Sunday, January 19, 2014

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Sauce (Eat Clean)

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Crockpot Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Sauce
Serves 6


Two 1 lb pork tenderloins, or one 2 lb pork tenderloin
Sea salt and pepper
Herbamare, optional
1 tsp dried rosemary
3 cups fresh cranberries, divided (I bet defrosted frozen cranberries would work)
2 apples, cored and sliced thin, divided (I used Granny Smith)
1/4 cup juice or water (I used Organic Cherry; however, Organic Apple or Orange would be ideal)
2 tsp citrus zest, divided (I used lemon, but orange would be divine!)
1/4 cup maple syrup or raw honey, divided
Lightly mist the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray or EVOO in a Misto.
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Place half of the apple slices on the bottom of the slow cooker followed by 2 cups of the cranberries, 1 tsp citrus zest and 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey.

Place the pork tenderloin on top of the cranberries. Generously season the pork with sea salt, pepper, rosemary and Herbamare, if using.
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Top the pork with the remaining apple slices. Sprinkle the remaining cranberries on top of and around the pork tenderloin. Sprinkle the top with the reserved 1 tsp citrus zest and 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey.

Pour the juice or water into the slow cooker.
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Securely place the lid on top of the slow cooker and set it to cook on Low temperature for 6-8 hours, depending on the size of your pork tenderloin. I used  two 1-lb pork tenderloins and they were fully cooked at 6 hours.

If possible, remove the pork tenderloin and allow to rest in a warm place for 30 minutes on a plate covered with a heavy towel or two. Set the heat on the crockpot to high and remove the lid. Cook sauce for an additional 30 minutes to thicken.

Alternatively, you could stir 1 tbsp arrowroot whisked into 2 tbsp of water into the sauce after removing the pork from the crockpot.
With the addition or a starch/grain and a green veggie, this is a decadent clean meal!!


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Enjoy!!
Sara Stakeley

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