Slow Cooker Maple Pork Tenderloin is a healthy, comforting meal made with a tasty maple and mustard sauce that's sweet and savory.
Slow Cooker Maple Pork Tenderloin made with lean pork, a maple and mustard sauce, and red onion that cooks in the slow cooker for a delicious, comforting meal.
Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite things to make in the slow cooker since I find the end product resembles a much fattier cut of pork without so many calories. It also generally erases the worry of cooking a dry tenderloin, which is very easy to do in the oven. I can't tell you how many dry pork tenderloins I made, almost swearing off it forever, because I was cooking it too long or at the wrong temperature.
For this slow cooker maple pork tenderloin, maple syrup (the real stuff!) and mustard are used to add tons of flavor and create a lovely sauce that can be spooned over the pork afterward. There's also some soy sauce as the salty element, which adds some umami flavor you wouldn't get with just salt. Make sure to choose a really good mustard, since it is an important flavor in the sauce. I always use whole grain mustard, but a good Dijon or brown mustard would be great as well.
When it comes to side dishes, I like to serve it with crispy roasted Brussels sprouts and carrots. Sometimes I also throw some carrots and potatoes right into the slow cooker as well when I know I won't have time to roast the vegetables later in the day.
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