Pork Tenderloin is a family favorite in our house. The best part of it? The recipe I use is so easy to make. I don’t want to give away my secret because my family thinks I spend hours slaving over a hot stove to make our pork tenderloin dinners (can you hear the snickering?)
So, if you promise not to tell my family, I will share the recipe. I can not take credit for it though. It was my Mother-in-Law’s recipe that I have adapted to my crock pot.
Easy Pork Tenderloin Crock Pot Style
- Pork Tenderloin (I cook 2 at a time for a family of 6)
- Bottle of BBQ Sauce (any flavor or brand)
- Bottle of Italian Dressing (lo-fat, regular)
Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce & 1/2 Cup of Italian dressing on the bottom of the crock pot. Add the pork tenderloin. Add about 1 Cup of BBQ sauce & 1 cup of Italian dressing on top of the Pork Tenderloin. I don’t usually measure, but I have about 1/4 of the bottle left of both. Turn the crock pot on low and let it sit for 8 – 10 hours.
Here is what it looks like before it starts cooking. I like to have the pork tenderloin mostly covered with the sauce.
It will look like this when it is ready. I take it out of the crock pot and pour some of the juices over the top, but I don’t serve the sauce as a side because I don’t want the added calories.
When you are ready to serve dinner, add a vegetable and either mashed potatoes or rice and you have a complete meal. The pork tenderloin is so tender and just melts in your mouth. The BBQ sauce & Italian dressing add a sweet tangy flavor that is fabulous.
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