Pork tenderloin is often an overlooked cut of meat; some people think it doesn't have enough fat to be flavorful. But these people have clearly never tried any one of these eight slow-cooker recipes before. Balsamic vinegar and honey? Yes. Bacon-wrapped? YES. And do not be deterred by the slow cooker just because it's spring now -- it's always pork season around these parts.
This recipe can be easily duplicated for a slow cooker. The tenderloin gets great flavor and kick from a spice rub that includes chili powder, garlic, ginger, paprika, brown sugar, and Creole seasoning. All it takes is about four hours. Check out the recipe here.
Scroll to the bottom of the recipe for the slow-cooker version of this dish. And don't forget to make the "mojo sauce," a marinade of cilantro, orange & lime juice, jalapeños, and olive oil. Think Cuban pesto. The recipe's here.
Searing the pork on all sides in a pan before putting it in the slow cooker adds a lot of flavor depth. This recipe also calls for making gravy from the leftover sauce by adding a little cornstarch. You don't have to, but why not have gravy, when you CAN have gravy? Check it out right here.
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