Simple Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables, bathed in a rich tangy gravy. A perfect family meal any day of the week!
We eat a lot of chicken and fish in our house, with the occasional grilled steak on the weekend.
Yet one protein I feel often gets sadly overlooked, is good ol’ pork. In the summer I tend to grill whole pork tenderloin and serve it with salad. However, the rest of the year I almost forget it exists. What a shame.
I’m trying to remedy the pork-less rut this spring, by cooking some of my favorite pork laden comfort foods.
Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables is an old classic I’ve made for years, just not as often as I would like.
It’s extremely simple to make, with just one whole pork tenderloin, a few veggies, and a simple pour-over sauce that turns into a rich savory-sweet gravy while cooking. What’s not to love?
To make Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables, sear a large pork loin in a skillet to seal in the juices and create a crust.
Then load up a 6 quart slow cooker with chopped onions, baby new potatoes, and baby carrots… And the pork tenderloin.
Whisk together minced garlic, dijon mustard, soy sauce, beef broth, and a surprise ingredient, Musselman’s Apple Butter for a thick zesty sauce with a touch of sweetness.
I love sneaking apple butter into unexpected places. It provided depth and richness, that turned an ordinary recipe into something special.
Cover the crock pot and let it simmer for several hours. You’ll know when it’s done, when the potatoes are fork-tender.
What Is The Difference Between Pork Loin And Pork Tenderloin?
Although they sound alike Pork Loin and Pork Tenderloin come from different parts of a the pig.
A pork loin is larger and often tougher cut of meat that usually needs to be cooked for a much longer period of time.
However pork tenderloin is long and narrow, so it cooks much faster than pork loin. It’s great for grilling! Yet make sure not to over cook it because it dries out quickly.
Fortunately, in this recipe the crock pot makes it possible to use either pork tenderloin or pork loin.
This Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables recipe is a true crowd-pleaser. It’s a sure-bet with the most stark meat-and-potato eaters, and fills the kitchen with a marvelous aroma that wafts over you as you walk in the door after a long day.
Give it a try!
Musselman’s Apple Butter is now made without High Fructose Corn Syrup. Look for more sweet and savory apple-icious recipes here!
Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables
Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:4+ hours
Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables – an easy slow cooker pork loin recipe with potatoes, carrots, onions, and herbs in a rich tangy gravy.
- 1 1/2 – 2 pounds pork tenderloin
- 1 1/2 pounds baby new potatoes
- 1 pound baby carrots
- 1 large red onion, peeled and cut into large chunks
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup Musselman’s Apple Butter
- 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 cup beef broth
- Salt and pepper
- Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, season the pork tendrloin with salt and pepper and lay it in the skillet. Sear the pork loin on all sides to seal in the juices, about 8-10 minutes total. (If using a regular skillet, add 1 tablespoon oil.)
- Cover the bottom of a large 6 quart crock pot with the chopped onions, baby potatoes, and carrots. Lay the seared pork loin over the top and surround it with the remaining vegetables.
- In a small bowl, whisk the minced garlic, Musselman’s Apple Butter, dijon mustard, soy sauce, and broth together. Pour the mixture over the pork and vegetables.
- Cover the crock pot and turn on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 2-4 hours. Once the potatoes are tender, dinner is ready. Cut the tenderloin into thin slices and place on a platter, surrounded by vegetables. Taste the gravy, and season with salt and pepper as needed. Then pour the gravy over the pork and serve.
If you want to use a thicker pork loin, instead of tenderloin, cook on low for 10-12 hours, or on high for 5-6 hours.
Yield: 4-6 servings, Serving Size: 1/6th recipe
- Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 349 Calories
- Total Fat: 5.3g
- Saturated Fat: 1.6g
- Cholesterol: 83mg
- Sodium: 1192mg
- Carbohydrates: 39.9g
- Fiber: 4.7g
- Sugar: 15.3g
- Protein: 34.8g
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Musselman’s Apple Butter. All opinions are my own.