Mediterranean Pork Tenderloin with Couscous Slow Cooker– Good Dinner Mama

Slow cooker pork tenderloin

I love sluggish cooker recipes that are special and this Mediterranean Pork Tenderloin with Couscous Salad dosen’t dissatisfy. In addition to being unique, it’s very easy and you can’t mess it up. The pork is absolutely tender and juicy, and after removing the meat from the sluggish cooker, the couscous is made in about fifteen minutes while you whisk together an extraordinarychimichurri– style parsley vinaigrette for spooning over whatever.

Slow cooker pork tenderloin

Garam Masala– How I enjoy thee

Garam Masalais a mixture of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, and peppercorns. This is among my preferred Indian spices, if not among my favorites, period. It’s a warm spice (literally that’s what garam masala means), without heat. Thanks to the intricacy of the garam masala, this plus salt and pepper, are all you need to prep the tenderloin. I buy it readily in grocery stores, but you can make your own and the very best site for finding excellent spice blend dishes is atKevin is CookingGiven that the tenderloin is a lean cut of meat, it just needs 2 hours (or less) until it’s juicy and fork-tender. The meat stays pink due to the fact that of the gentle sluggish cooking but do not worry, it’s absolutely done.

messing up

overcooking the tenderloin.

Parsley Vinaigrette

This parsley vinaigrette is perfectly sprinkled over the couscous salad in addition to the meat for a fresh, Mediterranean delight. One of my taste-testers who took some of this house said her child used her finger to get the last bit out of the bowl. I couldn’t blame her, I enjoyed it too.

Slow cooker pork tenderloin

And what’s not to enjoy about getting a square meal in one pot? The warm couscous and raisin salad cooks for 15 minutes in the sluggish cooker after the tenderloin is removed. The powerful liquid that’s left is the ideal medium for flavoring the couscous. Simply prior to serving, toasted almonds (don’t avoid the toasting part!) are tossed into the couscous/raisin mixture. Sprinkle the parsley vinaigrette over whatever. Light and tasty, ready in no time, one pot. Seems like supper to me!





Ready in simply a number of hours, juicy pork tenderloin with a side couscous salad featuring a delicious parsley vinaigrette for spooning over the couscous and the pork. The tenderloin will be a rosy color throughout, given that it’s cooked gently in the slow cooker. Super juicy and tender.

Course:Slow cooker


Servings: 4

Author: Excellent Supper Mom

  • 1cupchicken broth
  • 4garlic cloves,minced and divided
  • 212- to 16-ounce pork tenderloins, cut
  • 1tablespoongaram masala
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1cupcouscous
  • 1/2cupraisins
  • 1/2cupsliced almonds,toasted
  • 1/2cupextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2cupminced fresh parsley
  • 2tablespoonsred wine vinegar
  1. Pat meat dry and rub the garam marsala mixture all over both tenderloins. Nestle tenderloins into sluggish cooker side by side, rotating thicker end to thinner end.

  2. Add the couscous and raisins into liquid. Fluff couscous with a fork, then stir in almonds (couscous will seem very dry up until you fluff it).

  3. For the parsley vinaigrette, blend oil, parsley, vinegar, and remaining garlic together in a bowl and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Transfer and slice tenderloins to serving platter.

  4. Serve with couscous and parsley vinaigrette for pouring over both.

A little adjusted fromAmerica’s Test Kitchen.

Foolproof Mediterranean Tenderloin with couscous and a light parsley vinaigrette, just a couple hours in the slow cooker.

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