Best Roast Pork Ever


October 9, 2014

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs 30 mins
  • Yields: 2 Adults + 3 Children


2 kg Pork leg roll (Boneless)

Olive oil spray


To serve

Roasted vegetable of your choice!

I used potatoes, sweet potato, carrots, zucchini, red onion & mushrooms.

Traditional Gravox Powder

Apple sauce


1Pull pork out if packaging & pat dry with a paper towel.

2Spray the slow cooker dish lightly with olive oil spray, place pork in & cook on LOW for 7.5hrs.

3When the 7.5 hrs is up pull pork out & place in a tray, oil andsalt& place into a preheated oven (As high as it goes) or under a grill for 10-12 mins, keep a very close eye on it as it can burn very quickly!

4Allow to rest for 10mins before slicing!

5Strain the pan juice to get out any impurities. Add Gravox Powder till thickened.

6Serve with vegetables & Apple sauce!!!


Submitted by Stella Thomson


104 Reviews

Megan Tebbutt

April 27, 2022

Made this a couple of days ago. The crackling was fantastic. All over crunch but not tough. I had a smaller piece of pork so I should have reduced the cooking time but that’s on me. Served it with roast veg and gravy from the juices. Partner said it was the best crackling I’ve ever done. Which is a big call as I’ve made a lot of roast porks in my time πŸ˜„

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 18, 2021

It would be better results long and slow. I would not trust it to cook in just 4hrs

Millie Kennedy

November 17, 2021

can this be cooked on high for 4 hours

Margaret Richters

October 11, 2021

Cooked this tonight was the best. Won’t be cooking it any other way from now on.

I’d give that 8hrs low Ruth πŸ™‚


July 9, 2021

I have a 1.1kg pork leg. How long would this need to slow cook on low?

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Leah Vigolo

January 17, 2021

Hello, I am just about to use my slow cooker for the first time, and want to cook a Roast Pork Belly which has been marinated and rolled from the butchers. Its nearly 1.3kg can u tell me how long I should cook this for and can I add all my veggies in all together.

I looked at a lot of receipes but loved the sound of this one as my husband is fussy and like to keep it simple without too much going into it like Apples or Vinegar or Soy or Honey.

Please Respond asap as i am about to put it on.


September 13, 2020

The pork was good, but disappointed in my crackling.

No liquid needed πŸ™‚


June 25, 2020

Do I need to put any liquid in slow cooker or just spray with olive oil ?

Alicia Francis

May 11, 2020

This is my favorite Roast Pork recipe it is simply the Best ever Roast Pork this is the only way I cook my roast now, I have made this so many times but think I have perfected it, i needed to adjust to 6.5hours, pat dry with paper towel before placing in the slow cooker I then re- salt before placing in the oven, I have found for me by using pink Himalayan rock salt is the best & placing in the oven for 30mins


May 8, 2020

Can i use pork loin?

Sure could Tracy


March 30, 2020

Can you do this with a bone in joint

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 24, 2019

I cook it all together (rind and fat on) then oven blast at end to crackle that fat layer after salting and oiling it


December 23, 2019

Do you slow cook the pork without the thick layer of fat? Or include it? Also when you grill the fat, do you separate it first from the rest of the joint?


December 21, 2019

When slicing the fat layer off to grill separately, do you re tie the pork loin before slow cooking?
If I slow cook the pork the day before and reheat, is it best to slice cold and heat in microwave with a splash of water?

Low and slow for longer will give the right result. It would need more than 4hrs high


August 26, 2019


Can I put the slow cooker on high for 4 hours instead? Thanks.


July 23, 2019

I made this on Sunday and it was absolutely delicious! Came out moist and tender and I was able to make a delicious gravy from the pan juices. I rubbed olive oil and salt on when it was finished and popped it under the grill for 10 minutes and got perfect crackling!

You could do that yes πŸ™‚
During cooking it will release HEAPS of it’s own liquids also beware so it won’t be dry for long


July 15, 2019

Absolutely love this recipe, a family favourite. Crackling always turns out every time and the meat is so tender. Thanks for this scrumptious yet easy recipe.

