Cooking a pork loin in the crock pot is a quick easy way to have a meal ready when you get home from work. There are a few simple rules for cooking any meat in the crock pot. You always want to make sure that you have ample liquid in the crock pot to cover the meat and you always want to make sure that you brown the meat before you put it in the crock pot or you wind up with gray looking meat.
8oz can of chicken broth
3-5 lb pork loin
Salt and pepper
¼ cup of oil
Step by Step
- Roll the pork loin in the flour, add salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet and brown both sides of the pork loin. Chop the onion. Add the chicken broth and onion to the crock pot than add the meat. Be sure that there is enough liquid to cover the pork loin.
- Set the crock pot to a medium high heat for about 5 hours.
- You can chop carrots, potatoes and celery and add it to the crock pot. You can also change up the recipes by omitting the chicken broth and using beef stock instead. It really comes down to personal preference.
- You can add garlic and diced tomatoes. The recipes are really endless. You can cook it in orange juice and brown sugar with jalapenos to get a sweet and sour taste with a little heat. Pork loin is an easy to use meat that absorbs flavors well and that does not fall apart the way other meats can when you cook them in the crock pot.
- The key to a really great pork loin depends on the liquid that you cook it in and the spices that you use to season it. You can easily experiment and try new recipes to find the one that you and your family will love the best.
- The key is to be creative and be willing to try new things. Crock pots make life a lot easier. They are time savers and can help you to save money by ensuring that your meals are ready when you get home so you do not have to waste time cooking or spending money on take out.