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Crockpot Pork Tenderloin

This really is the best crockpot pork tenderloin. Thanks, Whisking Mama!

The Best Crockpot Pork Tenderloin
from Whisking Mama

  • 2 pounds of pork tenderloin (I use two small tenderloins)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1.5 tablespoons of yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 Shallot chopped (I omitted)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Turn crock pot on to low
  • In large measuring cup add all the ingredients for the marinade and mix
  • Place tenderloin in crock pot and pour over the marinade
  • Cook on low for about 5 hours for two small tenderloins or 6 hours for one large piece
  • Slice and serve pouring the juices over the meat
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Paleo Crockpot Whole Chicken

Kate passed this recipe on to me and although it’s pretty straight forward I have to post it because it came out SO DELICIOUS. I’m not sure I’ll ever roast a chicken again – this was so easy and the chicken came out perfectly. You don’t get crispy skin like you do when roasting it, but it did get brown. Here’s how I did it:
Crockpot Whole Chicken

1 onion
3-4 lb chicken
salt and pepper
onion powder
garlic powder
paprika

Slice the onion and put it on the bottom of the crockpot. Remove the giblets from the chicken and place the chicken on top of the onions, breast side up. Sprinkle on all the seasonings. Cook on high for 5 hours.

Paleo Crockpot Spicy Beef Stew

I love using the crockpot year round but especially in the fall when I’m craving warm bowls of food. In fact this time of year I have to remind myself to eat salad because all I usually want is some sort of one pot meal of warmth. This recipe is inspired from a few different recipes I looked at online and then tweaked to my taste. I’ve made this beef stew twice now and I love the hint of heat from the cayenne. I’ve made it once with sweet potatoes and once with parsnips. Either is good, although you could certainly add both. The potato starch isn’t technically paleo but many people, including me, who follow a paleo or primal diet can handle a small amount with no ill effects. If it’s not your thing, leave it out. I just like the thickness it gives the sauce.

Crockpot Spicy Beef Stew

1 1/2 – 2 lbs stew beef
2 sweet potatoes (or 5 parsnips), peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
1/2 medium white onion, sliced
1 14oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 of the tomato can filled with water
1 Tbsp kosher salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 Tbsp potato starch (optional)

Put everything except the potato starch (if using)  in your crock pot, cook on low for 8 hours. Before serving stir in the potato starch and let sit for 10-15 minutes to thicken. Serve and eat!

Crockpot Egg Casserole

I was going through my own list of recipes here yesterday morning before going to the grocery store so I could decide what I wanted to make for the week. Nothing sounded good. Then I decided I really wanted to use my crockpot and went on a google / food blogroll hunt to find some good crockpot recipes. And oh did I find some!

So this week I made two recipes adapted from the Year of Crockpotting blog. They are excellent, just what I wanted.

Crockpot Egg Casserole
adapted from original here

1 large carton egg whites
2 10 ounce boxes frozen asparagus
1 block reduced fat or fat free feta cheese
1/2 t black pepper

Microwave frozen asparagus until soft and then saute until water cooks off. Spray the inside of crockpot with cooking spray, and add the asparagus.

Crumble in the entire block of feta cheese.

Pour the egg whites on top of the feta and veggies and crack fresh black pepper over the whole mixture.

Cover and cook on high for 2-4 hours. Mine went 3 and a half hours.

Makes 8 servings, each (depending on your feta):
125 calories
4 g fat
4 g carbs
17 g protein


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