Slow Cooker Asian Pork Tenderloin
Every now and then it can be a very tasty treat to serve a pork tenderloin recipe for dinner, but who has the time these days? That’s where the handy crock pot comes in, and this fine recipe for Slow Cooker Asian Pork Tenderloin. It’s easy, healthy, and, with a ginger glaze to top it all off, it’s deliciously irresistible, as well. Pork tenderloin is a pork cutlet that is sometimes called pork fillet. The tenderloin part of pork meat is from the psoas major, a muscle running down the spine area. The reason why it’s so tender is because the animal only uses this muscle for its posture, but not for moving from place to place. Slow cooked tenderloin is one of the best pork recipes; it will literally melt in your mouth. Although you can buy pre-packaged and pre-marinated fillets at your local grocery store, if you have the inclination, it’s always best to flavour and cook your meats at home – that way, you know your ingredients and can be confident that you are getting the healthiest meal possible.
Slow cookers can be lifesavers when you’re always on the go, with little time to prepare and cook your meals – especially when you get home from work at night. With a little planning and just a wee bit of preparation, you can make large meals that will serve you all week long – saving you a great deal of time. Cooking your food at lower temperatures for longer periods will also help the ingredients retain much of their nutritional value, so you know you’re getting most out of your meal. There are just a few safety tips to use with your crock pot meals, however, that you might not be aware of. Slow cookers are so convenient and reliable, that it’s easy to forget we need to exercise due caution when running any appliance in the house while we’re not at home. The first step to take is a simple safety check. Set your slow cooker up on the counter where you typically use it and turn it up to the highest setting – leave it that way for a half an hour, keeping a close eye on it. When the time’s up, turn it off and check out your counter. If it’s hot to the touch, then you will need to set your crock pot up on a non-flammable surface whenever you are using it.
Pizza stone works well, or even a large stone tile. If you have granite countertops, that’s ideal. You will never want to leave your slow cooker on high if you are going out – you’ll want to turn it to the lowest temperature possible while still retaining enough heat to cook your food safely. Make sure the slow cooker is away from other appliances and objects while in use. Pull it out from the wall, and make sure it isn’t underneath your kitchen cabinets. Air needs to circulate around your machine to keep it safe and in good working order. Many thanks to Karen over at The Food Charlatan for sharing this delicious pork tenderloin slow cooker recipe with us.*
Nutrition Facts for: Slow Cooker Asian Pork Tenderloin From The Food Charlatan
Ingredients: Meatballs, raspberry preserves, sugar, balsamic vinegar, Worchestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, green onion, fresh ginger, sesame seeds.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 236, Calories from Fat 49, Total Fat 5.4g 8%, Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%, Cholesterol 110mg 37%, Sodium 1163mg 48%, Potassium 675mg 19%, Carbohydrates 4.5g 1%, Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%, Sugars 1.7g, Protein 40.1g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 2%, Iron 12%
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