Slow Cooker Rib End Boneless Pork Roast with Carrots and Onions (Serves 7-8)
I was craving the taste of slow cooker Boston butt, but brought home rib end boneless pork roast because it was cheaper. I thought Boston butt and rib end roast would be similar, but I was wrong. Boston butt comes out of the slow cooker with a richer taste, probably because it has more fat. The rib end roast was plainer and drier than I would have liked at first, but the leftovers improved at every serving. Maybe it was sitting in the inch of juice that I poured over the meat when I took it out of the slow cooker and stored it in an air-tight container that made the leftovers moister and richer every time I took them out of the refrigerator. I don’t know why, but I was very happy with the last 4 pounds of that rib end roast.
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Cook time: 9 hours
2.91 pound rib end boneless pork roast
2.30 pound rib end boneless pork roast
3 sweet yellow onions
2 pounds of baby cut carrots
Red chili powder
Directions: Peel onions and chop into half moon slices. Lay in slow cooker. Prepare a spice rub with the cumin, coriander, red chili powder, garlic powder, and salt. Season roast generously on all sides and lay on top of the onions. Arrange baby cut carrots around the pork. Dust carrots with salt, garlic powder, and cumin. Pour in water as required to come near submerging the pork. Place cover on slow cooker. Set temperature to slow cook (200 degrees on my unit) and time to 9 hours. That’s it! The house smells great after a few hours and continues to smell great until after you pack the leftovers away in the refrigerator.
Notes: My slow cooker is a Cuisinart Multi Cooker that I picked up at Williams-Sonoma because my local store had one in stock and I wanted to start cooking right away. Amazon sells the Cuisinart, but seems to be out of stock frequently. The Breville Stainless-Steel 7-Quart Slow Cooker with EasySear Insert on display in my Store is similar. Check them out by clicking on the Store link in the upper right hand corner of this site. The Cuisinart has a see-through top and the Breville has a stainless steel top. I like being able to see inside without opening the lid, but the Breville sells for $75 less than the Cuisinart.
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