Hello from Ohio!
Life is good! The family is good! The FOOD is good!
I’ve got to tell you — my mom is a phenomenal cook. She taught me everything I know.
Growing up in the heartland with two older brothers who played football and basketball, my mom had some BIG mouths to feed. And when I’m home, I love to watch the master at work, and take note!
And this recipe is one of her FIVE STAR staples! Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin!
Melt in your mouth tenderloin smothered with succulent, juicy gravy!
The best part of this recipe is its EASE! You throw everything into the slow cooker, set it and forget it! So you can be running around wrapping presents, decorating the tree, getting last minute shopping done, and when you come home, you have a phenomenal meal literally ready to be served. It is so convenient, especially for this time of year!
I have such fond memories of this amazing meal growing up. We’d have it over potatoes, egg noodles, rice. The best, was the egg noodles, IMHO, but potatoes are the classic. But however you eat it, I promise you will be licking the plate!
(They don’t call Ohio “meat n’ potatoes” country for nothin’!)
And this fabulous dish is Gluten Free and Paleo!
Here’s What You Need: (Serves 6-8)
1 3-4 lb pork tenderloin
1 cup beef broth
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup tamari (or soy sauce, or coconut aminos)
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp cornstarch
5 baby bella mushrooms: sliced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp oil (or butter — but butter is not Dairy Free!)
potatoes, egg noodles, or rice — enough for the number of people eating (SCD/paleo version: over cauliflower rice!)
Measuring spoons and cups
Nonstick frying pan
Small mixing bowl
Place your pork tenderloin in the slow cooker. In a small mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients (except the cornstrarch), and whisk together. Pour over the roast.
Cook on low for 10-12 hours for a decadently tender texture, or on high or 6-8 hours if you’re in a rush.
Before serving, ladle out about 1/4 cup of the juice in the slow cooker, and strain into a measuring cup. Whisk in 2 tsp of cornstarch, and then add enough juice to make one cup.
Microwave this mixture – or heat over the stove – for 30 seconds and whisk again. Drizzle the sauce over the meat prior to serving.
Also, right before serving, saute your onions in about 2 Tbsp EVOO, salt and pepper, until they become translucent – about 3 minutes. Then, add in your mushrooms and garlic, and let them cook for about 4 more minutes. Serve over top of the meat.
To plate, top your noodles, rice, potatoes or sandwich with the meat and juice, and mushroom mixture!
This meal is absolutely as decadant and delicious as it looks.
The midwest is known for meat and potatoes, and this is the Mama BBB version that, let me tell ya – is a show stopper!
The best part, is how EASY it is. The motto for slow cookers is “set it and forget it!” So literally throw this baby in in the morning, and by dinner time you’ll have one heck of a meal waiting for you.
And bonus: all day your house will have the fabulous aroma of a home cooked meal!
When I say this meat melts in your mouth like butter, I mean it.
We’re talking, falling apart, tender, bursting with flavor and so juicy you’re going to need all the carbs you can get to soak up every succulent drop.
Have an amazing night, and I’ll talk to you tomorrow!
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47 responses to “Mouth Watering Pork Tenderloin!”
That food looks amazing.
What’s your favorite flavor of Greaters? I ♥️ the raspberry chocolate chunck.
Thank you so much!! oh my gosh – i’m a peanut butter chip gal myself! by my family is definitely on the black raspberry train! (along with Oprah and Justin Timberlake 😉 hehe ) Hugs and love xox
Wow, yes please! This dish looks so delicious, Caralyn. And so nice that you can cook with your bestie too! Be safe guys. 😎🙏🏻
hahah thank you so much John! I know – i am just loving being able to spend time together with my mom in the kitchen! it’s our favorite place 🙂 hehe Hugs and love xox
I burned a frozen gluten free pizza yesterday.
Still waiting on my airlift. Please add the pork recipe to it
hahah – oh no!! not burned pizza! i’m sorry about that. sure thing – adding the pork to the growing list 🙂 haha thanks for stopping by!! Have a great night! Hugs and love xox
I’m always looking for something new to cook, and this is one of those things I’ll be making real soon. Thank you for posting. Be Blessed Always.
