Crock Pot Love

Middle of January in New England.  Temperatures hitting the single digits all week.   A long down jacket with fur-lined hood has become my best friend and main accessory.  Winter has officially arrived.  And thus, my relationship with the crock pot has been rekindled.

The concept of the crock pot is amazing.  You prep all of the stuff before you step out for the day, leave it on for several hours, and come home to a wonderful surprise – the whole house is filled with a fantastic aroma and you have a delicious meal awaiting.

This pork crock pot dish has a little bit of everything; the salty chicken broth, sweet craisins, tangy balsamic vinegar, and savory pork make for an excellent meal for those cold winter nights.

Pork Tenderloin with Craisins

Serves 4


  • Organic pork tenderloin (approximately 2.5 lbs)
  • 1.5 cups of Craisins
  • 1 can of chicken broth (14 oz)
  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Black Pepper
  1. Season the pork tenderloin with sea salt and black pepper.  In a large skillet over high heat, drizzle olive oil and sear the pork tenderloin.  This helps to seal in the juices and the flavors.DSC02213
  2. Place pork tenderloin into crock pot.  Add chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, and Craisins.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours.

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