Slow-Cooker Pork Loin With Dried Cherries
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Slow-Cooker Pork Loin With Dried Cherries

Slow-Cooker Pork Loin With Dried Cherries

Virtually foolproof, this dish is both easy and fancy enough for a holiday feast.

  • Total Time

    4

    hrs

    50

    Mins

  • Prep Time

    20

    Mins

  • Marinating Time

    2

    hrs

  • Cook Time

    2

    hrs

    30

    Mins

  • Servings

    6

    people

  • Ingredients

    12

    items


Warm up your kitchen making this sweet and savory pork loin, marinated in a honey-orange juice mix and slowly cooked with cherries and onions. Plus it’s super low in saturated fat and great leftover! Just pair with crusty bread for sensational sandwiches.

Ingredients

¼ cup

honey

1 cup

orange juice

¼ cup

white wine vinegar

½ tsp

dried rosemary

1 tsp

ground cumin

1

boneless pork loin end, tied (2 lbs)

¼ cup

flour

1 tbsp

olive oil

2

yellow onions, cut into 16 wedges

1 cup

dried cherries

3 cups

cooked rice, for serving

⅓ cup

chopped parsley, for garnish


directions

Step 1

In a gallon size Ziploc® brand bag, combine the honey, orange juice, white wine vinegar, rosemary and cumin. Place the pork loin in the bag and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Slow-Cooker Pork Loin With Dried Cherries Step 1

Step 2

Remove the loin from the bag and set aside. Pour the marinade into a medium bowl and whisk in the flour, a little at a time, until there are no lumps; then set aside.

Slow-Cooker Pork Loin With Dried Cherries Step 2

Step 3

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork loin and cook on all sides until golden, about 5 minutes. Remove the loin and place in the bowl of a medium (4-quart) slow cooker (see chef's note). Add the onions to the skillet and sauté until slightly softened and golden, about 5 minutes.

Slow-Cooker Pork Loin With Dried Cherries Step 3
Slow-Cooker Pork Loin With Dried Cherries Step 3

Step 4

Place the onions in the slow cooker with the pork loin. Add the cherries to the reserved marinade from Step 2 and pour the mixture over the pork loin and onions. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 2 hours 25 minutes, or until a meat thermometer (inserted into the middle of the loin) registers 160 degrees F.

Slow-Cooker Pork Loin With Dried Cherries Step 4

Step 5

Remove the loin and allow to sit for 5 minutes before slicing. To serve, spoon about ½ cup rice onto a plate. Place a slice or two of pork loin on the rice and drizzle with the cherry and onion sauce that the pork cooked in. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.


Chef’s Note

To prepare this dish without a slow cooker, simply follow the steps above through cooking the loin in the skillet. Next, instead of placing the loin in the slow cooker, place it in a large pot on your stovetop. Add the onions, cherries and reserved marinade from Step 2. Cover the pot with a lid and cook on medium-low for about 2 hours 15 minutes, or until a meat thermometer registers 160 degrees F. Allow the pork loin to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: Approx 5 oz meat ½ cup rice

Serving Amount

6

Calories

470

Calories From Fat

60

Total Fat

6g

Saturated Fat

1.5g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

100mg

Sodium

90mg

Total Carbohydrates

63g

Dietary Fiber

3g

Sugars

28g

Protein

37g