Total Time
5hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 hrs

We made this recently and it was so tender that we scooped pieces off with a spoon and ate it on crackers. It also makes a wonderful sandwich meat. My house mates suggested calling this "pork pate" but as it is not a pate I chose to name it otherwise.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 pork loin, small enough to fit into your crock pot
  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • 4 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 large white onion
  • herbs (I recommend basil and oregano)
  • salt and pepper (and Mrs. Dash if you have it)


  1. Cut onion into eights or 1/4 rings.
  2. Trim off excess fat.
  3. Coat loin in a heavy layer of salt pepper and Mrs. Dash.
  4. Braise loin in oven until all sides are well browned.
  5. Let cool until you can lift it without burning yourself.
  6. Place loin in Crock pot.
  7. Deglaze pan with 1/2 of stock.
  8. Pour liquid over loin.
  9. Add garlic and herbs.
  10. Use enough of the remaining stock to cover the meat.
  11. Turn crock pot to high and leave undisturbed for at least five hours, the longer the better.
  12. Remove and cool.
  13. Set aside the stock for another recipe.


Most Helpful

We tried this, but just did not like it.

Tessa Morales July 01, 2014

I think ours may have needed to cook a little longer. We felt like it needed some gravy as well.

O-mama March 23, 2012

I made this a fw months ago when I got my crockpot. The only thing I changed was I cooked it on low for 15 hrs. It fell apart. This was excellent, thank you for the recipe. ~Chris~

ChrisM June 30, 2008

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