This may be the easiest meal in the world to prep!
I like to buy pre-seasoned pork tenderloin for this, just because the peppercorn one is so delicious, but any pork tenderloin will work, of course.
For our family, it takes two tenderloins, which makes this meal not-so-cheap, but it still costs less than eating out or even ordering take-out. And since I can pop it in early in the day and go about my homeschooling and chore routine knowing that dinner will be amazing, what’s not to love?
To fit two tenderloins in the crock pot nicely, you may need to cut them both in half. (Gasp - I know!)
Add a bit of water to the pot so that they stay nice and moist. If adding seasoning, go ahead and do that when you put into the pot. If using pre-seasoned, no seasoning is necessary, of course.
I cook mine on low for several hours, and when tender, just after lunch, I throw in a couple pounds of washed, bite-size cuts of new or red potatoes, and maybe a few carrots, along with some salt and pepper. I usually turn the heat setting to HIGH at this point since the pot is so full and I need everything done in a few hours.
If you add the tenderloin, potatoes, and carrots to the pot all at the same time in the morning before you leave for work or school, it will still turn out great.
Either way, enjoy!
Savory Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker
- 1 or 2 pork tenderloins (seasoned or unseasoned)
- 2 pounds potatoes
- 1 pound baby carrots
- salt, pepper
- Slice tenderloin in half to fit in crock pot if necessary.
- Add about 2 cups water to keep tenderloin moist.
- Cook on LOW for about 5 hours, then add potatoes and carrots.
- Adjust heat setting to high and continue cooking until done.
- Serve with your favorite bread, cornbread, dinner rolls, or biscuits.
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