If you can put ingredients into a slow cooker and stir ‘em around a bit, you can make this easy, delicious pork tenderloin. Seriously, there’s nothing better than a recipe that’s super easy to throw together, but is still super flavorful and amazing. You probably have all the ingredients on hand for this onion soup pork tenderloin and all you have to do is season it in the slow cooker, then sprinkle dry onion soup mix over it and pour over your water and red wine. Press your minced garlic on the pork, then cover it and turn the slow cooker on…a true set it and forget it meal!
If you’re feeling ambitious after having been able to put your feet up while this meal cooks, then you can go ahead and make a reduction or gravy using the juices left over from the pork, red wine and water. Whether you simmer the “drippings” in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until you get a thickened sauce, or you mix in a cornstarch and water slurry and cook it over medium heat until it thickens into a sort of gravy. Fret not though, if you just want to get this dinner on the table, spooning the juices (as-is) over the pork and whatever you choose to serve this dish with is still so yummy – you don’t need to take any extra steps to have an awesome dinner.
We’d take a gander that, at most, you only need to pick up two ingredients for this recipe, the pork tenderloin and the onion soup mix – at least, that was the case for us. It really couldn’t get any easier, plus you’re left with a flavorful, healthy dinner that you barely had to lift a finger to make. That’s what we call a winner!
Onion Soup Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin
15 minutes active; 2+ hours inactive to prepare serves 6
- 2-2 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
- 1 (1 oz.) packet dry onion soup mix
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup red wine
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Place pork tenderloin in slow cooker and season all sides with salt and pepper.
- Rotate tenderloin accordingly and sprinkle dry onion soup mix all over pork.
- Pour water over pork, then wine and balsamic vinegar.
- Spread minced garlic on top of tenderloin, then cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours, or on high for 2-3.
- Serve with juices spooned on top, with mashed potatoes or veggies.
Recipe adapted from More Than Easy Mac