I am often looking for weeknight recipes that are family friendly and that can be magically and deliciously cooking while I’m at work so that when we come home the house smells amazing and dinner is ready or almost ready!
Yield: Serves 6
For the rub:
- 3 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of Nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered cloves
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tsp teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 3 pound pork tenderloin
For the glaze:
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- ¼ cup rice vinegar (or white)
- ½ cup cold water
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tsp. Honey
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
- fresh cilantro and Lime to Garnish
- In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the rub and mix well.
- Place the tenderloin in the slow cooker and rub the seasonings over the entire pork.
- Pour ½ cup water in the slow cooker, careful not to wash the rub off of the pork.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- While the pork is finishing up in the slow cooker, combine all glaze ingredients: brown sugar, cornstarch, rice vinegar, COLD water, and soy sauce, in a small saucepan.
- Set over medium heat and stir until mixture thickens, about 4 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in minced ginger.
- Place the Pork Tenderloin on a serving plate and generously pour the warm glaze over the top
- Garnish with Freshly Chopped Cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime.
I like to serve this with brown rice stir fry or cauliflower stir fry “rice”.
You can find the recipe I use to make the cauliflower “fried rice” under the recipe section on this site.