Gina Garrod

July 14, 2019

Love this , it is so easy and the meat is lovely and tender , removed skin and popped it under grill for a few minutes and had lovely crackling!


July 14, 2019

Excited to try this My slow cooker says to always have liquid in it . Should I put a cup of water in and place the pork on the rack in it ?


July 5, 2019

Smashing! Amazing! Fantastic!

Kathy Banner

June 16, 2019

Cooked this tonight, absolutely delicious πŸ˜‹. I had a 2k boneless leg roll, cooked for 7.5 hrs in slow cooker , took it out, oiled and salted it. Now the oiling and salting wasn’t done as well as I normally do it when cooking pork in the oven, cause the pork is very hot (naturally), so I wasn’t at all sure it would turn out. I cooked it in my oven for 30 mins, and most of the crackling was done. I had a small portion in the middle of pork that was still a bit soft and rubbery, so spooned a tiny bit of the liquid (from the pork in the pan) onto the soft part, gave it another 10 mins and it was great.


June 3, 2019

Really is the β€˜Best Roast Pork’. Turned out excellent! Used a 1.9kg forequarter roast and cooked it on low for 8hrs. The meat was incredibly tender and moist. We loved it!!

I’d give a huge piece like that at least 9-10hrs


May 13, 2019

Hi, how long for a 4.1kg leg please?


May 9, 2019

Cooked a 2kg peice in a 6.5L SC, it created plenty of juice during cooking and the meat was amazing. First time in my life crackling hasn’t worked at all. It felt like it was too moist to crackle. Either way this is my new way to cook roast pork it’s just amazing!


May 7, 2019

Very delicious! We certainly enjoyed it was a little sceptical that the crackling wouldn’t work after being in the slow cooker but it certainly worked and will be making this again with a bigger piece for my family πŸ™‚


April 23, 2019

Had this tonight for the first time , was so good but crackle was ok , the meat was so juicy , made gravy with the left over liquid was so good I did put a onion and garlic In With the meat so the gravy was full of flavour . Will definitely will have again

Russell Thomas

April 7, 2019

If it doesn’t crackle take the skin off and a couple of minutes in the microwave will make it perfect.

My personal preference is max of 2hrs on warm to keep food qauality and safety πŸ™‚


March 3, 2019

I wanted to put this on while at work but by the time I get home from work it would have been on the “warming” setting after the cook time is over – would this dry the meat out?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 28, 2019

I believe so yes πŸ™‚


February 26, 2019

Would sunflower oil spray be ok instead of olive oil??


January 10, 2019

Absolutely fantastic will make again and again now. Crackling was amazing i thought for sure it would be no good. Even hubby couldn’t believe how good it was.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 27, 2018

I’d cook a large piece like that 9-10hrs πŸ™‚


December 24, 2018

How long to cook a boneless leg of pork that is 2.9 kg please

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 16, 2018

I like a nice long cook time for pork – up to 8hrs still for that size myself πŸ™‚


December 15, 2018

My pork is 1.2kg how long woulf i cook it for in my 5.5lt slowcooker?


November 7, 2018

For those with unanswered questions:

yes, you leave any net bag on.

Cooking on hot for all the time will overcook and may toughen the meat.

Cooking on hot for the start will kill bacteria that would survive the lower temperature and it warms it up properly.

There will be a wet seal round the lid. Don’t open the lid. It can add on time that is hard to calculate. Don’t cover the pot with anything – it’ll overheat and may blow a fuse so you come home to wet and cold and now waste food.

Cut large joints in two. They cook faster.

To get perfect crackling cut the fat and rind off the joint in one and place in a 400F oven 200C in uk and dry it thoroughly as much as possible. Add some salt and roast with the roast potatoes, stuffing and Yorkshire puds if you’re having any.

Finally if you get a flat on the way home and spend an hour changing the wheel don’t worry. It won’t spoil in this time. Ever.

Deb Bennett

September 23, 2018

The whole extended-family loved it. Added nothing but sliced apples on the bottom, cooked on low for eight hours then removed the crackle and put in oven with veggies. Used the liquid as a base for gravy (after removing the apples) and put the meat in the oven about 10 minutes before serving to crisp (like a second crackle). Yum!

Lora Butcher

August 4, 2018

Did just make the β€œBest Roast Pork” in my slow cooker OMG it is sooooo good! Crackling didn’t crackle too well in the oven afterwards so I stuck it between two paper towels and zapped it in the microwave for two minutes and YUM! Never done Roast Pork in the slow cooker before but can highly recommend

Katrina Attard

July 27, 2018

Chinese 5 spice, sesame oil, garlic powder and crackling was perfect after drying with paper towel first before oven.

Yes a nice large piece is very forgiving for extra time πŸ™‚


July 23, 2018

Could you please tell me if this can be cooked longer than 7.5 hours? Thanks πŸ™‚

Gina Garrod

July 22, 2018

Best way to roast pork, meat was lovely and tender

That’s slow cooked roasts … soooo lovely and tender πŸ™‚


July 11, 2018

I followed this recipe step by step, 2kgs for 7.5 hours, I couldn’t even take the pork out of the slow cooker πŸ™ it kept falling apart. Hopefully it will crackle

Jocelyn Rennie

July 8, 2018

I usually cook my pork on the BBQ, will definitely be doing it this way from now on it was so yummy .


July 8, 2018

absolutely amazing! will never cook a pork in the oven again!


July 1, 2018

I’m trying this recipie tonight,I will write a review when done and add a photo..( if I can) of the finished product.


June 28, 2018

Reading all of these comments. Pork must sit in the fridge etc to dry out skin for 24 hours out of wrapping before cooking. I use liberal salt after coating with malt vinegar or lemon juice (not oil) to add tang to the rind. Cook, remove rind and flatten as best you can to grill (must watch carefully) or in hot oven, same rule applies. Mine have always been done very successfully in oven bag (family beg me for my roast pork), but now will try out the slow cooker version. I get great roasts from doing them in the slow cooker.

Casey Armitage

June 23, 2018

So easy!!! Amazing!!

Carolyn Ferguson

June 17, 2018

Was absolutely delicious, crackling was half great the other not, could have left in the oven longer than would have been all good did leave under the grill for 20 mins thsnk you for an easy way to cook a pork roast no mess no fuss 😊

Lisa Kerr

June 13, 2018

Cooked this recipe last night and I will never cook roast pork any other way from now on!!! Sooooo easy and soooo delicious .. Thanks so much to the creator… xxx

Natalie Edser

June 3, 2018

An excellent roast! We haven’t done a roast in the slow cooker before so this was an excellent first choice. Nice and easy, moist and it was eaten quickly – next time we will have a larger roast so there’s more for leftovers tomorrow!

Either or πŸ™‚
I find it easier to remove it before hand than hot at the end but up to you

Darlene Ariu

May 21, 2018

Do i take the net off before cooking

joan Taikato

April 29, 2018

Worried about how long a bone in1kg roast woll take on high in slow cooker


April 9, 2018

1.5kg roast cooked on low for 5hrs40mins. Grilled for 10 minutes but maybe should have done 12. Turned out great!

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 20, 2018

You could definitely strain out any solids of there is any πŸ™‚


February 19, 2018

Probably sounds silly but how do you strain the pan juice to get out any impurities. Is that like the fatty layer in the juices?

Carleen Simpson

October 8, 2017

I didn’t believe that adding no ingredients to the pork would be ok. But you guys know best! Thanks


October 7, 2017

How long would it need to cook if on high?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 22, 2017

No πŸ™‚


September 16, 2017

Do u add any liquid???

Emma Webster

August 6, 2017

We loved it!


July 23, 2017

Moist and melt in the mouth.
Crackling was ok πŸ–πŸ–

Maria Scarman

June 24, 2017

Crackle turned out terrible worst ever πŸ™ meat was ok little dry. But crackle just wouldn’t crackle and was very rubber like and goozy.


April 29, 2017

Have done this a few times now……wouldn’t cook it any other way now πŸ™‚

Rachael Willcox

April 23, 2017

Yum! My favourite way to cook a roast pork!

