Crockpot Pork Loin

10 Mar

I know it has been quite some time since I made a post but my iphone was stolen and I had no phone (which means no camera) for the past month plus the boyfriend and I are taking this online class that has been great, but time consuming…But, I still have been eating dinner and this crockpot pork loin is one of those meals that I am definitely making again!

Pork loin is a big hunk of meat. Like, you’re best off buying it at Costco (it is much cheaper here than if you buy a small loin at the regular grocery store). So the other day, boyfriend and I had a friend take us to Costco and we bought ridiculous amounts of food that will last forever in our freezer – talipa fillets, a huge hunk of pork loin, Clamato (for all those micheladas – this one doesn’t go in the freezer though), and a ton of frozen fruit for the breakfast smoothies we have in the mornings. Boyfriend butchered this pork loin into a 2 good chunks of pork loin and many, many pork chops.

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This pork loin made me love my crockpot. Especially because about two weeks prior, I had tried to make the same recipe but didn’t fully click the crockpot on so came home to cold, raw pork in the crockpot. I was very disheartened at the waste of the meat and the lack of dinner that night so it took me a few weeks before I could re-attempt this recipe. But goodness. It’s almost to re-up on pork at Costco because I want to make this again!

Ingredients:
– Pork loin (probably 2-3 pounds…because the boyfriend butchered it, it is hard to know exactly how big it was)
– Half an onion (not chopped – just leave it)
– 3 garlic cloves, whole
– Salt and pepper
– Garlic powder
– Onion powder
– Parsley
– Oregano
– Cayenne pepper
– Chicken broth (enough to fill your crock pot – for me, this was 4 cups)

Directions:
1. Mix together all your spices to become a dry rub for your pork loin – salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Then, rub this all over your pork loin.

2. In a heavy bottomed pan (I used my dutch oven), heat up the oil of your choice. On high heat, sear all sides and edges of the pork loin until the dry rub creates a nice crust on the meat.

3. Then, add the onion, garlic, and pork loin to your crock pot. Fill with chicken broth and set your crock pot on low.

4. I left this in the crock pot for about 12 hours. I made it at 6am before I went to work, came home and checked on it, shredded it, and then left it in the crock pot until dinnertime around 6pm. After about 8 hours, the pork should just pull apart with a fork — it is that tender. You could probably eat it at that point, but I thought I had boyfriend shred it and then kept it in the crock pot so that literally each bite of pork loin was juicy and flavorful. Sooooo good!

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I served ours with the delectable butternut squash mash, half an avocado, and oven roasted brussel sprouts. I am starving now that I have wrote about this….

The best part? It makes enough for dinner, for lunch the next day, for lunch the day after that, and breakfast tacos that I will write about soon!

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The Boyfriend Rates It:4

This pork loin was delicious and juicy. Having 12hrs to cook it really made it fall of your fork tender and shredding it for the last 3-4 hrs really lets the broth soak into each piece.

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2 Responses to “Crockpot Pork Loin”

  1. Johnc43 May 21, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

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