Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs 30 mins
Pork tenderloin with the added flavor of Chinese 5 Spice Powder. Your kitchen will smell wonderful and your meal will taste great. Great crock pot meal.
- 2 carrots (peeled and sliced)
- 2 celery ribs (chopped)
- 1 leek (split,wash and chopped- white and light green part)
- 10 ounces mild Rotel Tomatoes
- 14 1⁄2 ounces plain diced tomatoes
- 4 ounces button mushrooms
- 2 lbs pork tenderloin (slice into 1 inch slices)
- 1 cup red wine
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon Chinese five spice powder
- salt and pepper
- 16 ounces egg noodles
- Add carrots,celery,leek,rotel tomatoes,diced tomatoes,mushrooms,pork tenderloin,red wine,worcestershire sauce and chinese five spice powder to crock pot.
- Cook on high for 4 hours or until pork tenderloin is tender, on low setting appox 6-7 hours.
- Cook egg noodles according to package directions.
- Serve pork and vegetables over egg noodles.
While this smelled wonderful while it ws cooking, we really didn't care for it. It was missing salt and adding it at the table seemed to help a little bit, but it still didn't change how we felt about it. There really wasn't much of a Chinese element other than the 5-spice powder which seemed to be a bit over-powering.
I was a bit concerned that the amount of 5-spice was going to be too much for my family's tastes. But as a rule in contest recipes I try to follow as closely as possible. We all agreed that we didn't recognize chinese flavor in this dish as the anise in the 5-spice completely overpowered the other ingredients. The meat was nice & tender & we may try this one again in the future but will exchange the 5-spice for some fresh garlic & other seasonings. Good luck! Made for Category Craze-E #1 - Crock Pot Challenge.