Thursday, March 5, 2009

Slow Cooked Pork Tenderloin

This is one of those non-photogenic dishes that REALLY tastes so much better than it looks. Another selling point is it is cooked in your slow cooker. After enjoying a wonderful meal, I often wonder why I do not use my slow cooker more often.

This was a rather large tenderloin I was able to get on sale. Trim the pork loin of most of the fat and all of the silver skin.




Liberally season with pork seasoning on both sides.





Sear the pork loin in a large skillet preheated over medium high heat using 1/3 cup canola oil. Approximately 5 to 6 minutes per side.




While the pork is searing pour one can of cream of mushroom soup into your slow cooker, along with two cans of chicken broth. Add one envelope of ranch salad dressing mix (dry) and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes and 2 cloves of minced garlic.



Place the seared pork into the slow cooker, cover and set to 4 - 6 hours or cook on high for 2 hours and low for 4 hours.





After 6 hours, remove pork loin from slow cooker and allow to rest. While the loin is resting, ladle the gravy into a sauce pan and thicken with flour or cornstarch and season to taste. I thickened our gravy with a little flour and seasoned with salt, pepper and Herbs de Provence.




Creamy Parmesan risotto and steamed mixed vegetables made this an excellent meal!


44 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for an awesome crock[ot recipe. I have evrything in my household for this!! I am putting this on my menu soon. I adore crock pot recipes!! Winner!!

gigi said...

Thank you, maam! Looks wonderful and I've been all about the crock pot lately! Saves so much time in the kitchen on these busy days.

Sara said...

I just love slow cooker recipes, I am always looking for new ones. This sounds really delicious.

Debbie said...

Great recipe. I can always use a good crockpot recipe. They are so nice to use this time of year. I will try this in the near future!

Maria said...

Perfect for weekdays! I need to pull out the crockpot!

April said...

I made a tenderloin last week with an Asian marinade, and it was ok. The hubby really didn't care for it, but this he would! Except, it may be next week before I get to it, since the weather is going to be beautiful this weekend, we are firing up the grill!!

Beth said...

Oh my does that look DELISH!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds like the pork comes out really tender and flavorful. A great recipe!

Cathy said...

I am always happy when I see a great crock pot recipe, and this looks like one! My entire family will love this (which doesn't happen often!)

Susie said...

Yummmmmmmmm!!

Marjie said...

Looks good. The least photogenic meals are often the best, because in my experience, tender equals falling apart and not pretty.

Besides, we're all friends here, so are we really going to fuss over the photos?

Pam said...

Oh, this looks perfect for this cold rainy day.

Gladys said...

That looks scrumptious only pork gives me a migraine. Would you cook a beef one for me? I'll bring the wine.

Cheryl said...

I wasn't invited, LOL! That looks deicious, I was just thinking of something homey to make my hubby this weekend, found it!

The Blonde Duck said...

Ben threw my slow cooker away. Dang it.

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMMMM.... looks superb!!! I just love pork tenderloin recipes!!

Sophie said...

And thanks for your kind words on my 1st foodblog!!! That means a lot coming from you,.......!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

yummy, yummy and did I say yummy? Just made pork last night and will psot tomorrow so it may give you antoher idea for next time. hum...i will try the slow cooker also.

Not Another Omnivore said...

Great photos as always!

NAOmni

HEATHER said...

OH Katherine, thanks so much for this-it sounds delish! I always have at least two of these loins in my freezer, and I love to use the slow cooker to fix them, so a new recipe that includes both is perfect for me!

MaryBeth said...

I love using my slow cooker, it is just so great to toss in a few things and in just a few hours to have one of the best meals ever. I think your pictures looks succulent.

Reeni♥ said...

What a delicious meal all around! I am really loving the sound of that Parmesan risotto! YUM!!!

Joie de vivre said...

I'm in love with crock pot meals!

Selba said...

The pork definitely looks tender and delicious!

Make a Roux said...

I just cooked one of these a couple days ago. Your recipe sounds delish! I'm going to try it next time around.

lagirl said...

I LOVE crockpot meals.
I think I can smell it cooking as I Blog.
Hmmmm.
Thanks!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

My husband thanks you for this recipe. Seriously. He has been trying to get me to make a dish like this for ages.

Thanks to you, I now have a recipe that I think I can handle!

-Francesca

Natashya said...

Sigh, what did we do before slow cookers!?! They are so great for doing up meat dishes. Your pork tenderloin sounds delish!

Sandy said...

Hi Katherine! That is what I cooked last night, but in my crockpot with homemade cherry jam on top! Delicious! Great blog!

tamilyn said...

I love this meal! So easy and fuss free, but most important-delicious~

Pam said...

It seems like yummy comforting food is really hard to photograph. I am cold and hungry right now and this sounds fabulous!

Dawn said...

Ohhh and the leftovers (if there are any) are going to taste even better.

Michele said...

slow cooked food never looks as good as it tastes. We've been using the crockpot quite a bit lately with my new work schedule. I'm going to work this recipe into the rotation. :-)

Dee said...

Katherine, I haven't used my crock pot in a while either. This looks wonderful. Crockpot cooking does make our lives easier. Have a fabulous Springtime weekend!!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

sounds super easy and super tasty! your recipes never fail to amaze me!

Priscilla said...

This looks amazing. I love how delicious this looks!

misti said...

This is my first time to your blog...I love it! I back-read a few pages and must say, I'll be back for more!

Sharon said...

I've started making pork tenderloin more often, and I love this new version!

pigpigscorner said...

I love slow cooking. The meat is just so tender and moist!

Netts Nook said...

Katerine this PORK looks so tasty I can't wait to try it for myself the only way to go slow cooked.Love it.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Well, you had me until "pour cream of mushroom soup..." blech.

;)

Bridgett said...

Slow cooker recipes are just heavenly, arent they? This looks fabulous and full of flavor...just the way I like it!

jesse said...

Nonphotogenic? What are you talking about?!! This looks AMAZING!

AndreaLeigh said...

yum! I make a port tenderloin with red wine, soy sauce, teryaki, and spices that is delicious. this looks like it might be even better though!