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Collard Greens Wrapped Pork Roast – A juicy spice rubbed pork loin topped with onions and a smoky pepper jelly sauce then slow cooked until fork tender. The perfect southern meal for the whole family!

Pulled collard greens wrapped pork loin roast

Pork Loin Roast Recipe

Pork and Collard Greens are southern fair you’ll find on many a Sunday dinner tables in the south. I know I always flavor my Collard Greens with some form of pork and it makes them so delish!

For this recipe I thought I would reverse the theory and flavor my pork roast with sweet collard greens. Wrapping it and adding in a few simple spices and then topping it off with a smoky pepper jelly sauce imparts something quite special to this dish! That just means it’s delicious y’all!

This crock pot recipes comes together in minutes and slow cooks until fork tender! A few ingredients and set your slow cooker and forget it until dinner time.

This collard greens wrapped pork roast goes great with Southern Style Green Beans, Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, Baked Mac and Cheese and finish it off with Easy Coconut Cream Pie for dessert!

Slow Cooker Pork Roast Ingredients

  • Pork Loin
  • Collard Green Leaves
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Red or Jalapeno Pepper Jelly
  • Sweet Onion
  • Liquid Smoke
  • Chicken Stock

How to make a roast gravy

I usually just serve this with the juices poured over it. If you want a thicker gravy, make a Cornstarch Based Gravy. Take 1/4 cup of water and 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch and whisk or mix with a fork until completely dissolved and combined. Remove roast and any large veggies or droppings in the liquid. Then slow pour in cornstarch mixture and whisk until combined. Let it sit in slow cooker stirring occasionally until desired consistency (about 20 to 30 minutes).

Flour Based Gravy – If you do not have cornstarch on hand, place about 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once melted add about 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour and whisk together. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until flour is cooked and then slowly pour in strained juices from the slow cooker until a desired consistency.

Collard Green Wrapped Pork Roast on white serving tray

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Collard Greens Wrapped Pork Roast

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Nikki Lee
Collard Greens Wrapped Pork Roast - A juicy spice rubbed pork loin topped with onions and a smoky pepper jelly sauce then slow cooked until fork tender. The perfect southern meal for the whole family!
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  • 3 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup red or jalapeno pepper jelly
  • 4 pound pork loin
  • 5 or 6 large collard green leaves, washed and stemmed
  • 1 small yellow or Vidalia onion
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock or vegetable stock


  • In a measuring cup or small bowl mix together salt, pepper, paprika and garlic.
  • Rub spice mixture over all sides of the pork loin.
  • Line the bottom and sides of a 6 quart slow cooker with 4 of the collard green leaves. Place pork loin on top of the collards. Spread the pepper jelly on top of the pork loin. Then lay the onion slices on top in an even layer.
  • Place the last two collard leaves over the top of the pork roast and wrap bottom and top leaves around the pork.
  • In the measuring cup mix the liquid smoke with the chicken stock and pour into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours, until fork tender.
  • Transfer to serving platter and slice or pull with two forks. Use juice to pour over the roast and any additional juices can be served on the side.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving Calories: 372kcal (19%) Carbohydrates: 15g (5%) Protein: 53g (106%) Fat: 10g (15%) Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 144mg (48%) Sodium: 1059mg (46%) Potassium: 979mg (28%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 11g (12%) Vitamin A: 542IU (11%) Vitamin C: 6mg (7%) Calcium: 38mg (4%) Iron: 2mg (11%)

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Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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  1. My husband saw this and knew he had to make it. It smells amazing as it’s in the crock pot now. Hes’ like a kid in a candy store – so excited to try this.