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Working Woman Turns To Crock Pot For Help

100_9433It was my niece’s husband who posted on Facebook a dish he wanted her to cook some day.  I don’t know the origin but as I clicked on the link I found this recipe for a slow cooked pork tenderloin he posted to her rather intriguing.

Having a nine to five job now, I’m always on the look out for those meals that can be ready soon after you get home.  Using a crock100_9434 pot, meals are ready WHEN you get home.  That was the case today as all the ingredients were already lined up in the fridge and pantry this morning without even having to go shopping.  We were somehow destined to eat well tonight. This wonderful and incredibly easy recipe consisted of the following seven ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  3-4 lb. pork loin
  • 2 tablespoons dried or minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 heaping tablespoon whole grain mustard

100_9432Put the olive oil in the bottom of a 5 quart crock pot and place the tenderloin fat side up on top of the oil.  In a  bowl combine the 100_9438next five ingredients and stir them together.  Pour this mixture on top of the 100_9436tenderloin, set the heat on LOW, put the lid on and go about your business for the next 8 or 9 hours.  When you get back home the house will smell like someone has been slaving away in the kitchen for hours when really it’ was only the crock pot working hard all day for you.

100_9437100_9440Pork is not for every one  but for us it sure was tender and tasty.   I hope to try this 100_9441method on a nice chuck roast or bottom round roast some day.  Either way the crock pot is soon to become my new go-to buddy for meals that are ready when I get home. 100_9445100_9448



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