Tis the season to break out the slow cooker! While I’m not ready for super intense comfort food, it’s nice to get something simmering away all day. Nothing beats the feeling of dinner basically being done, and the smell that greets you as you walk in the door isn’t all bad either.
We aren’t the biggest pork eaters but this recipe caught my eye as it’s filled with flavors we love: soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, lime, cilantro. Oh yea, all the good stuff. You sear it first to lock in the flavor and then it sloooooow cooks all day to give you that pull apart melt in your mouth texture.
This would be great sliced up next to some roasted veggies, or, do what we did and wrap in warm corn tortillas and top with pico. Squeeze lime over the top and toss it in your Corona and you’ve got yourself a meal.
- 2.5 pounds pork tenderloin
- 1 TBS olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
- ½ cup honey
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 TBS Worcestershire Sauce
- Juice of one lime
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 TBS fresh ginger
- 2 TBS cornstarch
- Optional garnish: Fresh lime wedges, chopped cilantro, pico, tortillas
- In a large skillet heat the oil over medium high heat. Salt and pepper the pork and lay in in the hot oil. Let the pork sear until the outside edge starts to blacken. Place the pork into the bottom of a slow cooker.
- In a small bowl whisk together the honey, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, juice of one lime, garlic cloves, and ginger. Pour the marinade over the pork. Let cook on low 6 hours.
- Once the pork is finished remove and pour the juices in a medium saucepan. Cook the marinade over medium high heat and whisk in the cornstarch. Cook for a few minutes until it starts to thicken and then slowly pour over the pork. Serve with garnishes.