A slow cooker or crock pot can save you time in the kitchen and you can still have a home cooked meal that you can be proud to serve your family. The family dinner is a very important time and it is one that many people feel that they do not have time to have every day. With a slow cooker you can have the time to serve a great meal to your family.
I started using the crock pot when I started working full time and I still wanted a meal that I could be proud of for my family. A successful meal to me is a meal that we can sit down at the table and enjoy as a family. It is an added benefit if I do not have to spend hours that I do not have cooking it to perfection. A slow cooker solved this problem for me and made me able to make meals that we want to eat. Eating at home saves us money as well, and who cannot use extra money in your pocket?
Pork Tenderloin Slow Cooker Recipe
- 4 pound (Around 1.8 Kgs) pork tenderloin (you can sear it before you place it in the crock pot for extra flavor)
- 5 large potatoes cut in quarters
- 4 large carrots that are peeled and cut in quarters
- One large onion that has been cut and quartered
- 4 garlic cloves cut into quarters
- One golden onion soup mix
- One stick of butter
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- One teaspoon of garlic salt
- One teaspoon of seasoning salt
- Water to cover the meat and vegetables
In an eight quart crock pot or slow cooker add the meat first and then add the vegetables and spices. Add water to cover the meat, vegetables and spices. Last, but not least, cut up the butter and place on top of everything. You can cook on low for eight to nine hours or on high for five to six hours. The prep time for this dish can range from twenty to thirty minutes depending on how fast you can chop and peel the vegetables and if you choose to sear your meat.
You can serve this pork tenderloin slow cooker recipe with bread of any kind depending on what you prefer. You can also have a salad or other vegetables with your meal. If you have leftovers you can save them for up to three days in the fridge or you can choose to freeze them for thirty days. If you reheat it then you need to throw the remainder out because you cannot reheat food two times or it can be spoiled. This is a dish that will freeze well and taste really good reheated. If you are single you can still cook in the slow cooker and freeze your leftovers for another day. This can save you money and time in the future.
Slow cooker meals can save you time in the afternoon when you are coming home from work and dealing with homework and household chores. Dinner can be one less chore for you in the afternoon and can maybe even give you a little time to sit down and relax. There are a variety of meals that can be cooked in your crock pot and they range from beans, chili and healthy meals to hearty meals like pot roast. Most people do not realize all the meals that can made in a slow cooker and would be shocked at all the time they can save. Slow cooker meals are a great choice for your family and they can give you great home cooked meals.