spice Rub:

  • 2 tsp each paprika, thyme
  • 1 tsp eachgarlic powder, onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

Honey Butter Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup / 225 g honey
  • 1/4 cup / 65 ml cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper (each)
  • 125 g / 1/2 cup butter (unsalted)
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)


  • 3 tsp cornflour/cornstarch mixed with splash of water

Instructions :

  1. Spice Rub: Rub pork with about 1 tsp oil. Mix Rub together then sprinkle over pork. Pat to adhere all over.
  2. Brown: Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pork and sear all around until deep golden brown (don’t let spices burn).
  3. Place pork in slow cooker.
  4. Honey Butter Sauce: Wipe pan. Add butter and melt. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute until golden. Add remaining Sauce ingredients, mix, simmer rapidly for 30 seconds.

Slow Cook:

  1. Pour Sauce over pork. Cover slow cooker.
  2. Pork loin – Cook on Low for 4 to 5 hours,
  3. Pork Shoulder – Cook on Low for 10 hours (Note 6 for oven, IP and pressure cooker).
  4. Remove pork onto serving platter, cover loosely with foil (10 – 20 minutes rest).
  5. Pour all juices in slow cooker into large saucepan. Add cornflour water mixture, mix.
  6. Thicken Sauce: Simmer on medium high for 5 minutes or until it reduces down to a syrupy consistency.
  7. Slice pork into thick slices (1.5 – 2 cm / 3/5 – 4/5″ thick). Serve with Plenty of Honey Butter Sauce!

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