You are probably wondering what recipe has these two ingredients, plus soy sauce, garlic and ground pepper?
I’ll give you a hint. Can you tell what this is?
My sister, who loves using her crock pot, found this great pork tenderloin recipe that you just let sit in the crock pot for a few hours. (She’s been cooking more than me lately) It could have been love at first site. OK, not really, but I love pork tenderloin and I love using my crock pot.
Ingredients: 1 2-lb pork tenderloin, 1 1-oz envelope of dry onion soup mix, 1 cup water, 3/4 cup red wine, 3 tbsp minced garlic, 3 tbsp soy sauce, freshly ground black pepper
Directions: Place pork tenderloin in a slow cooker with the contents of the soup packet. Pour water, wine, and soy sauce over the top, turning the pork to coat. Carefully spread garlic over the pork, leaving as much on top of the roast during cooking as possible. Sprinkle with pepper, cover, and cook on low setting for 4 hours. Serve with cooking liquid on the side as au jus.
I also made these garlic and rosemary potatoes to go with it, plus a bag of frozen veggies.
Thoughts: I put this in the slow cooker pre work to have for dinner that night with a friend. The meat was incredibly tender, much like the chicken crock pot recipe. My only complaint was that I felt like the soy sauce was overpowering. My sister said she used a 3-lb roast and it was perfect.
I failed at taking pictures of the final meal, but I shared it with my best Tallahassee friend, who agreed with me on the soy sauce. But that didn’t stop him from going back for seconds. 🙂 It’s definitely a keeper, but I’d say it needs some tweaking.