Slow Cooker Chipotle Pork Roast

Slow Cooker Chipotle Pork Roast

Your family will flip over this fork-tender roast and its intensely flavored, smoky sauce.
  • 6 Hours 25 Minutes Total
  • 6 Servings

Ingredient List

  • 1 pouch Old El Paso* Chili Seasoning Mix
  • 9 small unpeeled red potatoes, quartered
  • 3 small sweet potatoes, peeled, quartered
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 3/4-inch wedges (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder roast (2 1/2 tp 3 lb/1.25 to 1.5 kg)
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (250 mL) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (384 mL) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 canned chipotle chile in abodo sauce, finely chopped (about 1/2 tablespoon) (from 200 g can)
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) water
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) cornstarch

Preparation

  1. Spray 5- to 6- quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. In large bowl, mix chili seasoning mix, potatoes, sweet potatoes and onion to bowl; stir to coat. Place vegetables in slow cooker.
  2. Remove netting from pork. Rub oil over pork; roll in spices in bowl to cover. Place pork over vegetables. Pour tomato sauce, tomatoes and chopped chile over pork and vegetables.
  3. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Remove pork and vegetables from cooker; cover to keep warm. Pour sauce from cooker into 3-quart saucepan. In small bowl, mix water and cornstarch; stir into sauce. Cook over high heat 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened. Serve sauce with pork and vegetables.

Expert Tips

  • Make sure the potatoes are mostly covered with the liquid to prevent browning.
  • Feel free to use whatever kind of potatoes you have on hand- just make sure they are cut to the same size to ensure doneness.