If you like pork tenderloin, it's time you try boneless pork loin. Consider it tenderloin's larger, equally mild cousin. It's the star of this super-simple cozy dinner, in which the slow cooker does all the work to create juicy pork loin with a side of thick-cut carrots and baby red potatoes. Plus, you'll love the sweet and tangy sauce that brings it all together.
A Pork Loin Drop Dinner in the Slow Cooker
Save for cutting up some carrots and potatoes and mixing up a simple sauce, this recipe skips the upfront prep work. There's no need to sear the pork first — just nestle it over the vegetables in the slow cooker, generously season with salt and pepper, and blanket it with a honey-balsamic sauce. Then, all it needs is time.
Slow Cooker Pork Loin
Serves 4 to 6
Prep time: 5 minutes ; cooking time: 3 hours to 6 hours
baby red potatoes, halved
carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
(2- to 3-pound) boneless pork loin
Freshly ground pepper
low-sodium chicken broth
Place the potatoes and carrots in the bottom of a 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Generously season the pork loin all over with salt and pepper. Place in the slow cooker on top of the vegetables.
Place the honey, vinegar, broth, and cornstarch in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour over the pork loin.
Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the middle of the pork loin registers 155°F, 5 to 6 hours on the LOW setting or 3 to 3 1/2 hours on the high setting. Slice the pork loin and serve with the vegetables and sauce.
Storage: Leftovers will keep in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.