Slow-Cooker Brown Sugar-Topped Pork with Sweet Potatoes

Sweet brown sugar and spicy cayenne pepper combine in a delicious seasoning for pork and sweet potatoes.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 10 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8

Ingredients

4
medium sweet potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
2
1/2-pound pork boneless shoulder roast (tied or in netting)
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
teaspoons salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Place sweet potato slices in 5 to 6-quart slow cooker. Place pork on sweet potatoes. Mix remaining ingredients in small bowl; sprinkle over pork and potatoes.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3 Remove pork from cooker; place on cutting board. Remove strings or netting from pork. Cut pork into slices, or pull pork into serving pieces using 2 forks. Serve with sweet potatoes, spooning juices over pork.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    410
    (
    Calories from Fat
    155),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    17g
    17%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    90mg
    90%;
    Sodium
    660mg
    660%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    32%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    32g
    32%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 4 Lean Meat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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