Monday, October 10, 2011

Apple and Onion Pork Loin

WOW, WOW, WOW was this good! My house smelled AMAZING when I walked in today!  So amazing in fact, my husband said he lifted the lid to take a closer sniff and practically burned his face with the steam!  LOL....he's fine, don't worry, that's why I can laugh a bit! ;)

This pork loin took practically no time at all to prepare, but tasted like I put a ton of time into it!  This would impress your guests for sure!

My only complaint here is I felt like there weren't enough apples to scoop up with my pork, so I adjusted the recipe below to include more!  :)

I used a McCormick seasoning I had in my cupboard, but if you can't find it, no biggie!  I'll give you a tip below on a blend of spices you can use to create your very own rub!

I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!  We were all members of the "Clean Plate Club" tonight!

P.S.  I ran out of potatoes, which I originally had planned to throw in, but I think it was a happy coincidence!  I ended up making instant mashed potatoes, mixed with some sour cream and fresh chives.  They were awesome!

Apple and Onion Pork Loin

Ingredients:
2.5-3 lb. Boneless Pork Loin
1 Chicken bouillon cube
6 Tbsp. (approximately) McCormic Savory Herb Roasting Rub (If you can't find this, make your own rub with 2 tsp. garlic powder, 2 tsp. minced onion, 1 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. sage, 2 tsp. thyme and 2 tsp. rosemary)
1 onion, halved and sliced
3-4 apples, (whatever kind you like) peeled and sliced
1/2 cup water
olive oil

Directions:
In your crock, place your pork loin.
Coat it with olive oil and cover your loin with your rub all over.

Put your bouillon cube in with 1/2 cup of water and top your pork loin with the apples and onions.

Cook on LOW for 8-10 hours or on HIGH for 4-5 hours.
ENJOY!
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21 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy. I'm gonna try it.

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    1. I hope you do! Then, come back and tell us how you liked it!

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    2. We liked it very much. My husband loved the apples. I used a different seasoning (Montreal Chicken) and like you said we had a clean plate club too. Thank you for the recipe, I will make it again.

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  2. I am making this today. I browned the loin first, but other than that i followed your recipe. excited!

    Liz

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  3. My entire family, even the the kids, loved this recipe! I browned the loin first & then put on the rub. I also pureed the apples & onions with a hand blender after i removed the cooked meat, added some flour & water to make a gravy & it was delicious!

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    1. GREAT ideas! I'm so happy you all enjoyed it!

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  4. In the crockpot now... Already smelling awesome with the apples! I always mke pork loin the same old way. I am excited to surprise my hubby with something new! Followed the recipe but added some butternut squash too - not sure if that was a good idea lol.

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    1. How was it with the addition of the Butternut Squash?!

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  5. So good! My Dad and husband raved about it, we had it for Christmas dinner. I did onion, apples, water, and a few spices, and I thought it was really good! Thanks for posting!

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  6. Wow…this is so simple and looks so delicious. Personally I am not really like fresh apple, but after long cooking time, I think I will love this. The apple must be soft and sweet. By the way, thinking to try pineapple and peach versions and add a bit of brown sugar, so it a bit sweet. :)

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  7. Omg my kitchen smells amazing! Making for dinner for a new guy i am seeing and my kids. Think they are going to be very happy. Thank you for sharing I was looking for something different from the same basic ways.

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  8. So Im gonna try a variation to include onion soup mix and since I only have apple pie filling... may or may not rinse the sauce from the apple...

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  9. Tried this awhile ago and it was great! I love my slow cooker and love this blog, it's awesome!! Thanks for all the great recipes.

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  10. In the crockpot now and smells amazing! I layered the bottom of the crockpot with sliced apples and cinnamon and placed tenderloin on top. I cut a few slits in the top of the tenderloin and placed a slice of Apple in each and rubbed down with olive oil, black pepper,
    and Old Bay seasoning. To top it off I tossed in a large sliced sweet onion and some more apple slices. Can't wait!!

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  11. Making this today! Just added a touch of honey and fresh rosemary to the top of my tenderloin, everything else I followed exactly. I'm so excited to see how it will turn out!

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