Crock Pot Savory Pork Tenderloin Stew is a winter mealtime staple in my household. Actually, any stew is for that matter. We just love stew – period! There is nothing like biting into delicious vegetables, tender meat and hot savory gravy on a cold, damp and dreary day! I do not have a recipe in the typical sense as I create the dish as I go but for you, my dear readers, I have thought about every step that I took and ingredient that I added and created this recipe for you. Enjoy!
Unless I am preparing something that I have not yet made or watched someone else make, for the most part, I wing it when I am cooking. I add a little of this, a dash of that and presto, I have created a delicious and hearty meal.
Crock Pot Savory Pork Tenderloin Stew (my take on it)
1 package of Pork Tenderloin (the one we buy has both halves in it – use both)
5 stems of celery
5 large carrots
6 medium sized potatoes
2 large onions
6 large mushrooms (you will need these for the gravy – just slice these thinly to prepare)
1 large bulb of garlic ( yes! we love our garlic – you can use 1 or 2 or less or more cloves depending on your tastes)
1 Large Tetra Box of Liquid Beef Broth
In a crock pot (set to high), add the Beef Broth and Pork Tenderloin
Chop the carrots, potatoes and celery into bite sized portions and place into the crock pot.
Dice the onions and finely chop the garlic and place into the crock pot
Once everything is in the crock pot, it’s time to add some flavor!
- Montreal Steak Spice (don’t go too heavy on this – just shake along the exposed Pork Tenderloin)
- Club House Herb & Pepper Seasoning ( again, just a few quick shakes)
- Mrs Dash Herb and Garlic Seasoning Blend (go to town with this – if you want – I shook it about 8 times)
Let simmer in the crock pot for about 3 hours.
Remove the contents from the cock pot and place them into a large pot.
Place on the stove and turn the burner temperature between med-high until it starts to simmer.
Let simmer for about an hour or so – stirring occasionally!
Next, take a smaller pot and prepare the gravy. I used 2 packages of Club House Mushroom Gravy. Follow the directions and add your mushrooms into the gravy mix.
Once the gravy is ready, pour it into the larger pot that contains your pork tenderloin and vegetables.
Let simmer about 30 minutes or so – stirring occasionally.
By now you should be really hungry and ready to bite into the tantalizing Pork Tenderloin Stew. You have been smelling that delicious aroma for most of the day!
Just one more step left and you can enjoy the spoils of your creativity!
Since the Pork Tenderloin has been cooking and simmering for quite some time, it will be juicy, tender and falling apart so don’t worry about those large portions that you placed into the crock pot initially.
In a small container, mix about 1/2 cup of all purpose flour and 1/2 cup water. Mix vigorously to get all the lumps out so it becomes a nice creamy consistency.
Turn up the heat on the large pot to allow the contents to simmer vigorously. Stir in the flour and water mixture slowly making sure to stir while doing so. The liquid within will begin to thicken very quickly. Add as little or as much of the mixture as you want until you reach your desired consistency.
This recipe serves 4-6 easily using large bowls.
Christine is the proud mother of three amazing adults in their 20s, and one ‘fur baby’, a dog named Tracker who is never far from Christine’s side. A devoted gardener, during the spring and summer months Christine can normally be found tending to her flower and vegetable gardens. Living in Southern Ontario near Lake Erie, Christine enjoys spending time outdoors, is an avid hiker and fisher, including ice fishing in the winter months.
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