Savory Pork Loin in the Crockpot

It’s that time of year…time to get out those Crockpots, dust them off and cook up a delicious comfort meal! During the Summer months, I often think about using the Crockpot to cut down on heat in the kitchen, but somehow it doesn’t seem to get done. But during the Fall and Winter months, we cook at least one meal every week in the Crockpot. This Savory Pork Loin has the sweetness and tartness of apple juice and honey but also the warm, savory flavors of garlic and Dijon mustard.

There are so many great things about cooking your dinner in the Crockpot, but the thing I love most is the ease…throw all the ingredients in, turn it on and let it cook away. 

Pork Loin

October is a very special month…it’s Crocktober, when slow cooking season goes into full swing! Whether you are cooking up a delicious meal for your family or using up some apples and making applesauce, your Crockpot can come in pretty handy!

Pork Loin

With the rising cost of groceries, and especially meat, we need to trim our budget whenever possible. Recently I picked a Pork Loin at Walmart for around $8, bought it home and cut it in half. The first half was made into Barbecue Pork Sandwiches and the second half into this Savory Pork Loin.

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Savory Pork Loin in the Crockpot
 
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A fall apart, mouthwatering savory pork loin that takes about 5 minutes to prepare. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com. Adapted from My Blessed Life
Ingredients
  • 4-5 pound Pork Loin Roast
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons garlic powder {I used 2 and it was a bit too much, season how you like it}
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Instructions
  1. Place Pork Loin in the Crockpot, fat side up
  2. Pour in apple juice
  3. Sprinkle with garlic powder and salt
  4. Mix honey and mustard and pour over roast
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours

Savory Pork Loin In The Crockpot FAQs

Should I Sear The Pork Loin Before Slow Cooking?

Before you add your pork loins to the crockpot, you can always sear them. It will ensure the meat has more flavor and will cook evenly once in the crock pot. 

How Long Should I Cook Pork In The Crockpot?

If you are using high heat, you can cook the pork loins for six to seven hours in the crock pot. On the other hand, you can cook it for nine to ten hours on low heat. You can also take a fork, and if the meat pulls apart easily, it means that it has been fully cooked. 

Why Is The Pork Loin Still Tough In The Crock Pot?

If the pork loin is still tough, it means that you probably haven’t allowed the collagen to break. You can ensure this by extending the cooking time and seeing if there is enough liquid. 

What Seasonings Go Well With Pork Loins?

Seasonings that go well with pork loin include chili powder, paprika, garlic, cumin, cayenne, rosemary, sage, coriander, thyme, and many others. If you want to add a sweet flavor profile, you can also use brown sugar. 

Can I Put Water In The Crock Pot When Cooking Pork Loins?

While water is great, using broth or apple juice is even better. We recommend that you use apple juice as it will guarantee that the meat is tender and tastes great. 

Does Meat Get Tender The Longer It Cooks In A Crock Pot?

You can cook the pork loins for a long time to make them tender, but you must keep an eye on the temperature. If the heat is too high and you cook the meat for too long, it will get tough to eat. 

Should I Flip The Pork Loins In The Crock Pot?

The crock pot will take between eight and ten hours to cook the meat. When the cooking time is halfway through, you can flip the meat to ensure it cooks evenly. 

Should I Cook The Pork Loins On A High Or Low Setting?

We recommend that you opt for a low setting to cook pork loins in the crock pot. It will take longer, but it will guarantee that the meat is tender. If you opt for a high setting, there is a chance that your meat might be a little tough. 

Is A Crock Pot Healthy?

Yes, a crock pot is a healthy way of cooking food if you opt for the low heat setting. It ensures that no nutrients are destroyed as the meat is cooked. 

Can I Add Vegetables With My Pork Loins In The Crock Pot?

Yes, you can add vegetables with the pork loins in the crock pot, as both of them will cook evenly. Of course, the key is to leave them on slow heat so that every ingredient can be cooked in the best way possible.

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  1. I would like to make this with a 3lb pork loin. Should I adjust the ingredients?

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