Friday, January 15, 2010

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

I don't cook pork a lot. But when I do, I usually stick to the same 3 ways of preparing it: in the crock pot with sauerkraut, in the crock pot with bbq sauce, or fried or oven pork chops.

I found this recipe while searching for a slow cooker recipe for pork that only called for a few ingredients. As usual, I made a few changes to the recipe in order to avoid a trip to the grocery store!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork


  • 2 1/2 lb. Pork Loin
  • 1 can cranberry sauce (jellied)
  • 1/3 cup Catalina dressing
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes


  • season pork loin with salt, pepper and garlic powder (to your liking)
  • place in bottom of slow cooker
  • in a small bowl, stir together the cranberry sauce and the dressing
  • stir in onion
  • pour over pork loin
  • sprinkle with red pepper flakes
  • cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 -3 hours

The cooking time on the original recipe was longer than it took for mine to cook. Sometimes I think my crock pot cooks faster than most. I was able to slice it, when usually when I cook pork, it just shreds.

I served with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans.

The sauce ingredients sounded very odd to me, but I was willing to try it after reading the reviews of the original recipe. I liked it enough to make it again, but it's not an absolute favorite.

I think I will try it again using FRENCH dressing as stated, rather than the Catalina that I had in my fridge.

1 comment:

Robin said...

I love I find many good ones on there and love my virtual recipe box that sends me the directions through e-mail. Very handy. I am always looking for more pork recipes myself. I have all these ingredients on hand so I should try it. We do a lot of pork tenderloin with some thyme and rosemary potatoes tossed with olive oil. I always need applesauce!

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