It is an absolutely delicious and incredibly nutritious dish, and requires only a small amount of prep-time.
It can be Paleo/Primal or NON depending on your preference and substitutions.
This can be made by other methods, but honestly I find the slow-cooker method the easiest and that it give the moistest end-product.
As always, feel free to comment below with your ideas & tweaks. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Sweet and Delicious Pork Tenderloin
For this recipe you will need the following ingredients.
1.5-3 lbs of Pork Tenderloin (preferably from pastured pork).
2-3 Tbsp of coconut oil or Pastured butter.
1-3 tsp of cinnamon
2-3 large apples (organic w/ skin on – washed).
1-2 medium red onions (peeled & chopped).
(optional one or the other) 1-3 tsp (organic, raw honey) OR 1 large apple (organic, peeled & pureed into applesauce) (conversely use unsweetened organic applesauce about 3-4 Tbsp).
Unlike many other slow-cooked items, I prefer this one to be at least partially thawed. The reason is that I like to sear it in a pan first to seal in the juices and brown the outside.
1) Heat frying pan with 2 Tbsp coconut oil or Pastured butter and then sear the tenderloin in the pan browning both sides over medium heat. Sear for about 2-3 minutes per side or until the meat is lightly browned on the surface.
2) Once the tenderloin is browned, use a sharp knife to slice along one side every 2-3 inches or so. Cut the apple (s) into thin slices with the core removed and then place a single apple slice into each slice in the meat.
3) Turn the slow-cooker on high and put about 1-2 Tbsp coconut oil or Pastured butter in it – once melted turn slow cooker down to low. Put about 1/2-1 cup of water in the slow cooker.
Optionally, you could also add in 1-2 cups of real bone broth (here).
4) Place the tenderloin in the center of the slow cooker. Pour the rest of the sliced apples and chopped onions over the meat and into the slow cooker.
5) Sprinkle the cinnamon over the meat and the apple slices.
6) Drizzle the honey or applesauce over the meat as well.
Cook on low for around 10-14 hours minimum, or on high for 6-8 hours.
Quick tip – This recipe could goe awesome with my hearty yucca root (here).
I hope you enjoy this recipe.
As always, please share it with your friends & leave your comments below with any tweaks that you found useful!
Have a great day!
Till next time!