Wintry Crockpot Weather: Low and Slow Pork Loin
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When the weather gets cold, I crave a warm and easy crockpot meal.
I don’t really know how to cook a tofu crockpot meal, and my last soybean excursion boiled over…and all over my kitchen. Usually, I am a pro at these things, but the termite man called to tell me that he was going to be late…and he is a talker. Right when I hung up, my ground soy bean and water mixture boiled over, and boilin’ hot okara went everywhere. This would not have happened if I had used my huge pot, but I was trying to perfect this process, use less dishes, and add some fresh basil. It did not work out. On the same soybean note, I have posted pictures to my Fresh Tofu Adventure, so go check them out if you are curious.
Whatever the reason, I was craving some slowly cooked pork loin in my crock pot. If you work or go to school all day, this is the best thing to come home to. It smells up the whole house with a wonderfully warm aroma of herbs and spices. This pork loin was not even a pound, and it fed us for 3 different meals:
- Low and Slow Crock Pot Pork Loin
- Pork Medallions
- BBQ pulled pork sandwiches
Low and Slow Pork Loin
half an onion, chopped
2 small garlic cloves
3/4 to a cup of any unsweet white wine
pork loin, cut in half so as to neatly fit in crock pot
1/2 cup water
Mrs. Dashcoarse salt
- put your carrots and onions in the bottom of the crock pot
- place the 2 garlic cloves so that they will sit just under the pork loin
- rub the pork with the coarse salt, Mrs. Dash, and pepper; be careful with the coarse salt as a little goes a long way
- put the pork down on top of the carrots, onions, and garlic
- pour in the white wine and water; it does not need to submerge the pork
- turn on the lowest cooking settings
- mine has 3 settings: keep warm, low, and high–”keep warm” will not cook the meat enough
- I put this on at about 7 a.m. and didn’t get home until 5 p.m.
- It was perfect!