Get an amazing dinner on the table easily with a Slow cooker Pork Loin!
This one-pot dinner not only saves time on busy fall evenings, it also boasts a rich, tangy sauce that gets a special twist from the spice of apple butter.
Feel-Good Food for Fall
Crisp mornings, cozy sweaters and a craving for comfort foods are all sure signs that autumn is in the air.
No fall menu is complete without hearty, homestyle dishes that evoke feelings of well-being and warmth, and there’s no better way to capture the flavors of fall than with the season’s signature ingredient – apples.
Serving up fall’s best feel-good foods doesn’t have to be hard.
One clever solution: apple butter. Made from apples slow-simmered in kettles of sugar, apple cider and spices, apple butter is more than just a spread.
It’s also a versatile ingredient that can enhance your favorite sweet and savory recipes.
I prefer to use Musselman’s Apple Butter, which lends a unique taste to main dishes and desserts alike.
Find more feel-good recipes for fall at musselmans.com.
Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Vegetables
- 2 pounds pork loin
- 1 large red onion
- 1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes
- 1 pound baby carrots
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup Musselman’s Apple Butter
- 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1 cup beef broth
Step 1: Place large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. (If using regular skillet, add 1 tablespoon oil.) Season pork loin with salt and pepper, and place in skillet.
Step 2: Sear pork loin on all sides to seal in juices, about 8-10 minutes.
Step 3: Peel onion and cut into large chunks. Cover bottom of large, 6-quart slow cooker with half the chopped onion, potatoes and carrots.
Step 4: Lay seared pork loin over top and surround with remaining vegetables.
Step 5: In small bowl, whisk together minced garlic, apple butter, mustard, soy sauce and broth. Pour mixture over pork and vegetables.
Step 6: Cover slow cooker and cook on low 8-10 hours or high 4-6 hours.
Step 7: Once potatoes are tender, cut tenderloin into thin slices and place on platter, surrounded by vegetables.
Step 8: Taste gravy, and season with salt and pepper, as needed, then pour gravy over pork and serve.
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