If you’re looking for a simple yet delicious meal to serve on busy weeknights, this Slow Cooker Pork Loin and Potato Dinner is the perfect choice. With September bringing back school and a flurry of activities, finding time to prepare dinner becomes a challenge. That’s when the slow cooker comes to the rescue!
Easy and Hands-Off Cooking
Once the kids are back in school, our schedules become packed with soccer, CCD, gymnastics, and scouts. And let’s not forget the dreaded homework! Suddenly, dinner becomes a lot more difficult to pull together. That’s why slow cooker recipes are a lifesaver. We need as many “hands-off” recipes as we can get, and this one is a winner.
The Secret to Perfect Slow Cooker Pork
Most slow cooker pork recipes result in shredded or pulled pork, but that’s not what we’re aiming for here. We want a succulent pork roast, just like the ones we get from roasting in the oven. So, here’s the trick:
Step 1: Brown the Pork Loin
Start by browning the pork loin filet in a skillet before transferring it to the slow cooker. This step is optional, but it adds a delightful depth of flavor. If you have a few extra minutes, why not give it a try?
Step 2: Potatoes and Pork Loin
Place baby potatoes in the slow cooker with some broth. Then, place the browned pork loin filet on top of the potatoes. To add even more flavor, place a pat of butter on top of the pork loin. Cover the slow cooker and set it to the low setting for 5 hours.
Optional: Add Green Beans
After about 4 hours, if you like, you can throw in some green beans. It adds a nice touch, but it’s entirely up to you.
That’s it! Once everything is cooked, slice the pork loin filet, serve it with the potatoes and green beans, and spoon the cooking liquid over everything. It’s a hearty and satisfying meal.
Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork: The Perfect Solution
When it comes to quick and delicious meals, Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is a staple in my fridge. These perfectly marinated and seasoned cuts of pork cook up quickly, making them ideal for busy weeknights. Plus, you can find them at your local Walmart during your regular shopping trips.
If you’re new to Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork, you’re in for a treat. These products are bursting with flavor and can be prepared using a variety of cooking methods: slow cookers, Instant Pot, grilling, sautéing, roasting, and more. They’re versatile and convenient, making your life in the kitchen that much easier.
Looking for more recipe ideas featuring Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork? Here are some of my favorites:
- Grilled Pork Loin Filet with Green Beans
- Sheet Pan Pork with Fall Veggies
- Quick and Easy Pork Tenderloin with Foil Packet Potatoes
- Pork Loin Sliders
- Balsamic Cherry Grilled Pork
Visit the Hook’d Up Bar and Grill website for even more mouthwatering recipes and explore the various Smithfield® product options. Trust me, once you try these flavorful cuts of pork, you’ll keep coming back for more.
Leftovers? No Problem!
In the unlikely event that you have any leftovers, don’t worry. Leftover pork makes a fantastic addition to a skillet hash. Top it off with an egg, and you’ve got yourself a delicious breakfast or lunch.
Enjoy this Slow Cooker Pork Loin and Potato Dinner, and savor the delightful flavors of Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. With minimal effort and maximum taste, it’s the perfect solution for your busy weeknights.