I don’t know about you but I think at this point I am fully addicted to simple, delicious freezer meals. Even my husband, who first balked at the idea of freezer cooking and insisted he wouldn’t like any of the meals, has whole-heartedly embraced this freezer friendly lifestyle. It has not only saved us a ton of time and stress, but a ton of money as well.

Now that fall is upon us and school is in full swing, I love serving down-home comfort-food type meals, especially those that can be thrown in the slow cooker for a completely effortless meal. This slow-cooked pork “tenderloin” is a great alternative to beef or chicken and comes together in just minutes. (It is technically a pork loin roast, which lends itself better to slow cooking!)  It can also be frozen ahead as part of a freezer cooking day!   The recipe below makes two roasts, so if you only want one be sure to cut the ingredients in half.

Here is what you need:

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Slow cooked pork tenderloin ingredients: Broth, wine, Worcestershire sauce, soy, onion and pork tenderloin.

2 (2 pound) pork loin roasts
2 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups red wine
1 large onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
freshly ground black pepper to taste
 
Finely dice your onion as the base of your pork tenderloin marinade.

Step 1: Chop onion and mince garlic.

Whisk together the soup mix, sauce, onion and garlic.

Step 2: Whisk together soup mix, chicken broth, wine, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, onion, garlic and black pepper.

Add the liquid to freezer bags, along with the tenderloin and label with instructions.

Step 3: Label bags; place one 2 lb pork tenderloin in each bag and divide marinade evenly among bags. Then freeze.

When you're ready to cook, add the meat to the slow cooker along with chopped carrots.

Step 4: Thaw meat; add carrots and potatoes and cook in crock pot on low for 4-5 hours.

Slow cooked pork tenderloin makes the perfect comforting dinner. Serve with potatoes and the carrots.

FREEZER PORK TENDERLOIN

Full of flavor, tender and no oven required. This recipe is sure to be a winner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Freezer Pork Tenderloin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 2 2 pound pork loin roasts
  • 2 1 ounce envelopes dry onion soup mix
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 cup large onion chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mince garlic and chop onion.
  2. Whisk together soup mix, chicken broth, wine, soy sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, onion, garlic and black pepper.
  3. Label bags; place one 2 lb pork tenderloin in each bag and divide marinade evenly among bags. Then freeze.
  4. Thaw meat; cook in crock pot on low for 4-5 hours.

Recipe Notes

Preparation time: 5-7 minutes. Cooking time: 4-5 hours in crock pot. Number of servings (yield): 6 for 2 lbs of meat.

Juicy, delicious slow-cooked pork tenderloin recipe--so easy!

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What are your favorite freezer friendly meals?

Ruth Soukup

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