Crock Pot Garlic-Onion Pork Tenderloin

I’ve been trying to explore at least one new recipe every week.  With  RJJ in town this week, I decided to go for a new crock pot pork tenderloin recipe – easy, little fuss, and man approved.  I planned it for Thursday night’s dinner, but as I was about to leave for work, I realized that I had completely forgotten to do all the prep work and get it ready.  Fortunately, wonderful guy that he is, RJJ volunteered to put it all together since he would be working from home all day.  Although I was hesitant to give him that much responsibility, I figured he couldn’t screw this up right?  Just chop some onion, clean the pork, measure a few ingredients, and throw it all in the pot.

I went to work, and when I came home, I was welcomed by the onion-y, garlicky aroma of the pork wafting from the kitchen.   I asked RJJ if he had found all the ingredients and had any problems.   Since I had not heard from him all afternoon, I assumed everything was fine.  The look on his face said otherwise.  He said he couldn’t find the beef broth, so he used chicken broth instead.  But I showed him that the beef broth was actually touching the chicken broth in the fridge.  Nope, he didn’t even think to look in the fridge, instead, he used the chicken broth in the cupboard I had planned to use in a soup this week.   He was so close!  But no matter, the pork ended up delicious anyway!  Juicy, tender, garlicky – it was perfect.

Recipe for Crock Pot Garlic-Onion Pork Tenderloin:

pork tenderloin (I tend to buy the cheaper piece, and clean up some of the fat myself)
1 cup low-sodium beef broth (most likely any type of broth will do)
1/2 cup white wine (use a dry or semi-dry)
3 T garlic, minced
3 T soy sauce (I use low-sodium)
8 T dried onion
1 T onion powder
1/4 t pepper

Cut tenderloin in half.  Cook four hours on low in the crock pot, turning meat halfway through.  Serve with cooking liquid.


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