Pork Loin with Apples, Honey and Thyme
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Cooking the apples and onions in butter before they hit the slow cooker gives you a super-rich, satisfying dinner, worth that little added effort.
unsalted butter2 Tbsp
fresh apple(s)3 medium, green, firm, tart, peeled, cored, & thinly sliced
uncooked onion(s)1 medium, yellow, halved and sliced into thin half-moons
apple cider vinegar2 Tbsp
fresh thyme4 sprig(s)
uncooked lean only pork loin2 ½ pound(s), boneless
paprika¼ tsp, mild
table salt¼ tsp
black pepper¼ tsp
- Melt the butter in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add the apples and onion; cook, stirring often, until they soften, about 5 minutes. Scrape the contents of the skillet into a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add the vinegar, honey and thyme sprigs; toss well.
- Set the skillet back over medium heat, add the pork, and brown on all sides, turning often, about 6 minutes. Set the pork into the vegetables in the cooker; sprinkle with the paprika, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours or until the pork is cooked through.
- Transfer the pork to a large cutting board; cool for 5 minutes. Slice into 16 rounds. Serving size: 2 pork slices plus 1/2 cup vegetables and sauce.