For his birthday dinner, Caleb requested pork tenderloin. My go-to pork recipe is this cranberry-dijon pork roast, but Caleb wanted an apple-flavored pork rather than the cranberry. This recipe is what I came up with, and Caleb loved how flavorful it was. I hadn't made a crockpot dinner in a while and my love for my crockpot has been renewed. I had forgotten how nice it is to throw a few ingredients together in the morning and then forget about dinner and let the crockpot do its magic...and make our house smell wonderful in the meantime!
Onion-Apple Pork Tenderloin
1 boneless pork loin (1.5 - 2 lbs)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 envelope Lipton onion soup mix
2 Tbsp firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
salt and freshly ground pepper
Spray the inside of a crockpot with cooking spray. Place pork loin in crockpot. In small bowl, combine olive oil, soup mix, brown sugar, apple juice, applesauce, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine well. Pour mixture over the pork loin in crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Slice or shred pork before serving. Ladle juice into small bowl to serve on top of meat. Serves 2-4.