Place roast in vessel of your slow cooker.
Spread minced garlic over the top.
Sprinkle chicken rub seasoning over roast, evenly.
Surround roast with sliced onion and quartered, apples.
Pour entire jar of applesauce over the roast.
Cook on high for 6 to 8 hours or on low for 8 to 10 hours.
Remove cooked roast from slow cooker and slice. Drape sauce over the slices and serve.
I served this with cooked egg noodles and fried cabbage. I used some of the sauce from the roast in with the cabbage instead of adding an apple like I usually do and it was amazing!
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Today it's beginning to actually feel like fall where I live. A lot better than a week ago when this video was filmed. But with fall upon us here in the states and beyond, it's no better time than to combine simple ingredients in the slow cooker for a delicious, warming meal. This slow cooked pork loin in applesauce fits that bill. Add a couple of delicious sides like egg noodles, spaetzel or rice pilaf and some root veggies or greens and you have a delicious heart warming, belly filling meal that will put smiles on your loved ones faces! They will just love this one!
This starts out so simple with a two to three pound pork loin. I like to buy them whole when they are on sale and cut them in half and freeze them. Since I live in the middle of a large pork producing area, pork is very affordable to us. You can also do this with chicken if you prefer and it will be just as delicious. I spread some minced garlic over the pork loin, sprinkled it with my homemade version of Szeged chicken rub seasoning and then added a sliced onion, a honeycrisp apple that I cut into wedges and poured over a jar of unsweetened organic applesauce. That's it!
1 Cup good quality mayonnaise
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Find the video for the chicken rub seasoning here: http://bit.ly/331Wn1n
I cooked this for about 7 hours on high in my slow cooker. All slow cookers are different. Mine tends to take a long time to get up to temp and then when it is off and running it tends to get out of control, cooking very hot. I often will turn mine down to low half way through and then off completely once the meat is up to temperature. I always take the temp on my pork and chicken with an instant read thermometer to ensure safety. Pork should be cooked to at least 145 degrees and chicken should be cooked to at least 165 degrees. Carry over cooking will happen, but make sure your protein is cooked to your liking as well as the preferred tenderness before turning off the cooker completely. You can let rest while you cook your sides and it will stay nice and hot.
As far as sides for this meal, I considered making some spaetzel but did not and opted for good quality egg noodles and fried up a head of Savoy cabbage with an onion, some garlic and instead of adding a chopped apple, like I usually do when frying cabbage, I ladeled in some of the cooking sauce from the slow cooker. It was amazing! These made for excellent choices to go along with this succulent pork loin.
This is also a great economical option for feeding your family. Truth be told, this fed my family for two full dinners for four. We had plenty of leftover sides so that made for an easy night of no cooking, a few days later. I love when that happens! You could easily prep this dish for a slow cooker freezer meal by adding all the ingredients to a zip top bag and freezing then just popping into the slow cooker before work and cooking on high for 8 to 10 hours from the frozen state. I will warn you though to refer to your slow cookers warranty because some to not recommend for frozen items to be placed in their units. I have never had a problem doing it, but some of the more expensive versions are more sensitive. Just a friendly warning.
As mentioned above, I think that this would be great made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs in place of the pork loin and you could also sub out nice bone in pork chops too if that is what you have on hand! Make it work for your family and use what you have on hand. Step outside that box and enjoy!
I hope you give this slow cooker pork loin in applesauce a try sometime soon and I hope you love it!
2-3 pound pork loin roast
16 ounce jar unsweetened applesauce
1 medium onion, sliced
1 honeycrisp apple, cut into quarters
2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chicken rub seasoning