slow cooker pork with basil sauce

Pork with Basil Sauce

A delicious marinated pork, cooked in your crockpot and then topped with a fresh basil sauce.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword basil sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 378kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes



  • 8 tsp freshly chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp fresh oregano leaves chopped
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 lb. boneless pork sirloin roast

Basil Sauce

  • 1/3 c red onion finely chopped
  • 2 cups basil leaves finely chopped
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice



  • Mix together the garlic, oil, mustard, brown sugar, salt, pepper, oregano and smoked paprika in a bowl for form a paste.
  • Rub all over the pork. Place the pork into a resealable plastic bag or a slow cooker liner and close, chill in refrigerate overnight.

Basil Sauce

  • Mix together the red onion, basil, oil, oregano, red pepper flakes and salt in an airtight container.
  • Let rest up to 3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator. Stir in lemon juice before serving.
  • Place pork into slow cooker and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours. Pork will be fork tender but not completely falling apart.
  • Remove from slow cooker and allow to sit for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Place meat on a platter and drizzle with sauce. Serve additional sauce on the side if desired.


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Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 1344mg | Potassium: 997mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2.9mg