That’s right
It will make heaps of it’s own liquid during cooking πŸ™‚


January 31, 2017

Is there no liquid except the oil in this as I’ve not used a slow cooker before


November 22, 2016

I’ve noticed this recipe doesn’t mention scoring the skin at any point in time unlike a traditional oven roast??


July 19, 2016

my roast is only 714kg in my 5L cooker, how many hours would it need? Thank you πŸ™‚


July 19, 2016

Do you cut the rind off and put just that in the oven after the 7.5 hours?

You can also do them in the slow cooker along with the roast this way
Roast Vegetables
Basic Vegetables – slow cooker style

Pamela Muir

July 8, 2016

I presume the vegetables were roasted separately in the oven?


July 2, 2016

I’d recommend taking the rind off, it worked well but couldn’t get it all so had to do it eventually. I added some lemon juice to the gravy as I felt if needed that acidic taste. Soo yum I’ve got left over for pork and gravy rolls πŸ™‚


July 2, 2016

Just wondering…. Should the time be halfed for 1kg pork? And should the string be on or off?


June 27, 2016

Once the pork was cooked I cut the fat off rubbed in some oil and salt and placed it into a very hot oven to crisp up the crackle. I left the pork meat in the sc on low until the crackle was done. This was the first roast I had ever done in the sc and it worked beautifully. Will make it again this way πŸ™‚

Rheanna Lauriston

June 27, 2016

So easy to make and very yummy! The crackling mostly worked! Will be cooking again!!

The crackling of roast pork – the crispy fat on top

Jenny o

June 27, 2016

What os crackle?


June 26, 2016

Can’t go wrong with this recipe if you follow the very simple instructions. It’s so easy. Every one loved it!

Janet Wilson

June 11, 2016

The first time I made this I put just the crackle in the hot oven and it was awesome. The second time I put the whole roast in the oven and the meat went dry. This time I’m laying the pork in the slow cooker on a bed of sliced onion and 2 cooking apples and at the end of the cooking time I will just put the crackle in the hot oven and leave the meat in the slow cooker on keep warm.


June 2, 2016

YUM YUM YUM!!! tENDER BEAUTIFUL PORK…..Will have to work on the crackling…. Put under grill too low under the flame … Outside was amazing xxxxxxx Thank you for posting this recipe xxxx

Sarah Nicita

May 28, 2016

Pork turned out awesome, crackle failed oven for 20 minutes then took crackle off & oven for another 20 minutes , still no good πŸ™

What a shame :/ It’s a much loved recipe to many
Better luck next time πŸ™‚


May 14, 2016

The crackle did not work for me! I followed the instructions to a T!
Very disappointed!
My pork was left dry as I was trying to get it to crackle in the oven.


April 30, 2016

omg yummmmmm!!!
no tea towl just the lid Emma πŸ™‚


April 15, 2016

This was the first non-casserole/stew type
dish I tried in my slow cooker and wow an absolute perfect roast pork.

Delicious and so simple!


April 14, 2016

Was awesome! Crisped it up in the oven at the end and no complaints in our household. The crackle was brilliant.


April 14, 2016

This recipe resulted in my first successful pork crackling. I’ve tried to experiment with other recipes and methods since and this was by far the best.

Jasna Sosic

April 11, 2016

I can’t wait to try this. Im surprised the salt isnt added until it’s ready to be crisped. Usually we salt ( ALOT ) and rub the skin before cooking. I’ll let you know how I go.

I wouldn’t recommend the oven bag πŸ™‚
Try it without that for starters


April 10, 2016

I cooked mine in an oven bag, and the rind went like jelly there was no way this would crisp up… Next time I will just put roast in slow cooker…. Thanks…

Rozi Pottsy

February 19, 2016

For a first-timer, I think this is the best way to cook Roast Pork.
And now I’ve cooked it a number of times… I still think this is the best way to cook Roast Pork
Simple, Easy, Tasty


December 19, 2015

Belly pork is the best -no left overs -easy to cook -leave it on all day -come home Put under grilled serve with salad -a real winner


November 24, 2015

Does this need a lid an tea towl? Thank you.

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