crock pot is basically the greatest invention ever for the working woman. Throw a bunch of stuff in there, crank it up and dinner is ready when you walk in the door. Viola! It's a bit of magic in the kitchen.
I recently got my hands on two pork tenderloins that were ideal for my 1.5-quart slow cooker. I knew it wouldn't be enough for a meal, so I added the apple and onion. It also served to keep the meat moist while it cooked with the balsamic sauce. The end result was a flavorful, healthy dinner that was perfect when paired with steamed green beans. Protein and flavor with a side of veggies, all with minimal effort, makes me a happy and no-longer-hungry gal.
Crockpot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin Recipe
2 small pork tenderloins
1 small sliced onion
1 small apple, cored and sliced
1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/3 cup chicken stock
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon honey
1/2 Tablespoon sriracha sauce
Place the tenderloins in the bottom of the crock pot and top with apples and onions. Mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl until combine, then pour over the pork, apples and onions. Set the slow cooker on low for seven hours.
Remove the pork tenderloins and slice, then serve with apples, onions and a splash of the drippings.