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Slow cooker pork tenderloin is one of the best back to school crock pot recipes in my recipe box! Come home to an easy pork dinner with tons of sweet heat flavor. Your mouth will be watering for this Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin with Raspberry Habanero Glaze.
Howdy doody guys n dolls! It is Bobbi from, Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen, again
How are you doing this fine fall day? Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Are you one of those people that is already done? Or are you postponing it until later? I am one of those people that used to say every year that I am was to start early so I could get it done and out of the way.
PPfffttttttt! I tried that last year and do you know what happened? Oh, I finished early alright, but then I kept finding things I wanted to buy for people. So I ended up spending twice as much moolah! I decided that it was better to stress a bit before the holidays VS stressing a lot after them, when I open the mail and see the bills.
Although this year we have the G-baby, so the budget will probably will get blown because I can never seem to stop buying things for her! The baby section has a strange gravitational pull, so whenever I walk into a store, I can’t help but go straight there. I need to find a shirt for her that says “My Nana spoils me”!!
But that tends to be one of my, less than enviable, personality traits. I am impatient and have a serious lack of impulse control. I want, what I want, when I want it, and I don’t want to hear anything about it. Soooo I am pretty much a two year old with a bank account and a driver’s license.
A great example? I have been asking my guy, for the last month or so, to help me move a few pieces of furniture. Heavy furniture, mind you, but he always seems to have a reason we need to do it “next week”.
*insert ticked off 2 year old*
Soooo I decided that I would “just show him” and moved the furniture by myself. Ummmm wellllll, good news, I got most of it moved (one piece was too tall to get through a doorway so I had no choice but to wait for him to take it apart for me). However, I learned a valuable lesson…..I am too old for this shizz! What in the ever lovin’ world was I thinking? I obviously wasn’t! After it was all over, my back was completely blown out, and I could barely walk!
Luckily I had already put this slow cooker pork tenderloin into the crock pot, so all I had to do was make a side of Cilantro Rice with Lime and Serrano and we were good to go!
Now, this pork? Oh it put me in a gooooood mood! It was sweet, and spicy, with a bit of tang from the vinegar. Think Asia meets Mexico. Yup, that is what we have going on here. It took my mind off of my sore back, and temper tantrum, and I just sat back and enjoyed every single bite. You might be worried about the heat of the jelly, but don’t be. Once it is cooked down with the other ingredients it has a mild heat.
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Word of warning though, be very careful when you broil the pork tenderloins. You want to go long enough to get the sauce a bit bubbly, with some crispy edges, but if you go too long *poof* dried out pork tenderloin, and I don’t want you eating pork jerky for dinner! That would make me very very sad.
By the way, left over slow cooker pork tenderloin makes terrific sandwiches!
Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin with Raspberry Habanero Glaze
For the rub:
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 Spice
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 2 pounds pork tenderloin
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
For the glaze:
- 1/2 cup chicken stock can use water but it must be cold
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar can use white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 cup raspberry habanero jelly or any other fruit and pepper jelly
- In a small bowl, combine the salt, 5 spice powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.
- Rub the tenderloin with the spice mixture and place in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Pour 1/2 cup chicken stock down the edge of the slow cooker so you don't wash off the spice rub off of the tenderloin.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours, and then preheat your broiler.
- While the pork is finishing up in the slow cooker and your broiler heats up, combine the cold stock or water with the cornstarch until smooth. Then pour it into a small pot along with the rice vinegar, soy sauce, and pepper jelly. Heat over medium heat and stir until mixture thickens, about 4 or 5 minutes.
- Remove pan from heat.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, or parchment paper, and spray with nonstick spray.
- Carefully remove the pork from the crock pot, being careful it doesn't fall apart, and place on the lined baking sheet. Brush a generous amount of the glaze on the pork.
- Put your oven rack as high as it will go, and broil the pork for 1 or 2 minutes, the turn the pan and broil another 1 or two minutes, or until bubbly and caramelized. Serve with remaining glaze on the side.
Some of Bobbi’s best slow cooker recipes…
And a few of mine…
- Slow Cooker Steak Pizzaiola
- Saffron Orange Slow Cooker Roast Chicken
- Slow Cooker BBQ Rubbed Turkey Breast