Ginger Cranberry Pork Roast Slow Cooker Freezer Recipe

I’m so excited to announce that my Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes cookbook is here! Click here to buy a copy.

It has 150 recipes!

And just as a little teaser, here is a new recipe, Ginger-Cranberry Pork Roast. This one is probably my absolute favorite that I have come up with so far.

Ginger Cranberry Pork Roast


  • 3 pounds pork roasts
  • 2 12-ounce package fresh cranberries or 2 cans of whole cranberries
  • 1 cup peeled and sliced or minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons rapadura sugar (if using canned cranberries, or to taste…more sugar is needed for fresh cranberries)
  • 2 tablespoons of arrowroot flour (or any thinkening agent of your choice)
  • 1 cup filtered water


  1. Dump all ingredients (except water) into one, one gallon bag.
  2. Label and put in freezer
  3. Day of cooking dump contents of bag into slow cooker, add the water
  4. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, or until fully cooked

Remember each slow cooker is different, so the first time you make a recipe, really watch it so you don’t over or under cook it.

Serve with sautéed broccoli in lots of butter. I cook frozen broccoli this way, no need to thaw, just dump frozen broccoli into a hot pan with hot butter and it is delicious.

Hope you like it as much as me!

If you are interested in more slow cooker freezer recipes check out my cookbook From Your Freezer To Your Family, Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes For Every Season.

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  • Melissa
    March 14, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Recipe says 1 cup peeled and minced, but it doesn’t say what is peeled and minced, ginger? Plus the thing that looks like ginger in your bags looks sliced, or are those yellow slices something else?

    • Stephanie
      March 14, 2012 at 5:54 PM

      Good catch, thank you! Yes, ginger. They can be chopped big or small, my husband likes is smaller.

    • Christi Wilson
      January 19, 2015 at 8:57 PM

      Can you recommend a certain amount of sugar when using fresh cranberries? I plan to put my 3 lb roast and all the ingredients in one bag as directed, not divided into 2. We have three boys 🙂 I discovered your site from moneysavingmom- so excited to try your recipes!

      • Stephanie
        January 20, 2015 at 6:07 AM

        I would just do a taste test the last hour of cooking if you can and add some more sugar if needed. 🙂

  • Elouise
    March 14, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Looking forward!!

    • Stephanie
      March 14, 2012 at 11:55 PM


  • Karen D
    March 15, 2012 at 1:38 AM

    What size pork roast? Thanks!

    • Stephanie
      March 15, 2012 at 1:58 AM

      I am not sure of the exact poundage. But just ask your butcher for a pork roast and I think they all are about 1.5-3pounds each.

      • Cathy
        August 10, 2013 at 12:58 AM

        just found this and it looks delicious — can you clarify — is it pork roast or tenderloins (which often come packaged 2 to a pack)? Thank you…going to order your cookbook and make my life a lot easier!!

        • Stephanie
          August 10, 2013 at 1:11 AM

          Either work great, whatevers on sale!

  • Sandy H
    March 15, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    This just made my day! You are amazing!

    • Stephanie
      March 15, 2012 at 2:32 AM

      That makes me happy! You are too kind.

  • Mistie
    March 15, 2012 at 3:52 AM

    I’ve added all of her recipes to my pepperplate app and it automatically makes a grocery list when you choose your recipes! It’s online too. Thank you Stephanie for the fabulous recipes!!!

    • Stephanie
      March 15, 2012 at 12:50 PM

      That’s cool!

    • Michelle Lubbers
      April 28, 2012 at 9:22 PM

      Thanks for the tip of pepperplate! I look forward to a bit more organized shopping list.

  • Faye
    March 15, 2012 at 2:52 AM

    I want to say THANK YOU! Also, is there a place where I can get a list of ingredients for a series of recipes? I would like to make a grocery list to make one trip and prep! Let me know if its listed anywhere and I missed it.


    • Stephanie
      March 15, 2012 at 3:12 AM

      I don’t have grocery lists anywhere on my blog for past recipes, but they will be in the ecookbook!!

  • Kara H.
    March 15, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    What great news! I can’t wait to fill my freezer. My crew has liked all your recipes so far and they were such a lifesaver during my recent difficult pregnancy. 🙂

    • Stephanie
      March 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

      So glad to hear that! Hope all is well with you.

  • Amee (Inspired-Housewife)
    March 15, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Congrats sounds great look forward to it! Amee

  • Carolina
    March 15, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    OMG! I can’t wait for the ecookbook to come out!

    • Stephanie
      March 15, 2012 at 10:36 PM

      LOL. Best comment yet!

  • Andrea Reed
    March 16, 2012 at 2:56 AM

    Can’t wait for the e-book! I just started with your recipes and am ready to go full force! Now… to grow some of those veggies…

  • Jessica
    March 19, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    Do you have any ideas for BIG slow cooker meals? We’re a family of 6, my kids are 11, 9, 3, and 1 (NOT picky at all and LOVE their veggies). All of the recipes I’ve seen online are usually servings of 4 or 5. Plus, I didn’t see a yielding amount on this fabulous recipe. Thanks in advance!

