CROCK POT SWEET AND SOUR PORK ROAST - another version

CROCK POT SWEET AND SOUR PORK ROAST

2 TBS vegetable shortening
1/4 cup flour seasoned with salt & pepper
6 lbs Boston Butt Pork Roast, bone in or Pork Shoulder Picnic
3 Garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, sliced
3 large potatoes, peeled & cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
3 carrots, peeled & cut into chunks
1 jar fresh sauerkraut (32 oz), drained
Brown Sugar to taste, about 1/3 cup
salt & pepper to taste
1 TBS Garlic Powder
1/2 Cup Mo Jo Sauce (Hispanic stores)
2 TBS Chicken Base or Bouillon
8-10 Gingersnap Cookies, Crumbled

Wash & pat dry the roast. Cover with the seasoned flour until well coated. Shake off the excess flour. In a large pot, heat the Crisco. Add the roast & sear on all sides, until well browned. Remove the roast & add to crock pot. Add all of the ingredients except the sauerkraut. Cook on low for 10-15 hours. During the last 2-3 hours, add the sauer-kraut. Skim off any fat that rises to the top. Adjust the seasonings just before serving.