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Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

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Make this comforting Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin on a cozy day. Let your slow cooker do the work while you relax and await a perfectly prepared, tender, and succulent HORMEL® Original Pork Tenderloin. Even more, the scent of warm spices, sweet potatoes, apples, and cranberries will fill your home with the enticing aromas of autumn.

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1 tablespoon light brown sugar
½ teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 pounds (3 medium) sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced ½-inch thick
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (18.4-ounce) package HORMEL® Original Pork Tenderloin
2 medium apples, cored, peeled and coarsely chopped
¼ cup dried cranberries
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons HOUSE OF TSANG® low-sodium soy sauce


  1. In small bowl, mix together ¼ cup brown sugar, thyme, salt, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger and cayenne pepper.

  2. Arrange sweet potato slices in the bottom of slow cooker. Add chopped onion and sprinkle with about half the spice mixture.

  3. Coat pork with remaining spice mixture. Place in slow cooker on top of vegetables. Top pork with apples, cranberries and water. Cover.

  4. Cook on HIGH 1 to 1 ½ hours. Turn heat to LOW setting. Cook 5 to 6 hours.

  5. Remove pork from slow cooker. In small bowl, combine soy sauce and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Brush over pork. Broil in oven 5 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with more glaze.

  6. To serve, transfer pork to cutting board and carve crosswise into thick slices. Spoon sweet potato, onion and apple mixture onto a serving platter and arrange pork slices over the top. If there’s any liquid left in the slow cooker, serve separately on the side.