Monday, December 27, 2010

Red Wine Pork Tenderloin

The mixer is quiet.
The oven is cold.
The leftovers are hiding,
more than a few days old.

The freezer stands bare,
The fridge is so empty,
And there are no more cookies
piled high to tempt me.

I don't feel like cooking
I haven't given dinner a thought.
What to the rescue?
Of course, the crock-pot!

With staples from the pantry
And a splash of red wine
Pork from the freezer
Will tasty absolutely divine.

Red Wine Pork Tenderloin
Adapted from:

1 pound pork tenderloin
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
1 cup water
3/4 cup red wine
3 tablespoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cut the tenderloin in half crosswise. Place the pork and the dry soup mix into a slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine water, wine, and soy sauce. Pour mixture over the pork, turning to coat. Spread garlic over the pork, leaving as much on top of the roast during cooking as possible. Sprinkle with pepper. Cover slow cooker and cook on low setting for 3 hours. Serve with cooking liquid on the side as au jus.

Serves: 3

With the holidays winding down, the last thing I know I want to do is make yet another run out to the grocery store. This dish is definitely super easy to throw together just a few hours before dinner so you can get back to more important things -- like the new gadgets you just got or that new book you're dying to read. So go do those things, and know you're going to be for some tender juicy pork later on. Definitely make sure you serve the remaining juice as a dipping sauce on the side -- it really makes the garlic and wine flavors come alive in this dish.

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 314Calories from fat 49
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5.4g8%
Saturated Fat 1.8g9%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 1754mg73%
Total Carbs 11.9g4%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g4%
Sugars 1.3g
Protein 41.9g
Vitamin A 0%Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 5%Iron 14%


  1. I'll have a pork tenderloin any time, any place, any style! :) Great recipe!

  2. I love an easy crock pot recipe and I do believe I have a pork tenderloin in the freezer!! This looks great! Thank you for the dinner idea!

  3. Love it!!! Oh you and I are in the same boat... I so don't feel like cooking. My husband is out of town, daughter at a friends house, my son and I had oatmeal for dinner!

  4. What a great poem! :D Awesome entry to a post, not to mention the pork sounds great!

  5. hi
    love a recipe for things I always have on hand
    just put this is the crockpot an hour ago

    was surprised to see cooking time of 3 hours only
    is that enough


  6. Wintkat -- 3 - 3:30 hours should be good for 1 pound of pork tenderloin. The original recipe called for 2 pounds at 4 hours. You just want to be careful not to overcook the pork so it becomes dry. Hope you enjoy it!

  7. loved how this came out
    very moist

    def will become a go-to-favorite




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