Slow cooker pork loin served with veg

Slow cooker pork loin

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 5 hrs - 6 hrs Plus marinade time


Serves 4-6

Cook your Sunday lunch in the slow cooker this weekend. The pork stays succulent and moist and the vegetables are cooked alongside in the tasty gravy.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: Per serving (6)

  • kcal597
  • fat41g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre4g
  • protein42g
  • salt0.7g


  • 1½ tsp fennel seeds
    Fennel seeds

    Fennel seeds

    feh-nell seeds

    A dried seed that comes from the fennel herb, fennel seeds look like cumin seeds, only greener,…

  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 300g shallots



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • about 1.8kg pork loin, skin removed and fat well-scored (cut from the thicker end of the joint)
  • 1 small celeriac, peeled, quartered and cut into chunks



    The unsung hero of the vegetable world, knobbly, odd-shaped celeriac has a subtle, celery-like…

  • 2 eating apples, such as braeburns or coxs, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
  • 150ml white wine
  • 250ml chicken or pork stock
  • 1 tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard


  1. Lightly crush the fennel seeds with the leaves from the thyme and the garlic in a pestle and mortar. Add 1 tbsp oil and plenty of salt and pepper, then bash to a rough paste. Rub all over the pork, then cover and chill for up to 24 hrs, if you have time (2 hrs if not). 

  2. Set your slow cooker to a low heat. Pour a kettleful of boiling water over the shallots, then set aside for 2 mins until cool enough to handle – this will make them easier to peel. Cut off the root and remove the papery skins. Heat the remaining oil in a large casserole or frying pan large enough to fit the pork. Brown the shallots for a few mins then tip into the slow cooker. Add the celeriac and apples, season well and give them a mix. 

  3. Brown the pork in the same pan, on all sides, not forgetting the ends. Sit on top of the veg and apples, fat-side up, nestling the joint in a little so you can fit the lid on. Pour the wine into the frying pan and bubble for a minute, scraping the bottom of the pan to pick up any tasty bits. Pour in the stock, honey and mustard, bubble for another min, then pour over the pork. Cover with a lid and cook on low for 5-6 hrs (depending on slow cooker size), turning the pork and stirring the veg halfway through cooking.

  4. Remove the pork, wrap in foil and leave to rest for 10 mins before carving to serve alongside the veg with roast potatoes and greens.

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30th Jul, 2020
Absolutly delicious! I replaced the celeriac with carrot, added chicken gravy granules to the sauce before serving to make a thicker gravy and served with mash potatoes and brocoli - everybody loved it.
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Anna Szeremeta
14th Jun, 2020
Absolutely loved this recipe, including the celeriac. Gorgeous with broccoli and roasties. I thickened the juices with gravy powder. It was a delicious change to our normal roast pork and apple sauce. We're making it today for the 2nd time and it will definitely be our pork roast in future.
Steve Leach
5th Apr, 2020
Used cubed turnip instead of celariac (far too posh for yorkshire) and caraway seeds instead of fennel seeds also used white wine stock pot thing. It's still cooking will let you know later the outcome.
11th Nov, 2019
Too delicious. The whole experience has rendered me speechless
30th Jul, 2019
One of the best pork loin recipes I have tried!! The meat is moist and flavourful and so easy to make, it's cooked in the slow cooker!! My GO-TO recipe for the pork loin. I can't believe it has only 1 review.
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20th Jan, 2019
Really easy, really tasty! I cooked this in my slow cooker and, whilst the pork was resting, I whisked in some pork gravy granules and made the most delicious gravy with the celeriac and apples. Will cook this again in the future, it was lovely with roast potatoes and spicy red cabbage!
9th Jan, 2020
Would this recipe work with leg of pork ? Also , one of the family does not like celeriac, does the flavour com through or if I didn't tell them would they know?
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