Nothing is better than opening your door after a long day of (insert what you do all day here), and being greeted by the smell of slow-cooked cherry pork tenderloin wafting to your nose. All you have to do is shimmy into the kitchen, open the Crock Pot and scoop it out – what a way to end the day!
The Crock Pot is perfect for busy days when you don’t have time to spend time cooking a meal. Plus, after you eat, you only have a single dish to clean – score! This recipe combines pork with cherries and all those yummy winter spices – cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves for a delicious, simple and healthy main dish perfect for winter that everyone will love.
- 3-4 pound pork tenderloin (can also use roast or butt)
- salt and pepper
- 1-2 pounds frozen cherries (or cranberries)
- 2 tsp ground cloves
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground nutmeg
- zest of one orange
- 1/4 cup of honey
- Generously season pork with salt and pepper and put in crockpot
- In a large bowl, combine the cranberries/cherries, spices, orange zest, and honey. Mix well. Pour this around the pork.
- Cook on low for 8 hours.
- 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 crockpot.
Per 3 oz serving (makes about 16): Calories 167, Carbs 12g, Fat 3g, Prot 21g, Fiber 1g, Sugar 10g