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Dinner just got a little easier with this set and forget Balsamic & Red Pepper Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes recipe!
Our crock pot is one of my favorite dinner tools. With a little prep in the morning, or afternoon, I can have dinner on the table with next to no effort and minimal dishes. You just need the right ingredients to make a delicious dinner the whole family will enjoy, like Hormel Foods ALWAYS TENDER® Pork Tenderloin.
Since Mike is a meat and potatoes kind of guy, I decided to keep things simple. Pork tenderloin, red potatoes, garlic, and a yummy sauce. My favorite things about slow cooker dinners is how amazing the house smells. I started this dish in the afternoon, and the first thing Mike said when he got in the door was how good it smelled. SCORE! My favorite things about this meal, it was c-h-e-a-p, cheap! For each serving, it’s about $4.50 and that’s if you’re buying brand new bottles of both dressings! Try to beat that at the restaurant.
When everything came out of the crock pot, it was magic. The pork tenderloin was fork tender, and Mike went off about it to one of our friends the next day who promptly asked for a serving of the leftovers. He was sold too. I like serving this dish family style when we have friends over and eat al fresco. This pork tenderloin will be the star of the show!
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- 1/2 cup Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette
- 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1 1/2 pound Hormel ALWAYS TENDER® Pork Tenderloin (original)
- 4 to 5 red potatoes, washed and cut into bite sized pieces
- 4 whole garlic cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Combine both roasted red pepper and balsamic vinaigrette in a bowl. Pour 2/3 of the vinaigrette mixture into the bottom of the crock pot.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Remove pork tenderloin from package and place on hot skillet. Cook each side for 1 to 2 minutes, or until well seared and brown. Place tenderloin in the crock pot, and turn it so all sides get coated in the vinaigrette.
- Add the potatoes around the tenderloin. Place the garlic cloves next to the pork. Spoon the remaining vinaigrette over the tenderloin and potatoes, focusing on coating the meat.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours. If you're home, you can stir the potatoes one or two times during cooking, but you don't have to.
- Uncover the crock pot and transfer to pork tenderloin to a cutting board. Cut the tenderloin into 1/4-inch slices.
- Remove the garlic cloves to a large bowl, and use a fork to smash the garlic in the bowl. Remove the the potatoes to the same large bowl with a slotted spoon. Stir the potatoes and garlic together.
- Whisk together the water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Pour this mixture into the sauce in the crock pot and whisk to combine.
- You can plate this dish individually, or serve it family style with the pork tenderloin in the middle of a platter surrounded by the potatoes. Transfer the sauce to a gravy boat, or bowl, and spoon it over the pork for serving.