The beer -- I like to use Molson Canadian, but any brand will do -- is the key to this simple but delicious slow cooker recipe. Add your favorite spices to give it a different flavor. This recipe is very flexible! And best of all, the leftovers can be used for pulled pork, stew, or sandwiches.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the pork tenderloin, beer, vinegar, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, onion, salt, peppercorns, and sage in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.

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Cook's Note

Do NOT use Lite beer for this recipe. With a proper Canadian brew, the flavour will be subtle. If you use a weak beer, you probably won't get any flavour at all.

Nutrition Facts

218 calories; protein 25.9g 52% DV; carbohydrates 17.5g 6% DV; fat 3.8g 6% DV; cholesterol 65.5mg 22% DV; sodium 656.5mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2010
I used a porktenderloin that was packed already marinating in a garlic/lemon seasoning. I used more vegetables than the recipe called for so it took a little longer but the tenderness of that loin gave 'ME' GREAT REVIEWS!!! T H A N K S!!!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/09/2009
I made this dish as directed...it was very bland and not pleasant to eat. The directions were sketchy...I put it on HIGH for 4 hours and it was a good thing I did...the potatoes were just past cooked...I would not recommend this as it was written. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
03/09/2009
I made this dish as directed...it was very bland and not pleasant to eat. The directions were sketchy...I put it on HIGH for 4 hours and it was a good thing I did...the potatoes were just past cooked...I would not recommend this as it was written. Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2010
I used a porktenderloin that was packed already marinating in a garlic/lemon seasoning. I used more vegetables than the recipe called for so it took a little longer but the tenderness of that loin gave 'ME' GREAT REVIEWS!!! T H A N K S!!!!!! Read More
(42)
Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2011
As the author stated this is a great base recipe to tailor to your liking! I slightly increased the amount of veggies and added 1 chopped celery stalk celery 1 quartered red apple and for herbs I added 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried rosemary 2 bay leaves and 1 Tbsp dried parsley (fresh herbs would have been better). For the beer I increased the amount to 8 fl oz and used Rickard's Red (I'd prefer to use Rickard's Dark but we were out). I cooked it on high for 4 hrs instead of on low. Extremely flavorful tender and convenient. My family and I loved it and will make it again. I highly recommend this recipe and encourage tailoring it by adding herbs/spices you like that compliment pork. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/31/2009
It wasn't bad I just didn't care for it. The meat was very tender. Just didn't like the flavor much. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2009
This tasted just like every other slow cooker roast type thing. I will say I felt like it was a perfectly good waste of beer:0( Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2009
This is a great recipe. I added a few more spices to give it a bit more flavor! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2011
I made this as directed using Wierbacher Winter Ale & added more veggies garlic and sea salt as well as 1 can of Hunts diced tomatoes. It was pretty good. I nice base recipe to explore options and a great way to use up some of your least favorite brews included in a sampler pack! I only gave it 3 stars because it did need some tweaking to make it just right for us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2011
I used a tenderloin that was already seasoned with garlic and rosemary. I slow cooked the tenderloin in Yuenling Black and Tan (the only beer I had on hand at the moment) for 5 hours. The meat was absolutely amazing so tender and tasteful. The left over juices I made a gravy and served with mashed potatoes. The dish was delicious and definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2011
i loved it! i salted it when served but that is pork for ya! thank you! Read More
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