Pork Tenderloin from the slow cooker with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Yum! I just finished eating the most delicious pork tenderloin I’ve ever had. I’m not much of a pork person (I prefer chicken or beef), but this dish makes me want to reconsider.

This meal scores high for both taste and ease. For the pork, I just threw the tenderloin in the crock pot, added water, onion soup packet, red wine, soy sauce, and garlic. Except for the onion soup packet, these were all ingredients I had in my cabinet anyway, which made it easy. Then all I had to do was wait for a while as it cooked!

This was the first time I’d made mashed potatoes of any kind from scratch. After I got home, I realized we didn’t have any vegetable peelers, so I used a knife to cut the sweet potato skin off as thinly as I could. I cut them into one-inch cubes and covered them with cold water in a big pot, and brought them to a boil. After simmering for 20 minutes, I whipped them using a hand mixer and combined with 4oz of Neufchâtel cheese and a sprinkle of sea salt.

Both were SO. GOOD. Kyle also said they were the best sweet potatoes he’d ever had! The pork just fell apart, it was so tender. I left the pork in for about 6 hours instead of the 4 recommended by the recipe.

Taste: 9

Ease: 9

Time: 3 (slow cooker)

Here is the recipe for the pork, and here is the recipe for the sweet potatoes.

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