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Pork Tenderloin in Slow Cooker

Heatherb Apr 12, 2007 03:12 AM

I have some Mole simmer sauce from William Sonoma that I want to use. I have hit on the idea of doing a pork tenderloin in the slow cooker and using it with that. Is this a bad idea?

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    compucook RE: Heatherb Apr 12, 2007 04:41 AM

    IMHO yes it is. Pork tenderloin is a lean meat and won't hold up to a long slow cook in the crockpot. A better choice would be a fattier pork roast that you could simmer in that sauce to make it tender and somewhat shredded. When I cook pork tenderloin (similar to filet in beef) I cook it at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. That's all it needs.

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    1. re: compucook
      QueenB RE: compucook Apr 12, 2007 07:31 AM

      I agree. A slow cooker would ruin the texture and completely overcook a tenderloin.
      Do either a pork shoulder or the "country style ribs". They have enough fat to be able to deal with the low and slow cooking.

    2. Kagemusha RE: Heatherb Apr 12, 2007 04:49 AM

      As Compucook said, tenderloin's not the cut for that--rather like doing the same to a good steak! Pork shoulder would be a better choice.

      1. maria lorraine RE: Heatherb Apr 12, 2007 11:43 PM

        Nope, don't use pork tenderloin. Pork roast would be better.
        Can you post the mole sauce recipe?

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        1. re: maria lorraine
          maria lorraine RE: maria lorraine Apr 15, 2007 02:29 PM

          Please see this Chowhound recipe (though for barbeque pork) that may have some
          good tips for you to make your pork mole. Sounds yummy.

        2. cheri RE: Heatherb Apr 15, 2007 02:50 PM

          I don't agree with the posters below at all. I have cooked a pork loin roast (same thing) in a slow cooker many, many times and it is always delicious! Try it and let us know the results.

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            maria lorraine RE: cheri Apr 15, 2007 02:54 PM

            Pork loin or pork tenderloin? Big difference.

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              ESNY RE: cheri Apr 15, 2007 02:56 PM

              Pork loin roast is not the same as a pork tenderloin.

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