Paleo Cooking: How To Cook Pork Tenderloin In A Crock Pot

It seems that this week is pork week here at paleomunch! Well, that’s fine by me, I think that pork is fantastic and it’s easy to cook to boot.

So why cook pork in a crock pot/slow cooker? Well, slow cookers produce amazingly tender results with very low effort. Because the food in a crock pot is cooked for such a long period of time without being touched, the foods all combine their  flavors  and produce an amazing, tender feast.

I’ve done some experimentation for cooking in crock pots and I’ve found some things which work with pork and others which don’t. For example, it seems that is is important to keep meat moist while it cooks away in a crock pot. This is due to the duration of the cooking period. Think of a  casserole  versus a roast. Both are delicious, yet both are completely different cooking techniques.

So, are you ready to try out some awesome pork tenderloin recipes tonight? I thought so… Here we go:

Super Juicy Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin

What you need:

  • Pork tenderloin/fillet. They are really the same thing.
  • Onions
  • Water
  • Red Wine
  • Garlic
  • Soy sauce
  • Black pepper, mmm!

This recipe kind of reminds of a recipe my mother makes, its s pork dish which is nice and juicy with lots of pepper.

How to prepare:

  • Add and mix all the ingredients in the slow cooker/crock pot. Make sure everything is properly mixed. Use about 2-4 tablespoons of garlic and soy sauce. About one cup(250ml) of water and red wine and chop up the onion so its very fine.
  • Add the pork tenderloin to the slow cooker

How to cook:

This is the beauty of a slow cooker. Once you hit go there is very little you are required to do for the entire period of cooking. Just set to a low temperature after sprinkling with pepper and you are good to go. Leave for 3.5-4.5 hours. Server juicy and hot!

Delicious!

Honey And Mustard Pork Tenderloin

I am a sucker for honey, and as you see in my previous post, I love mustard(whole-grain mustard) immensely. It is an absolutely delicious  flavor. Pork is great when it’s slightly sweeter, and the combination of honey and mustard makes the meat feel like it’s just melting in your mouth. Mmm!

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What you need:

  • Two to three pork tenderloins
  • Pepper
  • Honey
  • Mustard (I used whole-grain)
  • Vinegar (cider or balsamic will do)
  • Thyme
  • Water

How to prepare:

  • Prepare the pork by making sure it is stripped of all extra fat, then sprinkle with pepper. You can use some salt here too but I avoided that just because I don’t enjoy salty food.
  • Make sure the slow cooker is clean and lined with a little bit of olive oil.
  • Place the tenderloin in the slow cooker.
  • Pour around 2 tablespoons of honey, 4 tablespoons of mustard, about a tablespoon of vinegar, crush a clove of garlic, and add the thyme. (Use around a teaspoon of thyme as it’s actually quite a strong flavour) over the pork fillet.

How to cook:

  • Make sure the pork has been completely covered in the delicious mixture you made earlier.
  • Put the slow cooker on low and leave for about 8 hours.

Serve and enjoy this amazing flavour explosion. I like to serve with steamed vegetables. Pork and veggies go so well together.

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Conclusion

Enjoy the amazing flavours of these two recipes for pork tenderloin. I love cooking with slow cookers and I am an absolute pork fanatic. There is something so clean about pork that I can’t seem to find from other meats.

My favourite is the mustard and pork version, as the flavour is powerful and very fragrant. Too delicious. I hope you find these recipes easy enough for you to start learning how to cook pork in a crock pot!

Enjoy!

Andrew.