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Simple Crock Pot Garlic and Onion Pork

I grew up in fear of pork thanks to my mom. Recipes like this crock pot garlic an onion pork converted me, however, and it’s a regular in our meal rotation now.

This recipe comes from my friend Denise who made it as part of our supper swapping. It was something I would never have made for myself, as I am not at all a pork fan, but I let her make it since she makes so much pork in her house and I was vetoing all her recipes.

I’m really glad I did! Not only is it super yummy and healthy, but it’s incredibly easy to make, and it uses one of my favorite inventions – the Crock Pot! Mister Man even helped me make this one.

How to Make Crock Pot Garlic and Onion Pork:

3-4 pounds pork tenderloin
8-10 cloves garlic, sliced
2 large onions (or 3 medim), sliced
2 bay leaves
1/4 c water
3 T soy sauce
salt and pepper, to taste

Yes, that is IT! Super easy.

For the pork, I prefer to remove the silverskin and trim it up a little, even though it usually comes pretty clean.

For the silverskin, I slide a knife under it and then use my fingers to pull it off entirely (cleaning if needed with the knife to keep more meat on the tenderloin and not pulled off with the silverskin).

Once cleaned, slit the pork in a few places, and shove in pieces of sliced garlic here and there. My friend’s recipe called for 2 cloves of garlic here, but it tastes better with more.

Salt and pepper the pork, and set aside for a moment.

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Slice your onions like you’re going to put them on a hamburger (rings), but cut them in half. Toss all the onion into the bottom of your crockpot.

It’s going to look like you have a ton, but they really cook down.

Place the pork on top of the onions. See how you can spot the garlic peeking out of the meat?

Add the garlic, bay leaves, soy, and water. Make sure the garlic is not sitting on top of the pork by itself or it will get burned a little by the end. You can even poke it into the middle of the pork loins.

Cover, and cook on low for 8-10 hours. You can also do it on high for 4-6 hours, but I prefer cooking on low to really get it tender and juicy.

The meat may not all be in juice to start, but by the end, it will sink down and become yumalicious!

I wish I had a picture of the finished product in the crockpot, but everyone was so anxious to eat it that I had to dish it up as soon as it was ready. I will, however, say that it is kid tested and approved!

This crock pot garlic and onion pork is one of our newer favorites, and I know I’ll be cooking it again several times this winter. Enjoy!

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Sunday 21st of December 2008

Mrs. Buck - Ooo I've got some good crock pot ones. I'll definitely be posting more of those during the winter months. And not to drive traffic *away* from me, but there's a great blog that has recipes from a 365 day experiment. Search 365 days of crockpot blog for some great (and not so great - but she admits those) recipes!

Mrs. Buck

Sunday 21st of December 2008

I'm always looking for recipes for my crock pot - I got it last summer and have only used it a couple of times (once to warm the nacho cheese for a party)...This is a great recipe and I'll defs try it out soon!


Thursday 18th of December 2008

Angela - Ummm don't give them any ideas. PLEASE! They're actually really good helpers and are learning what kinds of ingredients go into what kinds of cooking, which is pretty cool.

Melisa - Umm, sorry. I promise; next week I'll put something up that you can eat! Maybe it would work with a beef meat of some type?


Thursday 18th of December 2008



That looks amazing.

*wiping tears from my eyes*

angela | the painted house

Wednesday 17th of December 2008

Such good helpers! Do your kids like to pour stuff out of the Pyrex measuring cup like 6 feet above the bowl like mine do? :)

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