Crockpot Herbed Pork Tenderloin & Vegetables
Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Allergy-Free, Minimal Ingredients, Easy
Have this delicious and easy to execute Paleo crockpot herbed pork tenderloin and vegetable family meal ready to eat when hunger calls!
After a long day’s work (and play), finding time to execute a family meal can be challenging. If I don’t have dinner started by three, there’s a chance we’ll be eating leftovers or eating a random assortment of snacks.
If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you know how hard I’ve been working on getting my kids off snacks, so the past two weeks, I’ve been meal planning up a storm with my Paleo Family Easy Meals Guide.
The days I know we’ll be busy, I always have a crockpot meal ready to go, like this delicious family meal featured here! I encourage you to swap out the vegetables with ones your family will enjoy!
Also, there are red pepper flakes in the herbed pork rub, but I promise you, you can not taste them. If you are following the AIP diet or have a sensitive palate to spice, you can omit it entirely without losing flavor.
You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!
Either way, I’d love to hear how your pork tenderloin turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.
How to Make Crockpot Herbed Pork Tenderloin & Vegetables
Here’s the ingredients you’ll need to make your crockpot meal:
garlic cloves, minced
1. Dab the pork tenderloin with a paper towel until dry and then place it into the crockpot.
2. In a small bowl, combine the avocado oil, minced garlic, oregano, thyme, sage, onion powder, sea salt, and black pepper and rub it over the pork tenderloin.
3. Top the tenderloin with onion and carrots and pour any remaining rub over the vegetables.
Tip: Swap out onions and carrots for vegetables your family will eat! I had some asparagus that needed to be eaten, so I added them to the crockpot as well!
4. Cover and cook for 6 to 8 hours on low or until vegetables are fork-tender and meat is falling apart.
How to Source the Best Pork
For most of us, hunting down or raising our own pigs is out of the question, so the next best option is purchasing locally pastured raised pigs. You can typically find pastured raised pigs at farmer’s markets, co-ops, local farms, and butchers. Since pork is relatively cheaper when compared to beef or chicken, you can get quality pork for a fraction of the price, which is perfect for a large family or sticking within your weekly budget.
How to Store Crockpot Herbed Pork Tenderloin & Vegetables
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator, which is perfect for the weeks’ lunch meal prep.
This recipe is an excellent freezer meal! Make this dish and allow it to cool completely before storing it in a freezer-safe and airtight container(s). This will safely keep in the freezer for 3 to 4 months. Defrost in the refrigerator 24 hours before eating.
Essential Equipment for Making Crockpot Herbed Pork Tenderloin & Vegetables
Crockpot – (Otherwise known as the slow cooker). Crockpots are perfect for ‘setting and forgetting.’ I’ll usually prepare this the night before and turn on the crockpot first thing in the morning. Honestly, I’m not sure what beats coming home to the aromas of a cooked meal and being able to eat right away! Plus, the crockpot leaves the pork moist and tender, which is hard to do in the oven!
More Paleo Crockpot Meals
Shredded BBQ Pork – Take your favorite Summer dish and bring it inside this Winter in this flavorful BBQ pork crockpot meal!
Beef Roast & Vegetables – This Paleo crockpot beef roast and vegetable meal is perfect for busy families and new moms! Throw this flavorful dish together with minimal work and effort.
Beef Stroganoff – Enjoy this dish toppled over a bed of mashed parsnips, cauliflower, or sweet potatoes!
Basic Staples for Making Crockpot Herbed Pork Tenderloin & Vegetables
Pork Tenderloin – When you are on a budget or just frugal (like me), the pork tenderloin will allow you to get the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to quantity and quality.
Avocado Oil – Avocado oil is my preferred cooking oil because it’s so universal in the kitchen. It has a light flavor that is perfect for marinating, yet a high smoke point which is ideal for cooking!
Spices – Oregano, thyme, sage, onion powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Shop my favorite brand; Simply Organic!
Onions – Onions are also a staple in our household. I use them in just about every meal. My favorite onion is the yellow onion, but occasionally you’ll see a recipe that uses red or white.
Carrots – Carrots in this dish help bulk it up! If you have a family of picky eaters, replace the carrots with a vegetable they love!
Garlic – I am a garlic-alcoholic! (Is that a thing)? I put garlic in many of my dishes to enhance the flavor profile, like with this delicious pork tenderloin!
Crockpot Herbed Pork Tenderloin & Vegetables
- Dab the pork tenderloin with a paper towel until dry and then place it into the crockpot.
- In a small bowl, combine the avocado oil, minced garlic, oregano, thyme, sage, onion powder, sea salt, and black pepper and rub it over the pork tenderloin.
- Top the tenderloin with onion and carrots and pour any remaining rub over the vegetables.
- Cover and cook for 6 to 8 hours on low or until vegetables are fork tender and meat is falling apart.
Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.