Thursday, March 22, 2012

Trisha Yearwood's Crock Pot Pork Loin


Have you ever just grabbed a cookbook and stuck Post-it notes all in it, marking the recipes you want to try?  I do it all the time, but usually never get around to making those recipes.  Well this week I picked one of my favorite cookbooks Home Cooking With Trisha Yearwood, and decided to cook a few of those bookmarked recipes.  First one up was Trisha's pork loin cooked in a crock pot.

Now I don't do a whole bunch of crock pot cooking.  No real reason...It's just not my style.  But the results are usually pretty good, the meat is always tender and this recipe was no different.  The meat was so tender it just fell apart when I tried to cut it...But what set this recipe above the others was the gravy!!!  I love anything smothered in gravy!


Trisha Yearwood's Crock Pot Pork Loin
adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood

2 & 1/2 to 3 lb pork loin, trimmed of all visible fat
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp  black pepper
1 tbs vegetable oil
2 cups chicken broth
2 tbs lemon juice
3 tsp soy sauce
3 tbs cornstarch
salt and pepper, to taste

Season the pork loin lightly with salt.  In a small bowl combine the garlic powder, ginger, dried thyme, and black pepper.  Rub the seasoning over the surface of the pork loin.  In a skillet heat the oil and brown the pork loin on all sides.  Transfer the pork to the crock pot.  Combine the chicken broth, lemon juice, and soy sauce; pour over the pork loin.  Cover and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours or on high or 4 to 5 hours on high.  After cooking, transfer the roast to a platter and keep warm.  To make the gravy, pour the liquid from the crock pot into a measuring cup.  Skim off the fat.  Measure two cups of the liquid, adding water if needed.  Transfer to a sauce pan reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid.  Stir the cornstarch into the reserved liquid, then stir into the liquid in the sauce pan.  Heat, stirring frequently, until the gravy is thick.  Taste and season with salt and pepper, if needed.  Serve the roast with the gravy.

18 comments:

  1. Ha-ha! Funny you said it, i have sticky notes sticking out of all my cookbooks! Great recipe, and pictures are delicious. How tasty is a simple meal!

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  2. We must be thinking about the same thing. I was looking for a recipe for cooking pork in the crock pot. This looks really good.

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  3. I love to use my slow cooker, but it was your comment about the gravy that convinced me that I must try this recipe.

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  4. Love my crockpot and this looks pretty good to me. Diane

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  5. I'm not much of a crock pot person either... I guess I like all that stirring.
    This does look yummy!

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  6. Nice photos of that meal! I don't have her cookbook, but with the recipes I've seen, I know there'd be lots of post it notes.

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  7. Bo - I'm so glad to hear that you love Trisha's cookbook too. This is one of my favorite recipes from the book. It's just so tender and you are right, the gravy is the bomb. We refer to it as the blue plate special... ha ha.

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  8. Looks wonderful, Bo! I do love pork loin and there is just something amazing about how it comes out after being in the crock pot all day!

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  9. I never cook pork in Western style, this recipe sound really delicious and shall try it out soon..Happy weekend Bo...

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  10. Yes I do the same thing with so many cookbooks. I need to do the same thing, just make myself actually use one of the recepes! Crock pot cooking is not really my style either, but I will make beans, and pulled pork in it and not always BBQ pulled pork. I will try this one for sure, the whole plate looks good, and with gravy too! :)

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  11. This looks so good! We are on a pork loin kick and everything is better with gravy! Can't wait to try this.

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  12. How delicious this looks! The pork is so tender and shredded it looks like a pork shoulder and not pork loin! I'll have to get our my slow cooker to try this one.

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  13. Great looking plate of food and the third or fouth good looking meal I've seen posted recently from this cookbook.

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  14. Ever tab up a cook book? Yep, most of the ones I have.

    That roast, hell, that whole plate looks delicious Bo. Especially with the gravy, my kind of eats.

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  15. Mmmmm...yup, this does sound good! I love gravy, too and this one sounds like it has some great flavor! I try to do one crockpot meal a week.

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  16. This was wonderful!

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  17. SO DELICIOUS!!!!

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  18. I have it going in the crockpot now! If it tastes as good as it smells, we are in for a treat tonight!! :)

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