We live in a crazy busy world these days. I have noticed that a lot of people aren’t really cooking at home very much anymore. Are you looking for a super easy recipe that your family is going to love? Today I am sharing the best pork tenderloin recipe ever!
My husband and I recently had a big move. We moved from South Carolina to Florida. It wasn’t the smoothest and we ended up having to eat out most of our meals for close to 2 months! I never thought I would be happy to cook dinner at home. But there I was praying to cook and eat dinner at home!
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The Other White Meat
I will be the first to admit that I love my slow cooker! We received our pressure cooker from my mother-in-law as a Christmas gift a few years ago. I have never used it as a pressure cooker because it scares me a little! Lol. But I love the slow cooker feature in it! It has never burnt any of our meals and it has a “warming” feature when it is done cooking.
Pork, the other white meat! I am only sharing one recipe today but there are so many ways that you can prepare it. Apparently, you can prepare pork to be well-done or medium. I don’t know about you, but I always order and cook all my meat well-done. Please see below what the National Pork Board recommends. Yes, there is a National Pork Board!
*The National Pork Board recommends cooking pork chops, roasts, and tenderloins to an internal temperature between 145 degrees and 160 degrees. Click here for more Pork cooking times and instructions!
Sometimes ingredients scare me away. This recipe almost scared me away because there were a few that I kind of turned my nose to. I am so happy that I didn’t because they all work so well together!
So, the best pork tenderloin recipe comes from Trisha Yearwood. I do a few things differently and it still turns out pretty good! I do not brown it before putting it in the slow cooker. And I rub the spices on the pork tenderloin and then place it in the slow cooker. The browning part in the morning just seems to take too long! It has always turned out great still for me so I think you can do it either way.
I usually serve mashed potatoes along with a vegetable. You know you need something to put that gravy on! Lol. Make sure you pin this recipe on Pinterest or print it out to save it for later!
The Best Pork Tenderloin Recipe Ever: Trisha Yearwood’s
Time needed: 4 hours and 15 minutes
Trisha Yearwood’s Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin
• 2 & 1/2 to 3 lb. pork tenderloin, trimmed of all visible fat (you
can also use a pork loin, and get the same results)
• 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
• 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 2 cups chicken broth
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon soy sauce
• 3 tablespoons cornstarch
• salt and pepper, to taste
1. Season the pork loin lightly with salt. In a small bowl combine the garlic powder, ginger, dried thyme, and black pepper. Rub the seasoning over the surface of the pork loin.
2. In a skillet heat the oil and brown the pork loin on all sides. Transfer the pork to the crock pot. Combine the chicken broth, lemon juice, and soy sauce; pour over the pork loin.
3. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours, or on high for 4 to 5. (Instapot cook on Meat setting for 45 minutes, with a 15 minute release)
4. After cooking, transfer the roast to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
5. To make the gravy, pour the liquid from the crock pot into a measuring cup. Skim off the fat. Measure two cups of the liquid, adding water if needed. Transfer to a sauce pan reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid.
6. Stir the cornstarch into the reserved liquid, then stir into the liquid in the sauce pan. Heat, stirring
frequently, until the gravy is thick and bubbly. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if needed. Serve the roast with the gravy.
We always have a lot of leftovers. I typically am not a leftovers kind of girl! Are you? But we will eat this a few different ways for leftovers.
My favorite is on a sandwich. I like to add a slice of cheese and a little salt, my husband always adds some mayo to his. He toasts his bread and I like mine untoasted! It is super yummy!
Another possibility is to shred it and add some BBQ sauce and make pulled pork sandwiches. We have also done this, and it works well even with the spices that are already on it.
Did you ever jump on the pressure cooker or Instapot bandwagon? I highly recommend them for use as a slow cooker! Please let me know if you use this recipe and what you think of it! BTW if you are looking for another great recipe check out my banana bread! Click here to read: The Best Banana Bread Recipe