There’s a few things to know about my cooking style:
- I like simple recipes
- Meat must always be part of the main course
- My crockpot (affectionately known as Crockie) is my kitchen bff
Thus, when fall rolls around even though I have more time for cooking, I don’t necessarily have to use that time for cooking since I am armed with an arsenal of easy and nutritious ranch recipes to keep my family well fed. And a few weeks ago, I added another delicious weapon to that arsenal: easy crockpot cherry coke pork roast.
This was originally a marinade for a roasted pork (aka in the oven) recipe but since I don’t like for my house to get hot, particularly in late summer, I retrofitted it for the crockpot and I have zero regrets. I’ve made this twice in the past month and if I continue to make it every other week, my husband would have zero complaints.
All you need is:
- 1/4 c. soy sauce
- 1/4 c. dark brown sugar
- 1/4 c. cherry cola
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp minced onion
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 lb. pork roast
This will make about 1 c. of marinade for a 2 lb pork roast – we use a 3.5ish lb. pork roast and therefore, I double the recipe.
Mix all ingredients together and put in a plastic bag with the pork roast and let marinade for at least two hours. Place in the crockpot and cook on high for 3 hrs (or until 145ºF). While we used pork roasts, you could use pork chops as well and bake them in the oven. There will be a lot of yummy juices and flavors in the crockpot once you remove the roast – we usually drizzle it over the pork or dip bites in it kind of like a french dip.
I can’t rave about this meal enough – pair it with your favorite veggie, some cottage cheese (one of my personal faves) and a dinner roll for a complete and out-of-this-world amazing meal.
Until next time
~ Buzzard ~
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