Rating: 3.5 stars
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2

A fennel seed rub coats this pork with extraordinary licorice-like flavor, while the golden-orange potatoes add just the right amount of sweetness.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

20 mins
8 hrs
8 hrs 20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, combine fennel seeds, garlic powder, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper. Trim fat from meat. Sprinkle fennel seed mixture evenly over meat; rub in with your fingers. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker.

  • Place sweet potatoes in cooker. Add meat. Pour broth over meat mixture in cooker.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

  • Remove meat from cooker, reserving cooking juices. Slice or shred meat. Serve meat with sweet potatoes. If desired, garnish with sprigs of parsley.

For Easy Cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.


Round out this meat and potatoes recipe with a side dish of fresh steamed broccoli or green beans.

Nutrition Facts

341 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 110mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 24g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 5g; protein 36g; vitamin a 157.9IU; vitamin c 4.1mg; thiamin 0.9mg; riboflavin 0.6mg; niacin equivalents 8.7mg; vitamin b6 0.8mg; folate 16.1mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; sodium 490mg; potassium 982mg; calcium 50.5mg; iron 2.9mg.