Slow-Cooker Orange Pork Tenderloin with Butternut Squash

In 20 minutes, you can combine five ingredients in the morning and enjoy a slow-cooker sensation at suppertime!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

3
pounds butternut squash, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces (6 cups)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
pork tenderloin (2 pounds)
1/4
cup orange marmalade
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Arrange squash around edge in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt. Place pork in slow cooker (it will overlap squash slightly). Mix marmalade and garlic; spread evenly over pork.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 3 Remove pork from cooker; place on cutting board. Cut pork into slices; serve with squash.

Expert Tips

Try another flavor of marmalade, such as pineapple.

If you have time, brown the pork in oil on all sides before placing in the slow cooker. Browning adds color and a deeper flavor.

Watching your salt intake? Omit the salt, and season with pepper.

This is a great recipe to serve for entertaining. Fan pork slices in a circular pattern on a platter, and spoon squash in the center. Drizzle remaining juices over pork, and garnish with slices of fresh orange.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
35g
35%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.