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Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pork Roast

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pork Roast made in the crockpot with just a few simple ingredients. Fall-apart tender pork with the most amazing flavors. Instant Pot instructions included!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pork Roast
Servings: 8
Calories: 369kcal


  • 1 boneless pork roast about 3 lbs
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ⅓ cups brown sugar divided
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon or spicy mustard
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon


  • Trim any excess fat from pork roast. Prick roast all over with a fork. Rub garlic on roast and rub in the salt and pepper as well. Let sit.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1 cup brown sugar, mustard and vinegar. Rub all over the roast.
  • Place the roast in a crockpot with the chicken broth and cook on low for 8-9 hours. Pour off excess juice and set aside to make gravy if desired.
  • Combine 1/3 cup brown sugar with cinnamon. Spread mixture over top of roast and cook for 1 more hour before serving.
  • To make gravy: Prior to serving, ladle out about 1/4 cup of the juice in the crock pot and strain into a measuring cup. Whisk in 2 tsp cornstarch. Add in enough juice to make 1 cup. Microwave on high for 30 seconds and whisk again. Drizzle sauce over meat prior to serving.


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg