Heavenly Pork Loin

"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."
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Ready In:
5hrs 30mins
1 pork loin


  • 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)


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

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  1. Tessa Morales
    We tried this, but just did not like it.
  2. O-mama
    I think ours may have needed to cook a little longer. We felt like it needed some gravy as well.
  3. ChrisM
    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~
  4. CunSwim
    It was My first time using a Crockpot and the experience went well We found that the meat needed more seasoning I think the next time I will marinate the loin 1 or 2 days in the fridge and then follow the recipe as is


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