Monday, July 26, 2010

Jalepeno Ginger Pork Loin

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Now, on to the Jalapeno Ginger Pork Loin!

This was delicious!  I've made a version of this with Chicken before, but never thought about pork....the other white meat!  LOL  I would like to thank my friend Lauren for giving me the chicken recipe 10 years ago when we were roommates in College!  So, how did this recipe pop into my head?!  Well, my parents were coming for dinner and I had pork loin in my refrigerator that needed to be used up (remember, it was on sale at Meijer the week before!).  So, I had no idea what to do with it though!  I wanted to make something new, so I went searching through my pantry.  When I came across the jalapeno jelly, I knew what I wanted to do!  Why not try it on the pork?!  Some of you might be thinking right now, "Jalapeno Jelly?!!!!!  What is that?!"  You can actually get jalapeno jelly in the same isle as all the other jellys.  I've always found it at Meijer, but there were a couple years they didn't carry it.  I think they have it again now.  It's really delicious and it comes in hot (red) or mild (green).  I used the mild for this recipe, but you can certainly do the same with the hot.

I served this Pork Loin with some sides from our local Specialty Grocery store!  Easy peasy!  LOL  (Thanks Mom!)

Here's the recipe for you.....

Jalapeno Ginger Pork Loin

2 -3 lb Pork Loin
1 jar Mild Jalapeno Jelly
1 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. garlic powder
5 Tbsp. melted butter
salt and pepper to taste

Trim the fat from your pork loin as best you can (I didn't and had to end up skimming a ton of grease off the top of the sauce in the Crock yourself the time and energy later....or leave it if you like lots of grease!)

Place the loin in the Crock Pot liner.  

Mix the melted butter, ginger, jelly, soy sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper together and pour over the Pork loin.  It's VERY green!  LOL

Cook on LOW for 7-8 hours.

Slice the Pork Loin and spoon sauce over the top when serving.
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