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“You can’t put pork tenderloin in the crock pot!” Exclaimed a disbelieving friend, “It’s too good to put in the slow cooker!”
She wasn’t the first one to tell me that and we had some pork tenderloin and I wanted to try a new recipe and well…let’s just face it…if you tell me no I’m tempted to do the opposite so we had pork tenderloin in the crock pot! Inspired by a Costa Rican recipe the spices seem a weird combination but worked well and it was a hit at my house.
- 1 T cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 1 t instant coffee
- 1/2 t cinnamon, ground
- 1 lb. (16 oz) pork tenderloin
- Olive oil
- Optional: chili powder
- Mix the first three ingredients together in a bowl. (I used a long deep plate.)
- Heat up a frying pan and pour a little olive oil on the pork tenderloin and then coat it with the mix.
- Sear the tenderloin on all sides in the pan.
- Place in the crock pot.
- Add 1 cup of water.
- Cook on low about 5-6 hours or high 2-3.
- Slice and serve with couscous, potatoes or just veggies.
Yup, it was delicious and sure you could do it in the oven but if you want a new pork recipe for the slow cooker, this rocked!
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