Slow-Cooked Chili-Lime Pork Roast


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Slow-Cooked Chili-Lime Pork Roast

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    This hearty Slow Cooker Chili-Lime Pork Roast will make your next potluck or family dinner a success. Enjoy tender pork cooked with sweet potatoes and apples for fall flavor your family will rave about.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    3 tbsp. Chili-lime rub
    1 tbsp. Packed Hy-Vee dark brown sugar
    2 tsp. Lime zest
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee salt, divided
    1 (2-1/2 to 3 lb.) Fresh boneless top loin pork loin roast
    2 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil
    3 (8-oz. each) Sweet potatoes, peeled and each cut into 8 wedges
    3 Red Delicious apples, cored and each cut into 12 wedges
    1 c. Hy-Vee no salt added chicken broth
    1 c. Apple butter, divided
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee honey
    2 tbsp. Fresh lime juice
    1 tbsp. Fresh cilantro, plus additional for garnish, chopped

    Things To Grab

    • Small bowl
    • Medium skillet
    • 6-quart slow cooker
    • Food processor


    1. Stir together chili-lime rub, brown sugar, lime zest, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle and rub mixture over all sides of pork. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. 

    2. Heat oil in medium skillet over high heat. Add pork; cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned on all sides, turning frequently. Set pork aside. 

    3. Place sweet potatoes, apples, and broth in a 6-quart slow cooker. Place pork roast on top. Stir together 1/2 cup apple butter, honey, lime juice, 1 tablespoon cilantro, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in small bowl; pour over pork. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or low for 4 to 5 hours or until pork reaches 145 degrees. 

    4. For purée, transfer 3 cups of cooked apples and sweet potatoes to a food processor. Add remaining 1/2 cup apple butter. Cover and pulse until smooth. Garnish pork with additional cilantro, if desired. 

    5. To serve, slice pork; serve with purée and remaining cooked apples and sweet potatoes. If desired, drizzle with cooking liquid. 

    Nutrition facts


    420 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 9g
    • Cholesterol: 90mg
    • Sodium: 710mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 51g
    • Protein: 34g

    Daily Values

    Iron 10%
    Calcium 4%
    Vitamin D 6%
    Potassium 20%