Crock-Pot Cherry Pork Tenderloin

January 18, 2017 8:05 pm Written by

A pork roast bathed in cherries, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, orange zest and honey slow roasting in a Crock-Pot. Can you smell it?! It’s an amazing smell, I promise you.

Pork is a great alternative to chicken and beef, the normal meat staples in most families.  And, nothing says “I need a great meal tonight but don’t have time!” like the Crock-Pot! This healthy main dish is perfect for a busy family. The recipe is really simple, and the pork comes out super moist and flavorful. Plus, you put it on in the morning and forget about it. Then,  8 hours later, Voila! You have an amazing dinner made!

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 pound pork tenderloin (can also use roast or butt)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1-2 pounds frozen cherries
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/4 cup of honey

Preparation:

  1. Generously season pork with salt and pepper and put in Crock-Pot
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cherries, spices, orange zest, and honey. Mix well. Pour this around the pork.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Once there’s about half an hour left on the timer, shred up the pork to get the juice mixed throughout and put back into the Crock-Pot.
  5. Serve (on it’s own, or in tortillas)

Nutrition Facts:  

Per 3 oz serving (makes about 16):  Calories 167, Carbs 12g, Fat 3g, Prot 21g, Fiber 1g, Sugar 10g

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