Condiments, oh condiments! Just because you eat Paleo, it doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on great tasting food: broiled in, baked in, smothered in a juicy, luscious sauce. This slow cooker tenderloin asks for homemade ketchup, and we have scrumptious recipes for both Paleo ketchup and mustard, once you make it at home, you will never be tempted to buy from the store again.
Also take note of the coconut aminos. Exactly what are they and why do you need to add them to your food? Coconut aminos are slightly salty and sweet in flavor, and they come from coconut sap. They are reminiscent of a light soy sauce, but without the soy or gluten, and again getting back to the Paleo condiments, you must have this secret sauce. You can add it to salad dressing, stir-fries, soups, stews… it stirs up all emotions of flavors.
You will want to pair this sweetly slow-roasted tenderloin with a refreshing Creamy Cucumber Salad that can be quickly sliced and served up in under 15 minutes. If you have a few extra minutes to spare for dinner preparation, we suggest some Grilled Sweet Potatoes to liven up your meal – and if you happen to have leftovers, know that they are going to taste amazing the following day.
Slow Cooker Honey-Garlic Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Protein: 60g / %
Carbs: 59g / %
Fat: 9g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 2 pork tenderloins
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup coconut aminos
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup homemade ketchup
- 2 tbsp. old-fashioned mustard
- 1 tbsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. paprika
- ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp. dried oregano
- 2 tbsp. parsley, minced
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Combine the honey, coconut aminos, garlic cloves, ketchup, mustard, chili powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, apple cider vinegar, sea salt and black pepper in a saucepan.
- Bring the sauce to a light boil, and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Season the tenderloins to taste with salt and pepper and place in a slow cooker.
- Pour the honey-garlic sauce over the tenderloins and cover with a lid.
- Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
- Shred the pork, and serve topped with dried oregano and fresh parsley.