Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pork Tenderloin In The Slow Cooker

Okay, I know I said I wasn't going to post again until next week, but a few of you commented on my having pork tenderloin for Christmas Eve dinner and I thought "duh, I should have posted the recipe!", so here it is! :)


2 tbsp. olive oil
2 lbs. pork tenderloin
caraway seeds
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 small yellow onions, quartered
6 small/medium size red or yellow potatoes, cut in half
8 grinds of black pepper
1/2 cup beef stock
1 - 27oz. can sauerkraut, drained

In a large skillet over medium high heat warm the oil until hot. Add the pork and cook on all sides until browned, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to slow cooker.
Tuck the onions around pork, then sprinkle with the caraway seeds and garlic. Top with potato halves. Sprinkle with pepper. Pour in beef stock. Cover with sauerkraut.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. (Discard onions; serve only pork, potatoes, and sauerkraut.)

This recipe is easily doubled, which is what I do since there will be 4 adults (3 of them big men) and 1 kid eating from this, and I will use my 6 quart slow cooker. Make sure that you use the proper size slow cooker; it must be at least halfway full to properly cook the food. Once again, Merry Christmas and...

Happy eating!


  1. That sounds wonderful! What a great idea to use your slow cooker on Christmas day! I have been trying to decide what to make and now I think whatever it is I will be using my slow cooker, how perfect :)
    I hope you have a Wonderful Christmas :)

  2. If only I had some pork loin! This would be a perfect recipe for our New Year's Day meal. Sounds delicious!

  3. I'm glad you posted the recipe! I was going to ask you to do it after Christmas but you "beat me to the punch" so to speak. it sounds incredibly easy but scrumptiously delicious!

    Merry Christmas!


  4. Oo I need to make this. I love slow cooker recipes.

  5. Crockpot makes so delicious dishes. Your recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)