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3.14.2016  Easy Kick'n Pork Tenderloin

I was checking out Pinterest today, looking for a recipe for Pork Tenderloin.  I ran across one that I could adapt enough to use the ingredients I have on hand and get Chris to actually eat it at the same time. :)  The result turned out great and I had to share it.  I'll definitely be making this again.  And the easy part is, it goes in your slow cooker.  Ye-ah!!

If you try this, get ready, it has a little kick. ;)

Easy Kick'n Pork Tenderloin @ Every Day is the Weekend!

Easy Kick 'n Pork Tenderloin

2 lb pork tenderloin
olive oil

Rub:
1 T chili powder
1 T garlic powder
1/4 C brown sugar
1 t salt
fresh ground black pepper

Glaze:
1 C homemade red plum jelly (or jelly/preserve of choice)
1/2 C Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce
1/2 t cayenne pepper
2 T lime juice

Rub tenderloin with olive oil.  Mix rub in small bowl.  Use hands to coat tenderloin with rub mixture and place in slow cooker.   Mix glaze in small microwaveable bowl and whisk lightly.  Microwave at 45 sec increments until smooth.  Pour 1/3 of glaze over tenderloin and cook on high for 3 - 4 hrs.  Midway through cooking add 1/3 more glaze to tenderloin.  Use remaining glaze to serve alongside meat. 

I cooked my meat 4 hrs on high and the meat registered 180 degrees and it tasted great ... not over or under cooked.   Google states the meat should be from 145 degrees (medium rare) to 160 degrees (medium).  There's plenty of the juices in there to keep it moist.

Place uncovered meat with glaze into preheated 425 degree oven for 10 min or until the top of the meat gets a nice browned glaze look.  I knew when mine was there because I could smell it.  YUM!!! 
**The dish on my slow cooker easily lifts out of the cooker itself, so it quickly goes from the cooker and into the oven.  You just have to be careful of the heat.  Love that feature! **

Remove from the oven and rest it for 10 min.

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adapted from this recipe:
http://ourlifetastesgood.blogspot.com/2012/06/chili-rubbed-pork-tenderloin-with.html

My slow cooker is similar to this one.  (Rival)


Hope you try this and enjoy it as much as I did.



 

 

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