An easy and healthy slow cooker pork tenderloin recipe with Asian vibes and a ginger glaze that gets caramelized under the broiler. Bring on the crusty topping.
Today Charlotte was dropped off at home from a playdate at a friend’s, and as we’re eating lunch she says, “Mom, you never got dressed!”
“What! Yes I did!”
“No, you didn’t.”
“I took a shower! I put on makeup!”
“Well you look the same.”
THANKS A LOT CHARLOTTE. Sometimes living with a 3-year-old is all you need to keep your ego in check. Although to be fair, I probably needed an ego check after The Autograph Incident.
Also, to be even more fair, I’m sick right now, so when I say “I got dressed” I mean that I got out of the shower and put on a whole different pair of yoga pants. Here I come, world.
One time my sister-in-law Sandi didn’t have her usual glasses on, and one of her kids asked why she had to wear them all the time. She explained that she has an astigmatism that makes it impossible to wear contacts. Her son replied, “Well that’s too bad. You look better without them.” ZING. For the record, Sandi, I like your glasses.
Have you guys tried out my Brown Sugar Balsamic Pork Tenderloin? It’s a reader favorite here on the blog. It’s a slow cooker, no-fail kind of recipe. I make it all the time, especially when we are having company for dinner. It’s so easy yet seems impressive.
I wanted to change it up, so I made this version to go with the Asian Cauliflower “Rice” I posted on Wednesday. I’m really loving the addition of ginger to the glaze. It’s just as easy as the original recipe, only a few more spices called for in the rub. A healthy entree for all us healthy people in healthy January!
Before broiling, after broiling. Gingery crust. It’s a happy thing.
This pork is great served with rice or potatoes, but I particularly love eating it with this Asian Cauliflower “Rice”:
Today’s recipe is adapted from this AMAZING Brown Sugar Balsamic Pork Tenderloin:
Cuban Mojo-Marinated Pork: << have you seen the movie Chef? This is the recipe for the meat in the Cubanos.
Here’s another Asian-inspired recipe I posted last summer– you can bake it in the oven if your grill isn’t out. Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Peanut Lime Sauce:
BBQ Pork Tenderloin Wraps: (this is a fabulous 45 minute meal)
Pork tenderloins from around the world: