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Balsamic Pork Tenderloin in a Crock-Pot (with a Crock-Top)

August 27, 2018

And sometimes it’s fun to get your hubby in on the wellness journey with you - even if that means putting him in front of the camera. Luckily he’s anything but camera-shy ;-).

 

It’s easy to get bored with the same dinner routine week to week. We sometimes get in a rut of ordering the same types of food items from Fresh Direct (especially when we’re limited on time), so it’s fun to mix it up - even if that means using a completely different marinade over the same piece of chicken. This time, we decided to try a completely different meat as well (we love pork but never really think to buy it for a home-cooked meal). Pork tenderloin is a very lean meat choice. It’s a great source of vitamin B and is one of the best natural sources.

 

Here’s a delicious, healthy recipe that basically cooks itself in a Crock-Pot - just make sure you have time to prep a few hours before eating.

 

 

Balsamic Pork Tenderloin in a Crock-Pot:

 

Serves: 5 (each serving includes about 5 oz of pork plus sauce - pork does shrink a bit when cooked)  

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 1/2 - 3 hours on high heat or 5 1/2 - 6 hours on low heat

Difficulty Level: SOOO EASY

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ lbs boneless pork tenderloin

  • 1 cup onions, chopped

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 Tbsp fresh garlic cloves, chopped

  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes

 

Directions:

 

  1. Chop onions into medium-sized pieces.

  2. Place pork tenderloin into Crock-Pot. Sprinkle onions over the top and around the pork.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together all remaining ingredients. Pour the mixture over the pork and set the timer on the Crock-Pot for 2 ½ - 3 hours on High or cook on Low heat for 5 ½ - 6 hours. The cook time may vary depending on your Crock-Pot, so you can check the consistency of the pork on the lower end of the timeframe, based on your heat setting.

  4. Once the pork has cooked, remove from the Crock-Pot onto a cutting board. Cut pork into thin slices. Pour about ½ or the entire cup of the sauce including onions over the pork (can use any leftover sauce mashed into a baked potato or over leftover chicken for another meal).

 

Enjoy! Would love to see you try out the recipe and post photos/videos!

 

xx,

Melanie (and Greg)

 

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