Crockpot Mediterranean Pork

I love when friends and readers of MKC send me recipes! It’s always fantastic to read about what other people are eating and loving, plus I have this weird hobby that consists of things like reading recipes, looking for recipes, begging for recipes. I love me some new recipes. This Mediterranean Pork recipe was sent to me by Clarissa, who is also the originator of this recipe and this recipe and if you’ve tried either of those and loved them as much as I have…well, this pork is bound to be a hit. (Thanks for the recipes, Clarissa!)

A total no-brainer in the preparation department, a myriad of delicious, fragrant spices are added to chicken broth and poured over a pork roast or pork chops. Slow cooked to tender perfection, the shredded pork and lingering, tasty juices are served over couscous.

Healthy, incredibly flavorful, and simple beyond words, this is a perfect solution to a frazzled weeknight dinner conundrum or even for a lazy Sunday afternoon when you don’t want to be slaving in the kitchen. Make it! Love it!

Crockpot Mediterranean Pork

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Mediterranean Pork with Couscous {Slow Cooker}

Yield: Serves 4-6

Mediterranean Pork with Couscous {Slow Cooker}

Ingredients

  • 2 to 2 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, trimmed of fat (or the equivalent of boneless pork chops)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1-2 cups couscous, prepared according to package directions

Directions

  1. In a liquid measuring cup combine the oil, broth and spices. Cut small slits with a paring knife into the pork roast (or pork chops). Place the pork in a 4-quart slow cooker and pour the broth/spice mixture over the top of the pork. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours until the pork is tender.
  2. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred into pieces. Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker and toss with the juices/liquid. Serve the meat/juices over couscous.
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/mediterranean-pork-with-couscous-slow-cooker/
Recipe Source: adapted slightly from Clarissa, a MKC reader, also the originator of this recipe and this recipe

23 Responses to Mediterranean Pork with Couscous {Slow Cooker}

  1. Kim in MD says:

    I am also always looking for amazing new recipes, which is why I can’t start my morning without stopping by MKC! :-) This looks so delicious, Mel, and I love that is is a slow-cooker recipe!

  2. Stefanie says:

    I really need to hop on the couscous train. This looks wonderful.

  3. Liann says:

    This looks delish but I’m not a fan of pork … Has anyone tried with chicken? Thanks!

  4. Anne says:

    I love my slow cooker and we absolutely love couscous. I can’t wait to try this sometime!

  5. Clarissa Meegan says:

    I’m so happy you liked it and am excited to see it here! I can’t wait to try your version because I’ve been looking for way to cut down on the oil without drying out the pork.

  6. I have a pork roast in the freezer that I have been deciding what to do with. I think this will be perfect!

    So we were having dinner at a friend’s house the other night, and she was telling me that she just found another cooking blog that she loves. She is nursing right now, and says that she hopes every time she sits down that you’ve posted something because she loves loves loves your site. She loves your writing, your recipes… and she even said she was pretty sure you’d be friends if she really knew you. Anyway, it was really cute. I thought you would like to know. :) I agree with her in all ways, of course.

    Love,
    Mindy

  7. Mel says:

    Liann – I haven’t tried it with chicken. If anyone attempts, let me know how it turns out!

  8. Angela says:

    Here we go… Another MKC recipe that hits my inbox and is in the crockpot less than 12 hours later. Mel to the rescue again! Now my house smells great and we just may find ourselves eating this for breakfast. Thanks Clarissa and Mel!

  9. Elise says:

    This was really good! Loved it with the cous cous! Thanks!

  10. Jenny says:

    My husband loved this. The flavor was great and made in a slow cooker… it doesn’t get any better. Thank you for sharing!!

  11. Liz says:

    OMG! This is fabulous!

  12. Joy says:

    Used chicken instead of pork last night. Was pretty darn good, but I needed a whole can of broth (just shy of 2c) and a bit extra of the spices. Had it over quinoa cooked with broth and topped it with Parmesan. Really healthy, filling, and yummy.

  13. Katie says:

    This was delicious. Even my husband, who HATES crockpot cooking, enjoyed this meal. I didn’t have enough pork, so I did pork and chicken and it turned out wonderful. I used a recipe from Allrecipes, Company Couscous, for my couscous and also had some steamed broccoli. 3 thumbs up! :)

  14. Hey Mel, I noticed there is no salt in the ingredient list. Did you find that you needed to add any, or was the chicken broth salty enough? I made this and loved it, but I used my homemade chicken broth (no salt in it) and so rubbed the pork with salt before putting it in the crockpot. It was AMAZING and we loved it, but was curious on the salt question.

  15. This looks fabulous! You sure do love pork! :)

  16. Mel says:

    Hi Megan – the pork has been plenty salty with the chicken broth I use but that is a good point about perhaps adding it to taste if you use a lower-sodium chicken broth or homemade chicken broth. Thanks for the heads up!

  17. Karen says:

    Hey Mel! This is another winner. Sooo easy. I blogged about it today, check it out:
    http://thefoodcharlatan.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/mediterranean-pork-with-couscous/

  18. Susan Bowman says:

    Mel, I just adore you. I have to say, this was not a winner in my house. It’s the first thing I’ve made from your site that we didn’t like. I’ve each of these recipes – Creamy Garlic Alfredo, Baked Ziti, Meat Loaf, Baked Penne w/ Chicken and Broccoli – many many times for my family and for friends and they are winners. I just printed a slew of others and will try them next. You are the absolute best! I’m addicted to your site and blogged about you here. http://www.charlottesmartypants.com/2011/12/recipes/

  19. Kathy says:

    This dish was so good! I served it over Jasmine rice which rounded the flavors out nicely!

  20. Cherie says:

    Tried this last night. The whole family loved it! We served ours with tri-color couscous and asparagus. Thanks for the recipe; it’s definitely a keeper!

  21. Katie says:

    We didn’t love this one the first time around. I used a 2.5 # roast on low for 8 hours and it was dry. I also used low-sodium chicken broth and missed the salt in the end result. Next time I’ll go closer to 7 hours and add some more regular chicken broth. I love how easy it is so I’m not giving up!

  22. Melissa says:

    We love everything from your site – but this wasn’t really a hit in our house. We didn’t think it had much flavor. I followed the directions exactly.

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