Growing up in Kentucky, we ate a lot of pork. Whether it was bacon, chops or tenderloin, I loved it. My mother was always a healthy cook and considered pork “the other white meat”, and pork tenderloin was one of her favorite things to make.
When you’re looking for a healthy recipe that basically cooks itself, turn no farther than this dish. Just pull out your slow cooker, quickly sear the pork, and place everything in the pot. While you’re running errands, playing with the kids or helping them with their homework, this meal will do all the cooking for you.
We used these to make this recipe_
Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Sauerkraut
- 1 Tsp kosher salt
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 2 Pork Tenderloins (about 1 lb. each), trimmed of any fat and silver skin
- 3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced in eighths (I use an apple corer)
- 1/2 Cup apple cider
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 16 oz Sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
- Heat the oil in a large saute pan over high heat.
- Season the pork with 1 teaspoon of salt.
- Add the pork to a saute pan and evenly brown all sides for a total of 4 minutes.
- Transfer the apples and remaining ingredients to a slow cooker, stir, and top with the pork tenderloins.
- Cook on low heat for 2 hours or until pork reaches 155 degrees on a meat thermometer.
- Remove tenderloins and allow them to rest for 10 minutes.
- Slice the meat and serve.