Oh good! I’m so glad! Thanks Julia! It really is SO easy and absolutely BURSTING with flavor!! Happy cooking! Hugs and love xox
That’s enough to make anyone so hungry . Merry Christmas, Beauty
Hahah thanks Larry – this was a real treat! Hugs and love xox
Yum! So glad you got to go home! Faith over fear! God bless you all!
Aww thank you Ryan! Yes! Faith over fear for sure!!! God bless you and yours as well! Hugs and love xox
Oh my goodness, looks delicious…
Thanks so much David! Hugs and love xox
Wow it looks so good I think gain two pounds in the time that it took me to scroll threw all the pictures
Thank you so much Sandyman! Hahah you’re too funny! I promise, it’s healthy!! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
That food is good and you so beautiful I great post thank you so much
thank you so much! Hugs and love xox
😀 Yeah right, Mom always teaches us. Nice to meet Aunt!. Beautiful Post!😊🤗
Moms are always right! thanks Amit! Hugs and love xox
“6-8 hours if you’re in a rush” … that cracked me up for some reason…
this does look awesome, I soooo have neglected my slow cooker (I got so used to one pan quick cooking, I blame Rachel Ray ;0 )… thanks.
hahahha thanks David — yeah, quite the “rush!!” me too! i have to dust mine off when i get back to the city! i think it’s been…literally 8 years!!!! hahah Hugs and love xox
I was a vegetarian for many years, but when I moved back to Michigan, I decided to eat meat again (mostly to make it easier for my family). I soon discovered (or remembered) that I loved meat, especially bacon. I call Detroit the City of Pork, because even is you order a bbq chicken sandwich, it usually comes with bacon! I also discovered slow cooking since I moved here, and will try this recipe. I hope you have a blessed Christmas with your family, Caralyn. Thanks for sharing your mom’s recipe.
Hi Madeline, than you for sharing that! Yes, I definitely understand that – it is certainly much easier when you incorporate other protein sources when you’re feeding a family (or a boyfriend! haha) Oh gosh – yes! Those are familiar and beloved flavors! haha nice! thank you, friend. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well! Hugs and love xox
I am writing this down and tucking it away to use. I love that this recipe has no nightshades. Here in Colorado it seems as if ALL meat recipes must contain peppers and tomatoes in some form or fashion. Thank you!
Hi Melissa! oh yes – definitely file this one away – it is a keeper!!! oh really?! that is so interesting! i will have to try that – sound delicious! Hugs and love xox
This looks amazing! Can’t wait to give it a try!
thank you so much Jessica! i hope you enjoy it!! so glad you stopped by! have a lovely evening! Hugs and love xox
Recipe looks great! Glad you can see your family again!
thank you so much!! yes! i am so glad to be back home with my loved ones! have a great night! Hugs and love xox
My mouth always waters when I see the recipes you share, but this one might be my favorite. It looks and sounds SO good and it’s a ‘throw it and leave it’ meal. I love those.
hahah that’s so kind of you to say! thank you so much! yeah – this one is definitely a crowd pleaser! Hugs and love xox
I’m gonna have to try it for my little crowd.
awesome!! i hope you enjoy!!!
Did I just drool on my phone. 😲😲😲
Hahah you’re too funny! Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
Merry Christmas, enjoy your family. We are picking up my middle daughter, and son in law at airport tonight. Very excited. They moved to Tennessee in Jan.
Thank you again! That’s so exciting! I hope you all have a wonderful time! Hugs and love xox
That looks wonderful! From the land of Oz, also “meat and potatoes country”, Merry Christmas!
Hah thank you so much Shauna!! And merry Christmas to you too! Hugs and love xox
This looks SO GOOD! I have all the ingredients – tomorrow is Pork Tenderloin day <3
Thank you! Haha yes! Hope you enjoy! Hugs and love xox
Omg, this looks absolutely delicious! Think I need to give this recipe a try! 🙂 I just came across your blog through the reader field here on WordPress and I really like it. Your writing seem so raw, honest and authentic, which I applaud you for! 🙂 Hope you’ve had a great christmas! <3
Thank you Rebecca! it really was quite spectacular! Hugs and love xox
Oh yum. Pork Tenderloin is one of my grandpa’s favorites. It’s one of mine’s too.
Yummy.. I tried them too recently. The choice of bread 🍞 is important 💕😊yummy in tummy food
Thanks! You’re right. It really is!! Hugs and love xox