05 May 2010

Slow Cooker Pork Loin

Still hot here in Florida. Surprised? :) I love making pork tenderloins because they are cheap, easy, and flavorful, but I don't love turning on the oven for an hour when it's 89 outside and 100% humidity. So that got me thinking...pork loin in the Crock Pot! This recipe is super simple to make and cooks a lot faster than you would think. In fact, I overcooked my pork and it was still fabulous. Outstanding! Amazing! Sooo dang good!! I'll tell you how long to cook it properly, but you really can't hurt the pork in this recipe.

You will need:

pork tenderloin without seasoning
1/4 cup grape juice
1/4 cup sugar
1T garlic salt
1T Montreal steak seasoning
2 large or 4 small pears

If you are not a fan of grape juice you can use cranberry instead. Or fancy it up and use pomegranate juice!

Rinse the tenderloin and cover it with the garlic salt and steak seasoning. Place it in the slow cooker.

Add the juice and sugar to a small saucepan and heat on low until the sugar dissolves. Don't let it get hot, though! Pour the juice over the pork loin and put on the slow cooker top.

Turn the slow cooker on high for one hour and then turn down to low for 3 hours. OR Just cook on low for 5 hours. Add the peeled and chopped pears when you turn it to low.

I thought it would take much longer and my pork was ready three hours before dinner. Yikes! I turned the slow cooker to warm and just left it alone. It was perfect! It cooked down almost like pulled pork. It was out of this world! So, don't panic if it cooks longer than you want. Pork is supposed to be done at 145 degrees, but I usually cook mine until 160 and it's still juicy with no trace of pink. Sometimes at 145 it still looks a bit pink to me.

Drizzle the syrup over the pork and pears. Full of flavor and absolutely delicious! I don't think I'll go back to cooking it in the oven even when it isn't hot as blazes. You could add any flavoring or just cook it with the steak seasoning. So versatile! My Blackberry Pork or Honey Mustard Pork would also be awesome.

Seriously delicious! I just can't say it enough!!


Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

See Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin on Key Ingredient.


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Sunshine Mom said...

omg, your blog is beautiful!! I love it!

polwig said...

Just made pork today but not as good as yours... that looks delish... I love the slow cooker idea.. I am sure it was sooo moist...

Callie said...

mmmmm... that does sound good. I'll have to hunt up my slow cooker and give it a try. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What a great recipe! That will come in handy when our pears start getting ripe late this summer.

How did you get your recipe on that cute recipe card? I like that.

Thanks for the visit and comment. You have a great blog.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunshine Mom said...

thanks for all the great comments!
Pam-- I submit a recipe to http://keyingredient.com/ and when you are done it gives you a html code for your blog!

Jellybeans said...

Sunshine Mom, happy mother's day! You sound like a fantastic mommy! I hope you have a lovely mother's day full of relaxation and love :)

Sunshine Mom said...

thank you, Jellybeans!!!

PMP said...

do you think it would be bad if this cooked on low for 8 hours? trying to figure out if i can turn it on before work or if i have to save it until the weekend now. thanks, mama :)

Sunshine Mom said...

you really can't overcook this--it just becomes pulled pork. :) definitely put it in before work and it will be awesome when you get home!

Mary said...

This sounds lovely! May make this for dinner tonight!!!

Mary xo
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