Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Beer


Fall has arrived in DC, and I am loving this cooler weather.   I had some Sam Adam's Oktoberfest beer and I thought why not use it with a slow cooker pork loin.  This was another easy dish to make, but pretty much putting anything in a slow cooker makes it easy right?  I served this pork loin over pearl couscous (also called Israeli couscous).  Just spoon some sauce over the couscous and top with veggies and slices of pork loin.  This pork would also be great served over rice or mashed potatoes.  Leftovers would make awesome sandwiches too.  Enjoy! 

Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Beer

Ingredients
1.5 to 2 pounds marinated pork loin (I used Smithfield Garlic & Herb.)
16 ounce bottle beer (I used Sam Adam’s Oktoberfest.)
1 onion, sliced
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
salt and pepper to taste


Directions

Combine beer, sliced onions and mushrooms in slow cooker.   Season with salt and pepper, if desired.


Place pork loin on top of vegetables.


Cook on low 8 to 10 hours.



Note:  To thicken sauce, remove pork and vegetables, and whisk in a couple tablespoons of cornstarch or flour directly in slow cooker.  Cover and cook on high for about 10 to 15 minutes.  Add in a tablespoon of butter for a richer sauce.