    • Stephanie
      March 19, 2012 at 12:41 AM

      If you have a big slow cooker, you could easily double my recipes or almost double them, some of them have lots of veggies. This pork recipe is a smaller than usual meal. This got us 4 servings. Normally, my other recipes get at least 6 servings.

  • Jenn
    March 19, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Oooh exciting! We are loving your freezer recipes over here so far. I work 12hr shifts so being able to throw something in the crockpot in the am for my husband to feed the kids has been amazing. He loves it and I don’t have to worry about them eating mcdonalds every time I work, so thank you for the great recipes and ideas.

    • Stephanie
      March 19, 2012 at 12:35 AM

      Yay! So glad to hear that!

  • Sydney
    March 23, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Hi! I was just wondering about putting everything into two gallon bags. Am I splitting up the recipe and then putting half of it into one bag or just splitting the mixture up? Also, are you dumping both roasts, essentially, both bags into the crock pot or one gallon bag at a time for 4-6 hours? Thanks for answering my questions!

    • Stephanie
      March 23, 2012 at 7:17 PM

      That’s correct. Half of the recipe goes into one bag, half in the other. ONE bag goes into the slow cooker at time.

      • Patricia Walls
        January 26, 2013 at 5:15 PM

        Recipe sounds great! I understand now that you divide all ingredients in 2 bags, so 1/2 cup of water is used per individual recipe?

        • Stephanie
          January 27, 2013 at 1:39 AM

          You got it!

          • Patricia
            January 27, 2013 at 3:35 PM

            Thanks Stephanie!

  • Gavi
    March 25, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Question, we don’t eat pork or shellfish so I’m wondering how hard it would be to sub poultry, red meat of fish products and how that might change the nutritional/ caloric value? I’m finding this year I’m going to have to use my crock pot a lot this summer as it’s going to be too hot to use the stove most nights. Thanks!

    • Stephanie
      March 25, 2012 at 11:07 PM

      Swapping out red meat for pork shouldn’t affect the caloric info, it has about the same fat/protein. I am not sure about fish. I think fish has less calories overall. I never really pay attention to calorie information anymore, and I pay more attention to the quality of food I put in my body. So as long as you are eating well and balanced, don’t worry too much about calories. 🙂

  • Scott
    April 3, 2012 at 3:05 AM

    I’m sure this is silly, but there’s some part of me that still feels nervous to leave a slow0cooker plugged in and turned on all day unattended.

    • Stephanie
      April 3, 2012 at 3:14 AM

      I am usually home the entire time, I may run out for a quick errand, but since I work from home it works out for me. I know lots of people do leave it alone all day, unattended, but I am sure if you look at the manufacturer’s guidelines it probably says do not leave unattended for liability reasons.

    • Cassandra
      April 3, 2012 at 9:42 PM

      Any appliance – your refrigerator, your furnace, your dishwasher – can short out and spark a fire. Anything with electricity running through it can cause a problem, whether it’s on or not. Through faulty wiring, some appliances can turn themselves on. The biggest issue you have to be concerned with is what appliance you own, considering where it was manufactured and at what point in time. Cost-cutting measures in the last 10-20 years have drastically increased the dangers of home appliances. Consumer Reports posted a lengthy article about it in March:

  • April
    April 4, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    So looking forward to this! I’m having my third baby in July and it would really rock to be able make up some freezer crockpot meals beforehand!

    • Stephanie
      April 4, 2012 at 1:49 AM

      Yes! These meals are great if they are delivered to you from a friend, but so wonderful for the proactive Mama that wants to stock her freezer before baby comes!

  • Samantha S
    April 27, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    I can’t wait for the cookbook to come out!!!!!! I’m a mom on the go and freezer recipes would really help me out. 🙂

    • Stephanie
      April 28, 2012 at 9:40 PM

      Yes they will!

  • Amy
    April 30, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    Hi Stephanie! I just signed up for your newsletter but don’t know how to get to your ecookbook to purchase it 🙂 All of your recipes look AMAZING!! Thanks for doing what you do!

    • Stephanie
      April 30, 2012 at 11:32 AM

      To buy it first from the newsletter you would have had to have been on the list prior to Sunday when it launched. It will launch on the blog, this coming Wednesday! Thanks for your support!

  • Anne
    May 1, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Where can we order the cookbook?

    • Stephanie
      May 1, 2012 at 5:21 PM

      It will be on the blog tomorrow!

  • JWren
    July 11, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Looks yummy! Dumb question, do I thaw the roast before adding it to the crockpot or just throw everything in frozen? Thanks, can’t wait to try it

    • Stephanie
      July 11, 2014 at 9:47 PM

      You just throw it in frozen!

  • Mary
    March 9, 2015 at 9:57 PM

    Hi! This recipe was so good! Will definitely be one to make again. Thanks for sharing:)

    • Stephanie
      March 10, 2015 at 10:42 AM

      Isn’t it?! This is one of my favorites too. Thanks so much for sharing!