Italian Pork Tenderloin and Potatoes in Crockpot

Hello,

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmmm I love the Crockpot!!  I tell yah, it makes life so much easier, whether it is a weeknight meal that is already for you when you come home at night or on the weekend,when you spend the day cleaning your house and shopping and your purely to lazy to make dinner, the Crockpot comes in handy!  I swear whoever invented the Crockpot is a genius!!

Italian Pork tenderloin with Potatoes & Carrots - Crockpot

Today I have for you a simply, tasty, down home cooking Crockpot meal. This dish reminds me of something my Mom would make without the Crockpot. It’s my Italian Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes and Carrots. Oh baby! Good old comfort food at it’s best! I love the Crockpot. Really, there is nothing like coming home to a home cooked meal! I know you must agree with that!!
 Italian Pork tenderloin with Potatoes & Carrots - Crockpot
This dish is made with pork tenderloin, carrots, potatoes and celery. For the seasoning I used two teaspoons of Italian dressing seasoning and I let it all slow cook in vegetable broth, but chicken broth would work too!!  The pork is fork tender and the vegetables just melt in your mouth.
Italian Pork tenderloin with Potatoes & Carrots - Crockpot
This dish also make a wonderful gravy.   To make, I took my meat and vegetables out of the Crockpot and poured the juice into a small sauce pan and mixed a little cornstarch and water to make a nice thick flavorful gravy. My Husband is a gravy fanatic! We had leftovers, so the next night my Husband re-heated the dish and poured the remaining gravy over the top. He said it tasted like stew. This is one dish he absolutely loves! I guess you would expect that from a meats and potato kind of guy!
Italian Pork tenderloin with Potatoes & Carrots - Crockpot

Italian Pork Tenderloin and Potatoes in Crockpot

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

Serving Size: 4 oz meat and about a 1 1/2 cups of vegetables

Italian Pork Tenderloin and Potatoes in Crockpot

A healthy, simple slow cooked meal made with pork tenderloin, potatoes, carrots and flavored with Italian Seasoning.

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/4 lbs pork tenderloin
  2. 1 1/2 cups carrots, sliced about 1/4"
  3. 1 cup celery, diced, about 1/4"
  4. 2 medium rustic potatoes, scrubbed clean and cut into bite size pieces
  5. 1 1/2 cup low sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  6. 2 tsp. Italian Seasoning Mix (The kind in the package you use to make dressing)
  7. 1/2 tbsp. crushed black pepper
  8. Cooking Spray
  9. 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  10. 1 1/2 tbsp. water

Instructions

  1. Spray the inside of the Crockpot with cooking spray. Add pork tenderloin and surround it with the vegetables. Pour vegetable stock over pork. Sprinkle the pork and vegetables with Italian seasoning and pepper.
  2. Cook on low for 8 - 10 hours or cook on high for 4 - to 6 hours.
  3. With tongs, carefully add pork onto serving plate. With a slotted spoon, add vegetables to the side of the pork on serving plate. Carefully pour remaining juice in the crockpot into a small sauce pan. Place sauce pan on the stove top over medium heat.
  4. In a small bowl add cornstarch and water, mix until combined. Pour mixture into the sauce pan with the gravy. Whisk together until thick and bubbly about 5 minutes. Pour gravy over pork and vegetables.

Notes

Calories: 212, Fat: 4.1, Cholesterol: 75, Sodium: 238, Potassium: 510, Carbs: 19, Fiber: 3.3, Sugar: 3.9, Protein: 26 Note: You can chop your vegetables the night before to make for easy morning preparation.

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Italian Pork tenderloin with Potatoes & Carrots - Crockpot
This dish is sure to please any night of the week. It’s just perfect for a busy day and a chilly night. The leftovers are amazing and taste just as good the next day! Make extra and take it in for lunch. A quick zap in the microwave and you will be sure to have a lunch that will make everyone jealous!

I really need to start making more Crockpot meals.  I love chicken in the Crockpot, but my Husband doesn’t, so I don’t make it to often, but heck, maybe I should?  Time for me to go!  :)

Have a great day!

Toodles,

Jennifer
 Italian Pork tenderloin with Potatoes & Carrots - Crockpot

Comments

  1. During this busy time of year, I’m all about my crockpot, and always looking for new great recipes. I’ve never made a pork tenderloin in the crockpot, so I’ll have to try!
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  2. Screendoorgirl 3 says:

    Looks great! I’m never quite sure what do to with a pork tenderloin, so this sounds perfect. Thanks!

  3. This looks delicious. I was thinking some onions would add additional flavor, what do you think? I will definitely try this recipe on the weekend :)

  4. I love dinners like this and don’t make them nearly enough. Your husband is so funny!

  5. This looks delicious. I do have a couple of questions. Does the tenderloin dry out? A pork tenderloin cooks so quickly in the oven that I’ve always been hesitant to try it in the crockpot. Would be thrilled to be able to though. Also, if I need to double the meat and vegetables, do I also double the liquid and would the cooking time change? I can’t wait to try this. Thank you.

    • Hi Marla,

      I never found my pork tenderloin to be dried out. The liquid really keeps it moist. Pork Tenderloin is my favorite meat to cook in the crockpot. If your going to double the recipe, I would double the liquid too. It’s ok to have to much liquid, because your going to spoon out the vegetables and take the pork out. Just cook the remaining liquid or at least half of it, use your best judgement, and you can make the gravy. You do not need to change the cooking time. Once the meat starts to fall apart, it’s done! Let me know if you have any other questions.

  6. I was going to make this today but I don’t have any Italian seasoning packets. Is there something I could substitute? Thank you!

    • Hi Holli, Hmmm, just add some spices to it. In a small bowl mix together some oregano, parsley, onion powder, basil, thyme, a little salt & pepper. Use what seasonings you like and what you have on hand! I am sure it will turn out great!! Let me know what you end up doing.

  7. Brichelle says:

    I tried this recipe today and it was a HIT! It was so awesome. The meat was so tender and filled with flavor. Best part, Its really simple. I highly recommend this recipe.

  8. I bought pork loin chops by mistake, does this recipe still work?

  9. I bought pork loin chops by mistake. Will this recipe still work?

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