8 hour meals….(*apologies to Rachael Ray) Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin

March 23, 2008 Kyron 1 Comment

As the parent of a special needs child I am frequently out and on the road at doctors appointments, IEP meetings and after school special activities. Rachael Ray may be the queen of the 30 minute meal – I’ve become the queen of the 8 hour meal! The crock pot iscrockpot1 8 hour meals….(*apologies to Rachael Ray) Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin my hero! I throw a bunch of ingredients in the crockpot first thing in the morning, set the time I want it to cook (typically 8-10 hours) and off I go to only open it up in time to serve dinner to the hungry hordes. Weekly on Sundays I will share some of our family’s favorites.

Originally published by Diana Rattray Southernfood.about.com Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin


  • 2 pork tenderloins, about 1 pound each
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced (original recipe calls for 1 small clove)
  • 4 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard or country-style
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar (we prefer cider)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  • Grease the slow cooker with a little oil or use a cooking bag to make cleanup easier.
  • Wash and trim the pork and pat dry; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place pork in the slow cooker. Combine garlic, mustard, honey, brown sugar, vinegar, and thyme; pour over the pork. Turn pork to coat thoroughly.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, or on HIGH for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours.
  • Remove pork to a plate, cover with foil, and keep warm. Pour the juices into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, or until reduced by about one-third. Combine the cornstarch and cold water; whisk into the reduced juices and cook for 1 minute longer. Serve pork sliced with the thickened juices.

Serves 6

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  1. Hello!
    I just linked to your site for the first time – from [with]tv. I use my crock pot regularly and I enjoy watching Dancing with the Stars, too! We might have more in common – in terms of understanding how the world works. Please visit my blog www dot therextras dot com – intended for parents of children with disabilities. I’ll be checking back and reading through your site from now on. Thanks! Barbara

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