Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin
This slow cooker pork tenderloin is cooked with warm spices such as cinnamon and Allspice and is slightly sweetened with fresh apples and apple jelly. Serve with rice and a green veggie to round out the meal. An easy crock pot dinner your whole family will enjoy!
Servings 6 people
- 2 lb. pork tenderloins
- 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. Allspice
- 1 pinch salt and pepper
- 1 (13 oz.) jar Apple Jelly or Apple Butter
- 3 large green apples
- 1 cup water
- Cooking spray
- 1/4 cup honey (optional)
Combine the cinnamon, allspice, salt and pepper and rub all over the pork tenderloins.
Coat the slow cooker with cooking spray. Place the pork in and pour the apple jelly over the pork. Add in honey at this point too, if desired.
Lay the sliced apples on top of and around the pork, and pour in 1 cup water. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until tender.
Cook until a meat thermometer inserted in the largest part of the tenderloins reads 145° F. Serve with veggies and rice pilaf or mashed potatoes.
Optional pro tip step:
Sear the pork tenderloin before placing in slow cooker. When the meat is seared, it allows for more complex flavors to be released when meat is cooking.
Season the pork tenderloins on all sides with the cinnamon, allspice, salt and pepper. Cut the pork tenderloins in half if needed to fit into your slow cooker.
Sear the pork on the stove in a frying pan for 5-6 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
Serving: 1serving (no rice) | Calories: 261kcal | Protein: 32.1g